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Ball joints, where to buy?

Hey guys, I'm getting ready to replace the upper/lower ball joints on my 4*4. I have checked pricing from ford, Napa and a couple of other websites. All of their pricing is comparable with one another. I have also found some super cheap rebuild kits on ebay but I'm somewhat reluctant to purchase those kits.
I guess my question is, where have you guys found the best quality/price combo?

My truck has 250k miles with original suspension, minus the shocks. Over the past few months I have been getting some popping while braking and slop in the steering. I'm assuming ball joints tie rod ends and maybe u joints. Any other suggestions while I have the wheels off? I just recently greased the locking hub assembly but not the hub bearings.

I also remember seeing someone suggesting a lesser expensive bilstien shock for our trucks. Does anyone remember which shock model that was?

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I'd get XRF's...or if you want the best we have Duratracs..also the Bilsteins.

I'd look at replaceing the ball joints, tie rods and unit bearings.

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Thanks cary,
I'm not familiar with the unit bearings. Where are these?
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Its the wheel bearings in the front hubs...
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