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Forged or Welded Lower Ball Joints

Discussion in 'Street Suspension' started by neosoul, Apr 10, 2021.

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  1. neosoul

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    Hey guys, I have a 1998 2dr 4x4 chevy tahoe. I'm looking to order new lower ball joints for my truck. How can I tell if I need to order forged or welded lower ball joints? What's the difference? Is one stronger or heavier duty than the other?
     
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    The difference is the type of LCA and diameter as mentioned above. My 98 used the welded/stamped.

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    East302- Sure glad you responded, I was thinking "havn't seen a welded ball joint in 40 years".
     
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    Yes good stuff I have been looking for this kind of information. Don't really want to do the press on. were can I find new LCA for 4x4 only thing out there is for rwd? I just ordered new upper with links and shocks. I want to do all new suspension on frint this year and new in the rear next year
     
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    Hey guys thanks for all your replies, hey Maribor you must have been reading my mind cause I was also thing about where to get the lower control arms for my 98 2dr 4x4.
     

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