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#1 anyone know where i can find the special tool for cheap or anyone think an autostore would rent one?

#2 think this is something your average backyard mechanic can do without a lift? ive heard its easy as pie and ive heard its a PITA
 

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I've done it more than I'd like to admit laying on my back in gravel.

All you need is a ball joint tool and air. Super easy.
 

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I've done it more than I'd like to admit laying on my back in gravel.

All you need is a ball joint tool and air. Super easy.
ball joint tool woks for unloading the bars? it seems way different then the c-clamp type thingy that they sell
 

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A ball joint tool is a C clamp

You can get cheap Chinese ones for 20 bucks.
 

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A ball joint tool is a C clamp

You can get cheap Chinese ones for 20 bucks.
i thought ball joint pullers were like 3 prong things with a bolt in the middle? ive undid the balljoints when we levels my buddies f150

but if a regular old c-clamp works i got plenty of those
 

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You need something to put an impact on. You aint unloading it by hand. lol. A regular c clamp will bend.
 

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Be careful with c clamp because they brake. I just borrow a big 7 ton puller from parts store and use that. Make sure is one that you can make 2 claws with
 

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oooohh.... damn that tight huh
Its not that its tight. Theres a lot of force on those suckers. I bent a pretty big C Clamp in half the first time I tried it.

Did you see the tool from post #5? Its a ball joint press.
 

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yea i did...my cheap ass just doesnt wanna spend 80 bucks on a tool ill only use once lol
 

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Go to your local autoparts store. They will rent you one.
 

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you leveling your truck or lowering it?
 

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No problem homeslice
 

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:WTF:banghead kids these days...



j/k...be sure to post some pictures!:rockin
 

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I want mine lower.

Beech, did you get drop keys?

I'm looking at the DJM 3/5 like Brians truck. I wanna drop it and still be able to have it aligned.
 

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I want mine lower.

Beech, did you get drop keys?

I'm looking at the DJM 3/5 like Brians truck. I wanna drop it and still be able to have it aligned.
not yet...i woulnt mind the new control arms but i hear theyre a major pain to put in...

when i dropped my rear it actually raised my front:confused:

i figure i can take at least a god 2 inches out of it
 
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