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#1 desertsubaru

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 09:34 PM

Just changed my ball joint only took 1/2 an hour useing hand tools on the ground in the dirt. Another reason i love subes ease of part change! Posted Image

#2 Vegablade

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 09:54 PM

you suck i had to beat the crap out of my car to get my ball joint off took me my friend his dad and mine just to get it off, took two hours.

#3 MorganM

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 10:09 PM

Just changed my ball joint only took 1/2 an hour useing hand tools on the ground in the dirt. Another reason i love subes ease of part change! Posted Image


True dat! Thats why i hated my Buick with the 472ci in it. Simple repairs were just stupid hard due to how huge and heavy parts were! I'm not really a strong guy; I have an 18" breaker bar and 4' cheater for good reason. Doing the intake manifold it took TWO people to lift the thing just for a gasket job! The starter I could barely hold with one arm while I had to start a bolt with the other as it weight as much as a subary cylinder head!

Subarus rule !_!

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 11:12 PM

you suck i had to beat the crap out of my car to get my ball joint off took me my friend his dad and mine just to get it off, took two hours.

Did you use a chisel to spread the back of the knuckle and a pickle fork to pop it out of the lower control arm?Posted Image

#5 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 01:50 AM

True dat! Thats why i hated my Buick with the 472ci in it. Simple repairs were just stupid hard due to how huge and heavy parts were! I'm not really a strong guy; I have an 18" breaker bar and 4' cheater for good reason. Doing the intake manifold it took TWO people to lift the thing just for a gasket job! The starter I could barely hold with one arm while I had to start a bolt with the other as it weight as much as a subary cylinder head!

Subarus rule !_!


I heat that! Working on military rigs has given me a healthy respect for weight. One person cannot lift a wheel and tire into place by himself on a deuce - you need a wheel lift! The axle nuts are 3.5 and 4 INCH sockets. We have a torque wrench that's 5 feet long for those..... Batteries are a two man lift, The generators (not alternators even) are so heavy you need a couple guys to hold them in place while you get the bolts started. Dry weight on one of these "small" military trucks is over 20,000 lbs.

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