Sounds like it would be easier to do the whole front end for sure! My ball joints have less than 50K on them, steering box as well, drag links and track bar were replaced last year. Just did the brakes.Ya the oem stuff is junk. I would also replace check ball joints, I think that NAPA is around $50 a piece. Outer Tie rods are about the same amount. It would be a good time to check to see how good shape that your steering box is? The longer arms/bars are the pricey stuff. If you buy them from NAPA you get a three warranty.
ynot57, Do you have a parts list of replacement parts or a web link for the hub upgrade.
The hubs are a pain to remove. Mine needed to be heated up and beat on to get them to come out.
Most of the front end will be replaced. At 250 to 300k KM mark is a good time to just go from front to rear and place all the worn stuff. U-joints, brakes, front end stuff.