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Gents, Im looking to change out all of my rubber bushings. I will of course be doing this on the ground. What is the best place for me to put the jack for the following.

Ball joint
Sway bar

Im concerned of the built up energy when the bolts are removed if I place the jack in the wrong place. Thank you

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Personally I have found the sway bar links to be easiest to remove and replace while the weight is evenly distributed on each side, like when the car is sitting on the ground.

I haven't ever done the ball joints myself.


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sway bars are easier to remove if you only jack one side up. that puts preasure on one side that lowers the other. You need to jack from the frame to do this.

For other suspension work, again I would jack from the frame, as that will lower the wheel and spring preasure on the side you are working on.

For the ball joint you are taking the entire side apart, use a spring compressor as indicated. Use search to find others that have already done this.
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