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After removing the front wheels, Hotchkis installer Corey Bedortha took charge and broke down the factory front suspension. First, he supported the lower control arm with a floor jack. A pneumatic impact gun was then used to remove the factory brake caliper. He proceeded to remove the ball joint castle nuts. A mighty swing of a three-pound sledge hammer impacted the ball hub assembly breaking the ball joint stem loose from the upper and lower control arm ball joints. With the upper and lower ball joints broken loose, Corey was able to remove the factory spindle/brake rotor assembly.