overall it was pretty straightforward. remove wheel, rotor, axle.
pop steering knuckle off (i have a pickle fork, but could do it without ),
pop out ball joints.
i just grabbed the mid level from autozone. like, $36 each? they had lifetime warranty.
the low end ones were about 25 each, one year warranty. i didnt go with moog stuff,
the ones they had and i looked at had really bad flash leftover on the parts, and i was
a little apprehensive about that batch of parts. many people swear by them tho, it was
just my reaction to what i saw.
definately get the ball joint press, i dont think i could have done the job without it! (was
free rental at the parts store)
i probably didnt need to replace anything yet, but all the seals were blown,
and i couldnt grease them without the grease just flying out all over the wheels while driving,
so im sure their life was limited. i had the cash and time, and it was warm weather still
if you can, its not a bad time to go ahead and do tie rod end replacement at the same time.
i did check around for pricing, 25 was cheapest nd lowest warranty, and i saw Napa had some
for like...$125 or something! no idea why so much, i didnt call about those. but 25-69 was the
average price for both upper and lowers. i didnt check online stores for pricing, since it was
that easy to hit a local store and no waiting.