Lower control arms on my 1995 318ti (161,000 miles) went smooth. I saved the outer ball joint for last and it is a real bear. I have banged with the pickle fork after 4 hours soaking with pb blaster and tried to push it out with the nut and a spacer against the strut housing but that just deformed the housing. Two pickle forks do not work and I have used up all the width of one pickle fork. I suppose I am looking at buying or trying to get a loaner ball joint puller of some type, right. My beloved M3 (1995) is going to get snowed on soon so I want to fix this ASAP. I just joined the club today and want to thank Mr. Langenwalter and Mr. Nelson for the advice they were kind enough to share with me today. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks, Kevin Heap, Parker Colorado.