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Old 09-24-2010, 01:34 PM
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THAT is a very innovative solution to the ball joint removal issue. I have a Harbor Freight BJ tool and I simply cut the end of the ball joint bolt off so that the basic HF tool gets the proper angle and won't slip off the bolt. Same principle, different approach. My approach is a destructive solution as you typically don't reuse the control or thrust arm in a suspension overhaul. However, if you want to reuse your arm, THIS is definitely the tool solution of choice. Well done!!! And a very fair price, too.
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