Is the upper BJ the one that's tapered a little? I put a washer between the adapter to straighten out the taper to get it pressed straight. It took a little fiddling, but it was a free fix and worked fine. There's a youtube video that shows how it works.
It doesnt look tapered , but the fins could be throwing off my perspective . I will try and find the youtube video to see the trick . I have done ball joints before , but none of the adapters I have seem to fit just right .
Sadly the only markings I can find that say where it's made are on the plastic case it comes in. And that says Made in China.
That being said I've(Kate and redrelyt12 as well) beat on it pretty good and haven't managed to break or bend it, yet.
Mine is bent , and it lost the first three threads . Good old HF ...
Sounds like I need to get some fab tools so I too can have random DOM hanging around.
Having fab tools is fun , but you end up with friends you didnt know you had .
You got some momentum going today Beasley, that's cool. To bad that ball joint held you up. Those must fit a little tighter than the Spicers, Mine wanted to start no problem with my HF press.
The diameter of my adapters just wont sit square on the joint . With what I have read it seems the kit Andy has is the way to go .
I hope that Plate is for ME!
Its an oldie but a goodie and bound for Utah .
I took apart one of the stock ball joints and it does have a plastic liner.Not sure if all of them do , but mine were original and had the dreaded plastic . I will post pictures of the ball joint internals when I get back home. My lower ball joint was completely shot , I could wiggle it with one finger so as much of a pain in the butt this has been it was needed work .
The good news is that I am almost half way done on the drivers side . The bad news is that I am leaving for PA in 15 minutes and I still have the whole passenger side left . Momentum is on my side and with the OTC kit I think the passenger side will go much better .