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How much of a PITA are they to install?
 

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not too bad. just get yourself a balljoint press WITH the specific 4wd spacers & adapters.
its kinda a pain in the a$$ when you have to make spacers out of old bearing races and sockets.
 

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You mean like the whole job? It's time consuming because you need to disassemble so much to get to the ball joints. The spindle can be a PITA unless you have a spindle puller. I would replace the axle joints while it's apart.
 

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IF its the style im thinking of...

the PITA part would be getting the rusted on steering arm off the left side knuckle, the actual pressing in and out of old ball joints(unless you have proper tools like stated above) and i can't remember whether you'll have to remove the (camber/caster) cam located in the top flange... if you do, then you'll need the 4pronged socket to do such.. other than that, if you have proper tools, then you should be ok...
 

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Sounds like I'll be letting someone else do it since I don't have those tools.
 

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On 2005-12-08 22:22, CooterGitsRDone wrote:
i can't remember whether you'll have to remove the (camber/caster) cam located in the top flange...

That isn't a caster/camber cam, it's just a round sleeve used to set the proper torque on the ball joints.
 

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On 2005-12-09 10:34, K5Chris wrote:
its is just a preload spacer. they have aftermarket ones that will adjust for camber and caster.

thanks for the clear up... im accustomed to the offset types mainly because thats what i'll use to make corrections when aligning one...
 
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