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Old 02-28-2007
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just received my doetsch spindles for my edge,cant get lower ball joint loose!!!

well i just got my spindles for my 03 EDGe and was wondering if they were the correct ones...The instructions they sent show part numbers for the 10.25 rotor as #589800 and the 11.25 rotor as #589810..the only numbers i could find on the spindle are FX300LH and FX300RH...are these the correct spindles for my truck? im pretty sure 2003 and up EDGES have the bigger rotor...oh yeah, i ordered the spindles from sporttrucksuspension.com...let me know guys..thanks
Josh...I hope they're the right ones so that i can put them on tomorrow

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hmm...i never bothered to look to closely at the #s on my spindles...but thats where i got mine...and as long as your specified that you had the EDGE model I think you should be good to go...yes you have the 11.25
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well i compared my stock spindles to my lift ones and they looked to be the same...so i figured what the hell i'll go ahead and put them on right now (11pm)...everything is going smooth until i get to removing the lower ball joint from the spindle...f-ing thing wont come off...i tried beating on top of the spindle(as best as I could, didn't want to wake the neighbors) and even tried using a little piece of **** puller that i have....IT JUST WONT BREAK LOOSE...Ive done a lot of susp. mods on most of the rangers that i've had and none of them have been this stubborn!!!...soooooo i was just wondering if anyone has any tips,secrets, or something to guide me in the right direction....im gonna get ahold of a bigger puller at work tomorrow and give that a shot unless anyone has any ideas...and if that doesnt work, im gonna beat on it some more lol....thanks guys

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well just did a lot of reading(searched for "spindle install") and it seem like i'm just not beating hard enough on the spindle...i guess i'll just give it another shot tomorrow after work during the day so i dont wake nobody....ok im out, need to wake up in about 4hrs and go to work lol...
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yea 6 AM hurts...thats when i start work...

i just used a puller to pop the balljoint on the bottom...didnt give me too much grief...
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big hammer... lots of force, and hit the spindle on the flat part next to the balljoint, not from the top. thats the way ive found easiest.! on RJs Edge we had a hell of a time with the lower also..
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Lol well your supposed to hit the side of the A-arm where its flat and itl pop right out. Well it did for me atleast.
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