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Old 09-11-2012, 03:54 AM
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Well guys I did the upper control arms when I got outta class today. And I must say, I had some serious difficulty with this one. Mostly because I didn't have the correct tools. I just moved to my own house so I don't have a compressor, impact or nothin. I'm not going to lie. It took about 5 hours. I had stubborn bolts, no good penetrant and the ball joints were a real pita. I bought a little remover tool fork lookin thing. My left side was so bad I had to use redneck ingenuity to get it off. Anyways I'll post some pictures tomorrow. And I'm doing the tie rod ends tomorrow when I get outta class at 1:30.
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^damn man that fork thing is the pickle fork that that guy said not to use lol. At least you got it done.
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^damn man that fork thing is the pickle fork that that guy said not to use lol. At least you got it done.
HA HA yup, at least he got it done. The lowers that pickle fork will NOT work on, at least didn't on mine. I highly recommend just going and renting the front end kit that had the puller. I think it cost me $160 but that is just a deposit and you get 100% of that back
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Well I went to every auto parts store in town and no one had a tie rod puller thingy. I did the tie rod ends tonight and they were a PITA too. Took about three hours to do both sides. Anyways here's some pictures from last night.

Workin in the dark taking advantage of the light plant I bought for the hurricane season hahaah.



Got the new upper control arm on.



Redneck ingenuity at it's finest right here. Put a 2x4 on a jack pushing up on the fork thingy. Worked pretty good actually.



And of course the reward


I'm trying to get my bilsteins put on friday so I can go pick up my friends toyo m/t 35x12.5s. Hoping to be leveled with new tires and new lower ball joints by next week.
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Yup! Got my lift and wheel spacers in the mail! CST 3" lift with rancho shocks all around.
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