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Old 09-03-2011, 05:02 PM
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I wound up buying one of the HF kits and modified the receiver cup. Actually ground small notches in the underside of the wings, them ground a relief on the receiver cup. Worked like a charm, and saved mucho dinero.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:52 AM
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i got my lowers changed out yesterday and in my case getting the ball joints out was the easiest part. when i went to install the new ones as soon as i got pressure the cup would slip to the side over the ball joint. it seemed like i needed a cup that would be 1/16 smaller in diameter. i ended up sliding an insert up the tapered shaft which snugged up just before the rubber boot and pressed it on this way using the tapered shaft instead of the body of the ball joint. and then to remove the insert from the tapered shaft of the ball joint (wich got wedged on) i installed the nut(to not damage threads) and raised a jack under ball joint shaft(to hold it tight) and tapped downward on insert with a hammer and flat nosed punch a few times and it popped right off. if possible id recomend doing it the proper way but this is the only way that seemed to work for me. and as i stated a few posts back-make sure you go to beer store before starting this.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:10 PM
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Just to be sure... You only removed the lower ball joint nut to gain access to it if I look at the pics. I'm I wrong ?

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Old 10-29-2011, 04:37 PM
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The how-to doesn't cover how to get access to the ball joints. There's a lot more to it than removing the ball joint nut. There's a really good thread that is stickied that covers that.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:47 PM
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Is it possible to drill & tap a hole into the factory ball joints and install a grease fitting? My 2WD '03 has 90k on it but they still seem tight. Maybe one can extend the life with new grease fittings before they are worn out??
Thought maybe someone has tried it with some luck.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:08 PM
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Great pics!

Man, wish I would have looked at these before today. I had to learn the hard way what those ears were for. After 10 years my Envoy's ball joints came out really really hard.

One thing I noticed was that my new joints had a grease fitting on the top and with that installed it was pretty difficult to re-install the lower control arm, the boot from the drive axle got in the way.

Anyway, this was a fun job, and saved a ton of dough to spend on beer.
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What happened to the pictures

Anybody have the pictures to this thread? They're not showing up
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Anybody have the pictures to this thread? They're not showing up
Im not seeing he pictures either, too bad seemed like a helpful thread.
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Im not seeing he pictures either, too bad seemed like a helpful thread.
I just happen to know the OP destroyed the links to the pictures for a reason. The good news is that this how to is posted elsewhere on the internet.
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I just happen to know the OP destroyed the links to the pictures for a reason. The good news is that this how to is posted elsewhere on the internet.
Where? Can you give us a link?
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