Re: Ball Joints (not tie rod ends)
They need to seriously consider Dana 80's front & rear. Yes, at first, they seem VERY expensive. But factor in the reliability factor & saving $2-3000 per axle on a total rebuild front & rear every 50-100,000 miles, it has to be in the same ballpark ??? It is a worst nightmare getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, the desert temps, snow, the freezing cold, ect.. . Sorry for your troubles. Try to upgrade the front end parts as you go. I don't have a SMB yet, but am in the same boat with my Power Wagon. $3500 in new, stronger, greaseable, rebuildable parts, & I am not done yet.
Current vehicle: 08' Power Wagon
Future vehicle,hopefully: SMB 4x4 RB 50, Purpose built for off-roading & camping, in style of course !!!