Not sure of the exact size. You may need to measure the ball joints with a caliper if you decide to use the pickle fork. I have used both a pickle fork and a ball joint remover as referenced in the previous post. The latter is a safer bet with regard to preventing tears in the ball joints and it is easier to use in tight spots.
Just for reference there are pickling fork attachments for air hammers if you have a compressor. Just saw one the other day at my local Sears.
JC Whiney have a couple of joint separators at a fraction of the cost of the IAP model. Buy them both and you will be able to separate ball joints and tie rod ends without damaging them.
74 GTV (3 days until it moves to Toronto)
79 Spider - about to get almost all my attention
88 Verde - daily driver
I'm just in the process of rebuilding a S4 Spider Speedo (Euro version RHD) I have just sorted out the electrics at the back of the unit and I would like to match the donor unit mileage to the actual cars mileage (one being in KM and the other in miles). Now I know taking these things...
I thought I would post a pic of the proper suspension stance for the Spider. The US models were "tampered" with to meet DOT bumper height (see pic of the Spider on the Home page..) and it seriously affects the handling of our cars. I had no idea until I installed the Alfaholics Fast Road rebuild...
My 1990 Spider Veloce has 15" rims which I put on in 2002. At that time, I also bought a set new of Bridgestone Potenza RE950 to go along with the new rims. I had decided to slightly oversize the tires, increasing the recommended size of P195/60R15 to P205/60R15. Since the rim/tire upgrade, I...
Without ripping my engine apart and spending thousands of dollars I would like to know if there are any improvements in Horsepower that can be made for a reasonable cost. . My research shows that exhaust headers, cams, port and polish are super expensive and you get very little game. The...
The frame for my S4 SV top needs some new paint.
Just looking at it, I'm wondering if anyone has done a paint re-fresh of the frame, while the frame is still attached to the top, and if so, any suggestions are welcome?