1996 Chevy Tahoe Lower Ball Joints

Tiny
LSMITH
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 141,000 MILES
What size lower ball joints does a 1996 4-dr Chevy tahoe 5.7L Vin "R" use? I have been getting two different answers.
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 AT 8:26 PM

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Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_96tahoechasis_1.jpg



I don't have measurement, but they differ in terms of how they are mounted. Either 2WD or 4WD. If 4WD, either bolt-on or pressed fit. If pressed fit, either 45.79mm or 47.89mm.
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
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The size of ball joint used is based on the type of control arm. If you check the arms to see if they are a stamped one piece steel or if they are two piece welded where the piece the ball joint presses into looks like its a cast steel piece welded into the control arm. The welded arms use the larger of the two ball joints
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 11:53 PM

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