They have harbor freights up there in hippy land???
hippy land? oh, you mean the fact that weed-stores out number starbucks up here?
yeah, they have harbor freights, hit them up yesterday and they hit me back @ ~$170. bought the 3-in-1 ball joint tool, the 12" ball joint remover tool, and had to go back a 2nd time for the adapter set.
i got the lower driver's side in. it was a little late after i got the adapter set, so the upper driver's side is just sitting in the hole a little pressed in. the passenger side, you wouldn't f'n believe this! the lower joint is free spinning, so i can't back off the nut off the bolt!!!!!
f'n jeep/chrysler and their f'n vinyl ball joints. if you're reading this, and you haven't replaced yours yet, replace them now!
here's some pics
stuck nut on lower passenger
got the driver's side spindle off...the 12" ball joint remover tool was a necessity!!!
new tool and ingenuity before the adapter set; upper ball joint coming out
lower driver's side installed
...so passenger side is still on hold. i've got an idea to take a piece of steel and weld it to the end of the bolt, allowing me to leverage while i wrench off the nut. then use a bfh to break the weld. ...now just to find a welder.........................