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Harbor Freight tools blow a$$! You never know when they are going to fail. It's not a question of if, it's a question of when on about 75% of their stuff.
With that off my chest, I suggest the following: if the ball joint application covers both 2000 and 2006 trucks (ie 1999-2010) then there shouldn't be any real differences. Check your uni-bearings while you are in there. Mine were good, I didn't rip the seals, so they went back in.
I can't remember what it takes to change those axle seals. Then again, I can't remember seeing a Super Duty with them in place, either. I didn't sweat those when I did mine.
Some guys have successfully used the Auto Zone ball joint tool, I used a 20 ton press. The easiest way would be to take the knuckles and ball joints to a machine shop, pay about $40 and have them press them out/in.
Because you suggested H.F. tools, I will close with this, don't be a cheap bastard, there's a reason some of those lower ball joints are $30. I paid about $200 for Moog Problem Solver Series from Rock Auto dot com.
Karl and his 2003 6.0
Barefoot Accelerator Pedal
TRICO Force wiper blades
Yellow Military Aircraft Valve Stem Caps
Offensive "Stick Family" Decal
Big Ol'Honkin 1 1/4" Shank Receiver Hitch
WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!