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Ball joints removal from knuckle help please.

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So im we’ll aware of getting a ball joint remover, or getting a coupling and bolt from hardware store. And pretty much any other trick out there. Here’s my concern as you can see in the pic everything is at an angle the ball joints goe into the knuckles at an angle which creates kind of a wedge. I’m more worried about damaging the threads trying to separate them. So my question is would it be easier to take the shocks off, and lift up the arms so everything is pretty much straight and then they can drop out straight much easier? Instead of an angle? or will the ball joint removal tool included bolt & coupling push them out without damaging the threads? I don’t wanna take the shocks off if I don’t have to. Need to know how some of you guys do it please. Thanks
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No bends on frame or arms,I want retread my ball joints back in order because they’re way off (threads) from one side to the other like in my other post. Im also cleaning everything including threads on ball joints (rust), new break pads, and i found a good way to grease them with a medical syringe. (Without tearing the boots) So I figured I’d do it all at once, but the camber and toe were all out of whack, not sure what the previous owner did but it was a mess. The a arms were with the quad when I bought it.
but I ended up finding what looks like an older ball joint remover in my shed, i just needed to get a shorter bolt. They popped right out pretty easy. Im getting break pads tomorrow then putting it all back together.
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