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Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« on: March 04, 2014, 03:44:22 PM »
As in, where to go for a quick balljoint R&R? Thanks guys!
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Re: Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 05:55:02 PM »
Rent a ball joint press tool from auto zone or checker.  They work good and are easy to use.  I had to get creative with some large washers to space the included arbor out far enough so the threads on the ball joint didn't foul on the tool.  Sometimes you can also rent different style arbors for different makes in addition to the press tool.   

Regarding professional press work.... I always use B&B machine.  They're legit and the pricing is very reasonable.

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Re: Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 07:31:14 PM »
Oh, nice! Didn't know they were rentable, I shall look into it. Thanks
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Re: Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 11:04:56 PM »
I just bought a press from harbor freight, best purchase i made in a long time.
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Re: Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 06:34:30 PM »
Update: Press is/was not necessary. Hammered em out, not too laborous. Smacked em back in, too. Just have to keep an eye on how its going in (he-he-he)
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Re: Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 11:36:51 AM »
Couple blocks of wood and a big fucking hammer.  Also for anyone else doing this you can toss the ball joint in the freezer and put the LCA in the sun.  LCA will expand while the ball joint will shrink and will pop in with little effort. 
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Re: Where do you guys go for pressing matters?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 06:25:43 PM »
I thought about the expansion technique, then I was like.... Fuck it lol
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