Originally Posted by lawtq
All i got to say is wow! You took them out yourself?! I'm sure pressing them i the same way is ok and what should have been done. Why do you think this isn't ideal?
Weren't you worried about the ball joints on the old control arms though? You'll have fresh bushings with old wobbly ball joints. This is why I'll replace the whole arm instead of just the bushings.
How much did this operation cost you? How difficult was the arm d.i.y? Did you do both upper and lower arms? I'm guessing only the lower one? I'll admit I'm ipressed
I meant it isnt ideal to NOT press them the same way.
Yes it were just the lower ones, and is very time consuming and kind of exhausting but kind of fun too. The ball joints werent that wobbly at all, not like new obviously but good. I think the whole thing was 150-160 plus my time.
Ill post a picture to try to explain myself.
This is the control arm how it came out. The guy pressed the bigger one on the right, 45degrees counter clockwise from the original position shown in the photo. Copy?