you don't need a hydraulic press, but you need a press of some sort. i had no problem swapping out the lower ball joints on my '93 with a c-clamp style ball joint press i rented from the local auto parts store.
it's pretty straightforward, you just need to decide if you are going to do it on the car or off the car and if you are going to use a spring compressor to get the spring out or live dangerously and do it with a floor jack.
you need something like this:
an impact wrench helps alot if you can get one.
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