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Lower Control Arm ball-joint

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Lgibson, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Lgibson

    Lgibson Full Access Member

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    Anyone ever press one of these out? My press is only a 12 ton.
    I put a chassis ear transmitter on the rear bushing and another on the lower ball-joint. It is the ball joint that is knocking. At 55k now of course I want to replace both bushings while doing the ball-joint. That ball-joint looks mighty stout. Just wondering if anyone here has done one. If I could do it I could save $150.
     
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    Man, my lower control arm bushings went out with not much more miles than you have. I'd be tempted to just replace the whole dang things.
     
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    Yes, I know. The only question is if I will replace components, saving $140, or buy the whole new CA. I know my press will do the bushings, just not sure about balljoint.
     
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    I was gonna do this initially at 80k but when i took the arms out, they were rusted to shit so I just decided to replace the whole damn things. IMO, it's not worth pressing out the ball-joints themselves.
     
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    Atlantic British has a video on how to do the bushing replacement without using a press. I am not sure if they replaced the ball joint. You might take a look at the video.
     
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    Perfect timing, thanks! LR quoted me just shy of $2k to replace my front lower control arms (they replace the whole arms, not just worn bushings).
     
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    I replaced my LCAs for $430 plus an alignment.
     
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  10. jjvd21

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    No. Advanced Factors ships worldwide. Still cheaper than oem with better quality. If you order the kit it comes with all necessary bolts and fittings. My dealer commented on the quality.
     

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