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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted June 02, 2005 06:49 AM  
What is the best way to get the original lower ball joint out of a lower a-frame. I am afraid of bending the aframe by beating on it or trying to press it out.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted June 02, 2005 09:44 AM  
If it is a pressed in ball joint the best way is to press it out.
If you do it in a hydraulic press with the proper adapter there is not much chance of bending anything. A suspension shop or machine shop can press em out and press your new ones in too.

Some People Race For A Living; I Live To Race

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted June 02, 2005 06:38 PM  
You can also rent a small press for Autozone. The press can be used with the arm on the car so you dont have to take everything apart. Ive used theres several times with no problem.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted June 02, 2005 08:36 PM  
We use a torch and heat up the a-frame right around where it squeezes the ball good, comes out fairly easy.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted June 03, 2005 06:26 PM  
i smack it once with a three pound sledge!

thrill hill
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted June 04, 2005 08:10 PM  
There you go beat the he$$ out of it. Take your sledge to the track too, be surprised when you need it along with a com-a-long.


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