2001 F150 5.4L SVT – Removing Rear axle races

2001 Ford F150Outer bearing races will not come out. I’ve used two different types of slide hammer pullers. All that is left are the outer races. I started making some conservative “x” cuts with a dremmel on the race , but I am concerned about going any deeper at risk of cutting into axle housing. What else can I do. Need some advice!

Removing Rear axle races

In my shop what we used to do in order to get races out was to use heat. I have found that the best way to apply heat to the race is to use a wire welder. Weld a bead all the way around the inside of the race and it will pop right out.