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Ball Joints #7644247 10/28/19 01:45 AM
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I am looking to change my ball joints on a 2006 2500HD Chevy. I have read nothing but good reviews on the Snap-On press but it is outrageous in price. I also read good things about the OTC press but you have to buy a bunch of adapters. I have not seen anything good on any of the other ball joint presses. Does anyone have any suggestions on which one to buy?

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My ball joints have been killing me this week with this rain....


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Originally Posted by Stratgolfer
My ball joints have been killing me this week with this rain....



Try pressing them.

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I hear BenGay works bolt

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Rent one from an auto part store.


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Originally Posted by wp75169
Originally Posted by Stratgolfer
My ball joints have been killing me this week with this rain....



Try pressing them.

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Re: Ball Joints [Re: Critterskinner] #7644453 10/28/19 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Critterskinner
I am looking to change my ball joints on a 2006 2500HD Chevy. I have read nothing but good reviews on the Snap-On press but it is outrageous in price. I also read good things about the OTC press but you have to buy a bunch of adapters. I have not seen anything good on any of the other ball joint presses. Does anyone have any suggestions on which one to buy?

Autozone also oriley will lone them out even if you don’t buy your parts from them


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Re: Ball Joints [Re: Critterskinner] #7645432 10/29/19 02:05 AM
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Guess I will rent one from the auto parts store. Can’t believe nobody owns one they can recommend.

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A good one is going to cost you. Mines cheap.... I really like the new Matco one.


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Re: Ball Joints [Re: Critterskinner] #7645598 10/29/19 11:43 AM
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If you're around Denton, you can borrow my harbor freight press kit. I have a 06 2500 as well. Pretty easy job but it does take a while.


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Just get the whole front end kit. Upper and lower control arms with new bushings and ball joints already installed.


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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Just get the whole front end kit. Upper and lower control arms with new bushings and ball joints already installed.

This

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Re: Ball Joints [Re: Big_Country01] #7647650 10/31/19 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Just get the whole front end kit. Upper and lower control arms with new bushings and ball joints already installed.


They aren't offered in Kryptonite parts.

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I have rented the ones from autozone/o'rileys a few times, never had an issue and I personally don't have enough use for one to spend the money on buying a decent one. They charge you for the kit and if you bring it back they refund your cc account, only costs the time and gas to get there and back.


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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Just get the whole front end kit. Upper and lower control arms with new bushings and ball joints already installed.

Absolutely! I work in a parts store (retiree hours). By the time you wrestle with a ball joint press kit and manage to get the new one broken putting it in - or removing the entire control arm to press the joint in or out (and either your time or a shop's time) - for a few extra bucks you can get replacement control arms with (as noted above) with the ball joint already in and all the other bushings new.


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