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Hey guys, hopefully you can help me out....when i got the R 3 yrs ago i forgot what kind of a-arms the guy said they were. Im going to get them PC'ed but the tie-rods and ball joints are frozen on and its really pissing me off. Anyways...heres the pics and does anyone have any tips on getting those tie-rod/ball-joints off, besides using a torch cuz i already tried that. Thanks
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w130/enantrx/SSCN0924.jpg
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w130/enantrx/SSCN0925.jpg
 

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My guess would be laegers or JD Performance. They both have the gusseting on the lower arms like yours do.
 

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they look like laeger to me, but the two are very similar. they use different bushings though, so when ordering replacements you need to know. a couple things on them make me think laeger though. try penetrating oil, a torch and big muscles to get the ball joints off.
 

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they are laeger. Getting the the balljoints out is easy if you dont want to reuse them. Heat the spindle up, and the whack the side of the spindle with a hammer or the stud of the balljoint. If you are trying to save them it gets tricky. I made a tool that worked great, but dont have it anymore. It was just a piece of metal with a 1/2-20 thread in one end and the other was drilled to 1/2". the drilled end went over the threaded end of the balljoint you werent taking out, and the i just screwed the 1/2-20 bolt out into the other balljoint thread untill it popped out. Probably doesnt make any sense unless you see it, but its really simple.
 

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thanks for the reply guys...i already tried to torch the spindle and whack it but it didnt move at all. Guess i will just soak it more w/PB and keep on tryin,but once again...thanks
 

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unthread the balljoint from the a arm, and put the spindle in a vise. heat the spindle up HOT and hit directly down on the balljoint stud with a long punch and hammer. It will go...eventually
 
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