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Old 09-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Zell View Post
Yeah I've read online as well that those ball joints are near impossible to remove without the special tool, even with heat.

When I do my overhaul at a local "DIY garage" shop thing around here, I'll ask them if they have any tools that might be able to do it. If they have some tool that'll work I'll let you know.

This guy is renting out a tool that can do it, the thread is old but maybe he's still around.
Oh yeah. I have the tool? How do you think I did it? Tim has it at the moment otherwise I'd show you how it's set up. Or I might have a pic around somewhere. but it's pretty much like the home made tool but a LOT sturdier. For one, the rod is solid as fvck. Heavy duty. Designed for the job. The pieces also have to be machined to a certain shape so they don't come into contact with the brake heat shield.
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