From: Hal on 16 Mar 2010 15:13
> Okay, here is hint number one: Stop getting cheap rebuilds from Advance
> Auto and you won't have to be replacing them anywhere near as often.
It's been my experience that the rebuilt axles last longer than the
ones from the factory, but YMMV.
What happens out here in the desert is the rubber cracks and as soon
as a little bit of grease is able to sling out through that opening,
the rest of the boot is history in no time. The rebuilt axles I've
gotten have always outlasted the originals because the boots seem to
hold up better..
From: john on 17 Mar 2010 23:50
Or try the $19.99 tool from Harbor Freight:
On Mar 13, 6:56 am, Tegger <inva...(a)invalid.inv> wrote:
> THIS is what you need:
> And depending on the size of your balljoint, you may need to open up the
> jaws a bit with a grinder.
> There are cheaper versions available than the one from OTC. I own the OTC
From: Scott Dorsey on 18 Mar 2010 10:27
john <johngdole(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>Or try the $19.99 tool from Harbor Freight:
Every product I have ever bought from Harbor Freight has broken in such
a way that I got injured. I don't like getting injured.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
From: C. E. White on 18 Mar 2010 11:46
"Scott Dorsey" <kludge(a)panix.com> wrote in message
> john <johngdole(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Or try the $19.99 tool from Harbor Freight:
> Every product I have ever bought from Harbor Freight has broken in
> a way that I got injured. I don't like getting injured.
Not sure which applies -
a) It is a poor workman who blames his tools.
b) The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of
low cost is gone..
c) You get what you pay for.
In defence of Harbor Freight - the small angle grinder I bought from
them works great. The cheap wrenches last as long as Craftsman
wrenches and cost a lot less to replace when I lose them out in a
field. The cheap paint gun did the job and was cheap enought to throw
away when the project was done (painting a tractor - it is only
important if it looks good from 100 yards away).
My best advice is to know your applciation and yourself and buy