Originally Posted by White Out
So I'm about to replace the upper ball joints. Couldn't you just unscrew the upper joints to get the control arm to release from the hub? Or did you want the joint to come out with the control arm as an assembly?
Without the Miller Tool specifically made for this, then the basic pickle fork is the best option. Just be as careful as you can not to heavily gouge the aluminum forgings when splitting them.
The downside with the fork is that you will always tear up the boots. The factory joint boots are extremely well engineered pieces and interchange over many Chrysler vehicles. Get some new ones at the dealer for about $4 apiece.