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Yeah the pickle fork wold work if it was about 2 inches wider so it could spread the joint a little... I got a suspension shop that said about 380 to install the whole front end....that reasonable for removing and installing upper and lower along with springs????
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You're not tryin' hard enough to remove them the spindles. Thats $380 that could go somewhere else.
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I would only charge you $250, or $200 and a case of beer.

I also found a pickle fork ineffective. BFH, FTW, and a jack under the control arm to hold it while you pound.


Edit; thats $250 for both front and back.
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use a BFH or go rent a balljoint puller like this one
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Yeah the pickle fork wold work if it was about 2 inches wider so it could spread the joint a little... I got a suspension shop that said about 380 to install the whole front end....that reasonable for removing and installing upper and lower along with springs????
Thats not really that bad of a price with how much labor intensive it is for a shop to install it..

But i would still say do it yourself man..
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Alright... I will look into a ball joint puller... I am leaving for two months on a exercise over in England and Scotland, next Friday the 19th... Guess all this is on hold till November when I get home... Sometimes the Navy just loves to interfere with my Modding... Thinking about taking the AC panel and other things with me to mod while on the ship.....
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Well I am on my way to Scotland, England, and now Poland... I should be home around Thanksgiving.... Then I will be on leave and should be able to get this installed... I know its a wait for all to see but gotta do what the Navy needs me to do.... email at work is [email protected].....
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Good luck buddy....and Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2008
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Well everything has been installed and is ready to roll... need to get an alignment done and ensure all fittings are lubed good now... I did it in my driveway with help from my brother and a friend... 6 hours per front wheel...lol took a while between FSU stomping Wisconsin in the Champs Sports bowl and me just chatting away...lol anyways everything is done now.... Pics of the completion in the morning....
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pics or ban
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good to hear youre back and got 'er done. i wanna see FR500s and slam on the stx! watch out for the valence....
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: Glad ya got it done though!
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pics please?
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here they come sorry been busy with work.... i am deploying agin end of January so been busy....
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Don;t keep me waiting!
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Before the drop.....


After poses and finals...
















My son loves the truck....lol
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That looks great! Nicely done!
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Alright its done there you go guys... Big thanks to my brother, my son, and my buddy Elgin and Hall Hummer for the alignment for free......
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oh my eff boming gosh!!!!! im totally lovin it!!!!!! gosh dangit...shane....get a truck to put that lowering kit on that you have sitting in your garage!!
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That is sweet lookin!
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That's badass!

BADASS!
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Yeah i know i need to raise my bumper and close that gap... also anyone in the area have access to a sheet metal brake??? I need to make a custom skid plate to cover the gas tank... thats the only thing i have scraped besides the lower bumper....
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Why not just get a factory gas skid?
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That looks really good! glad to see another lowered truck on this site.
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shouldnt be worried about the gas tank I was lower and never dragged it...
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