Control Arm Bushings - Best R&R Method?
I'm going to replace my OEM control arm bushing with new rubber OEM style bushings. I know a bunch of you have done this so what is the best way to remove the old bushings and install the new ones?
(1) Can I just drive them out with a big hammer?
(2) Can I drill out the rubber and drive out the metal sleeve or do they need to pressed out with a heavy duty shop press?
(1) Can I drive them in?
(2) Use a bench vise to press them in?
(3) Buy a shop press to press them in?
I'm also going to replace the ball joints and so for the lower control arms, same question, what's the best way to R&R the pressed in lower ball joints? I'd prefer not to have to take these to a shop to have this done, but if a multi-ton shop press is required it may be cheaper to take them to the shop than buying a press from HF, but then again, at an expected $100+/hr for labor maybe not. I'm all ears and welcome any experience you can offer.
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