I have a seriously reasonable Question
Why is it that second-gen trucks with inboard rotors (and hard to work on) have zero ball joint problems?
These are almost exact front axles are they not?
Yes, the ball joints last forever.
My truck has 270K on it and all sorts of caveats, but no problems with the ball joints (owned since almost new)
The second they went to outside rotors and forward in time, the ball joints became a problem.
Now I do doubt the rotors have nothing to do with this, but is the line in time, the demarcation of when.
I dont go $4 wheeling with a one-ton, but do plow with it and the "V" plow is heavy too!
I replace the *wheel bearings about every 80K and inspect it all.
So far, - at 270K miles, the Ball joints are as good as new!
* Next time for wheel bearing, I am going to Ttimkins with a free-wheeling hub kit!
No more modular crap.
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