aight I got to replace all of my upper & lower balljoints. Whats the easiest way to take out the upper joints and does anyone have any tips for the uppers and lowers that may help me out?
How were the uppers bolt on? Aren't the uppers pressed in? I know the lowers are riveted, but how do you bolt on the upper ball joints?kdubaz said:Yeah I was gonna say the same thing. I'm in the process of replacing my lowers right now, but I did my uppers a few weeks ago. Bolt in, bolt out deal.
Drill them out with a small drill bit, make sure to center it, and go up in size with bits two or three times till its almost out. Then i resorted to heating a sledge and a big phillips head. Have fun, took me forever. Good luckkdubaz said:Well that's up to you. I do know you cannot get a factory upper balljoint by itself. The lowers you can get though.
BTW, anyone had any luck getting the lowers out? I've ground the heads off of the rivets, now I'm trying to get the things out of there, using an air chisel, and NO luck.
Ok, I thought that was the case.kdubaz said:They're pressed into the uppers, and since Chevy only offers a replacement control arm, not the balljoint, I bolted in a new control arm.
way2hi said:how much did the DJM UCA's run ya? Do you have 2" spindles up front or factories? What do you have for LCA's? Got any pics of how much camber ya got up front when laid out?
So I can replace the factory balljoint in my upper control arms?