$10 Upper Ball Joint Socket - Really

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  1. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Just wanted to give a update on this socket. I picked it up and it worked great to remove the ball joints. I give it 2 thumbs up as a cheap alternative to the OE socket.
     
  2. Daves69

    Daves69 Well-Known Member

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    I ground off 4 points of a 1-7/8" 12 point socket that I never use.
     

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    Bought one from O'Reilly's. Ripped the tangs off the socket. SOB must really be stuck.
     
  4. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Dang! I had a 24" breaker bar on mine and it worked good. Yours must really really been stuck!
     
  5. oldkimmer

    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    ............I have had to use a 4 ft snipe on my 18 inch breaker bar a few times.............although I have never used an impact on them..........kim......
     
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    813Demon340 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip I'll be picking one up.
     
  7. limegreen70

    limegreen70 Pokorny Enterprise's

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    summit racing has a socket for 16$ its a impact ball joint socket by sunex that with a 40 inch 3/4 breaker bar should get any ball joint out
     
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    I just bought this and used it. Wow, super easy to remove the ball joints. Used my impact as well. The socket says not for use with an impact. But I was up for an adventure..
     
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    nm9stheham Well-Known Member

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    And you're a strong guy (or have a 10' pipe)! Even when I was young, I could not have done that LOL
     
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    nm9stheham Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I just did a few impacts at a time 'til things started to move.

    I've since seen this same tool elsewhare, like at NAPA. Not sure if any other brands are better/stronger.
     
  11. Ben Drinkin

    Ben Drinkin Off the Wagon..

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    Picked up one of the O'Really sockets today. Gonna try it out tonight. Hope it goes as easy as some others. Thanks for the tip..
     
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    Ben Drinkin Off the Wagon..

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    $10 worked like a dream. Had UCA in a vise, couple hits with the impact, spun right out. Thanks for saving me some dough!
     
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    yep, just bought one to, ( 2 1/4 4X4 socket $25.00 ) at the Canadian Napa though, worked like a charm, had to use a bit of heat though, great tip NM, thanks!
     
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    THANKS!

    Got one last night and it worked super!

    Marion
     
  15. 69383valiant

    69383valiant Mopar because anybody can work on a chevy or ford. FABO Gold Member

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    Never seez is your friend when installing new ones...
     
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    Do this fit the oldies, like my -65 Barracuda, or the later -73 up A-bodies? I'm about to replace all the balljoints of mine, and was wondering if I need a socket, or if it will come off with some Kroil and an adjustable wrench...
     
  17. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    This socket is for the large ball joint 73 up style.
     
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    I used the spindle socket and it worked. It was a little difficult on the install keeping it on the ball joint. Sadly, I had to change them again because the ones I put in were DEFECTIVE pieces of CRAP. I ordered new ball joints from Summit and ordered the $13 1+59/64 socket at the same time. It was a little bit sloppy on my 72 Valiant, but fit better than the spindle socket. It would probably fit perfectly on 73+up.
    All in all, a good investment.
     
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