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DB7 - Remove the Stabilizer Arms

Things to note:
Please note before you start this project, to remove the upper and lower ball joints you will need a very large C-Clamp that can be rented from the auto parts or a press. There is also a specific socket adapter kit you must also rent in order to use that C-Clamp method. Honda's have interesting front control arms that won't allow you to push that ball joint out with out. In my case, I have a 4 point 66mm impact socket that worked just fine. If not, I would have needed to rent the secondary kit that comes with the extra adapters.

This kit from Advanced Auto looks like it comes with everything: Powerbuilt Tools Ball Joint...

The scope of this project was to replace:
Lower control arm bushings.
Lower shock mount bushings.
Tie rod ends.
Lower ball joints.
Upper ball joints.
Sway bar end links.
Upper, inner, A-arm bushings.

What are we doing: Alright, so we got the lower control arms off. Time to pull the stabilizers down.
Tools needed: 5mm Allen Wrench (sway bar end l…

DB7 - Remove Spindle, Brake Caliper, and Lower Control Arms

This project turned in to a lengthy one for a variety of reasons. However, it was quite enjoyable all the way through. My initial thought was to make this one giant post in regards to replacing the whole front end. That is not going to work as there is just too much so I decided to break it up in to smaller chunks. If I would have done this before I'd probably a few more posts out there. Anyways, let begin.
Things to note: Please note before you start this project, to remove the upper and lower ball joints you will need a very large C-Clamp that can be rented from the auto parts or a press. There is also a specific socket adapter kit you must also rent in order to use that C-Clamp method. Honda's have interesting front control arms that won't allow you to push that ball joint out with out. In my case, I have a 4 point 66mm impact socket that worked just fine. If not, I would have needed to rent the secondary kit that comes with the extra adapters.

This kit from Advanced Au…