Do i need a ball joint press to change my pitman arm out? Also what brand/kit ball joint press ya'll use for all your ball joint needs?
I used the cheap harbor freight one and one sleeve made of some pipe laying around. Cut it at an angle so I didn't have to mess around with the washers. Woods did a great writeup/videos on the BJ'S. Might not survive doing another set but its still good for u joints. Most auto parts places will let u use them for a deposit.Do i need a ball joint press to change my pitman arm out? Also what brand/kit ball joint press ya'll use for all your ball joint needs?
Even with a good set of adapters the top are a pita w using washers. Can't help u on a good kit but there are other threads that have info on good ones.I want my own because i have a few vehicles that need sone ball joint tlc..i want a good kit that has all the adapters so i dont have to make any
Part II asked about ball joints-he is going to install a dropped pitman arm also which I suggested not be done and to use a n axle side bracket to get the drag link parallel with the tb. I gotta find that pick of the dropped pitman arm that sheered on one of our NJ guys that damn near killed him. Too much stress on the pos gear box and sector shaft IMO.Isn't the OP talking about pulling a pitman arm????
Yes, you need a pitman arm puller.
You can get on for $15 or the better option is to just borrow one from the parts store.
They loan them for free + if your break one you are not out anything
Use it for a paper weight...seriously there is a very good reason the super majority of jk lifts don't have a dropped pitman arm included. There are other more reliable/safer ways to address the angle of the drag link. Check w some of the major shops on here and I am confident all will recommend not using it.So what do i need to do with it..kit came with it for a reason???
Don't want to be disagreeable with any of the advice given, but after looking at the kit. I would install the pitman arm supplied with the kit.http://fulltraction.com/detail.php?MODELID=24&MAKEID=1&TYPEID=1&PRODUCTID=424&NOTES=
Also bought this(the lift came with everything but the reenforcement bracket that goes to the frame..i purchased the arm to go with the lift kit):