I am in the process of trying to get ready to remove my old axle bearings on a 8 3/4 rear. My buddy has a smaller hydraulic press which can easliy press new ones on but is limited on space/reach to press the old ones off. I have read article were people cut the retainer sleeve with a cut off wheel and finished it off with a chisel and the same with the bearing itself. Anyone got any suggestions. I have heard also of people cutting a groove into the sleeve and using a bearling splitter with the press to get it off but my problems is the limited space to get to the bearing with my buddy's press unless I fabricate something.