Thx for video. A couple things for my $.02. I do not like hammering down on A-arm to put that hammer force on the shock which is already at full extension, and the BJ will come out easier if you put a length of 2x4 or a jackstand to support the A-arm to the floor (or get a log on the trail or strap it up). The other thing if you want to do the heat/cold process on the trail, carry a small butane torch for the heat and you carry a can of butane for the cold, the raw butane sprayed on the BJ will cool it down more than you can imagine, easier than carrying liquid nitrogen lol. And you might carry your BJ in your cooler in a water proof baggy to precool it.However here's some great info.
Thx, that tidbit helps me as a newbie to this car and Can Am. I would never expect to lose a circlip on the trail on anything and if a ball joint were worn to the state of imminent failure, I think I would know that with common maintenance review and would replace it at home.Yes true with using support.
If I'm going to carry ball joints on the trail, I may as well have a chase truck with necessary tools and A arms, trailing arms, spindles etc....it's not very common to have one go bad to where it has to be replaced on the spot.🤠
Did not take it that way. I am trying to humbly absorb the nuances of my new to me machine as an on-going learning process. I lurk and read more than I offer, unless it is general knowledge. This forum is not as specifically machine informative as some others I am on, and hope no one is offended by that comment. The more sharing the more knowledge base. There are several great contributors and I have found you to be one of them. Sharing experience is many times more valuable than just asking for help, and many unfortunately do not give back after they get that help, so sometimes the nuances die with their disappearance. Thanks for your and others patience with me.Sorry if it sounded demeaning, I think you get the reasoning.