Predatorizer, I've been wondering if anybody has done that yet, as I have been considering it myself. I will most definately be doing that this weekend. All this talk of ball joints going out has taken a toll on me. Granted I should not have to do this, and warranty would probably cover it if they went out, my luck, mine wouldn't go out until after warranty is expired. Even it it is covered, we all know how it sucks having your quad tied up at the dealers when all you want to do is ride. Let the drilling begin!
This is just a suggestion. I have not tried this myself on balljoints but it might work. If you own a vise you might be able to press them out with it. It works when replacing the u-joints in a 4x4 truck, it might work for this also. Find a socket that is just slightly smaller that the opening the balljoint fits in. then find a socket the is slightly larger than the opening that the balljoint fits in. put the small socket on one side and the large one on the other and place it in the vise. start tighten the vise. the small socket should force the balljoint out while the larger socket pushes against the arm and allows the ball joint to slide out. Putting the new one in would work the same way. It might be worth a try. Its the same principle as a press only without the extreme pressure of a press. Like i said i have never done this myself but the technique seems right. Anyone, agree or disagree with this hypothesis?
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