What is the typical lifespan of a ball joint on a 8.25" ifs frontend? I ask becuase my front end is aligned within spec and i still get a strong pull, funny wear pattern and when i hit the brakes it pulls harder left than just running down the road. Any suggestions?
Big tires do require frequent rotation. I rotate every 3000 and they have always worn even (and that's with Thornbirds!). But definitely check for loose tie rod ends, pitman arm, idler arm, and ball joints.
The truck has 141,000 miles so i figure they are probably worn out. Time to replace them, yea all 4. I already had to replace the upper a-arm bushings. Any special tools required to replace them? And who makes a good long lasting ball joint?
Should i rent the ball join puller from autozone? How difficult is the entire process? How long should i alot for it? And is about $100 for all 4 joints a good price? Can someone give me some good do's and don'ts from thier install?