I just purchaseda 48 Chevy truck that has AIRBAGS. The front lower ball joints dust covers are twisted and need replaced !!
I pull the spindles off and get down to the bare "A" arms and ball joints. The lower ball joints seem to be OK except that the covers are history.
My question is will i have to get the ball joints pressed out and install new joints with covers. Then will I have the same problem with the covers twisting up. I assume this happens when the truck is dropped down with no air in bags! If you would look at the lower ball joints then you would see that they take a beating / twisting to compensate for the angle of the spindle and "A" arm.
To you ball joint experts , should i look for a long travel ball joint or is there a brand or name that i should look for???????
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