OE lower control arm solution?

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  1. evilunclegrimace

    evilunclegrimace Newbie

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    All of the K trucks have riveted or bolt in ball joints on all 4 control arms if I am not mistaken
     
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    GarrettGmc I'm Awesome

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    Well i feel stupid, I was under the assumption that the lowers were pressed in. Never had to replace them so never checked, but getting to that time I need to replace so thanks for letting me kno
     
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    Supercharged111 I'm Awesome

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    The lowers on my 98 K1500 are pressed in. Same with my 97 K3500 and 99 K3500 parts truck. The early trucks are different, 2 of mine have non-forged arms with a forged section on the outboard part of the arm that the BJ presses into. The 99 has full forged arms.
     
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    The lower ball joints on my suburban are pressed in.

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    Ok so I feel less stupid now. I figured all lowers were pressed in but guess on some models theres also bolted in ones, I'll check my burb, my 94c1500 has pressed
     
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    IIRC the fully stamped arms have riveted/bolted in ball joints.
     

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