Well... I broke down and bought some greasable Precision ball joints from Napa. They were pretty salty at approximately $95 per joint, so I hope these last longer than the orginals.
Took my truck into the dealer today to have the engine reflashed under recall, and I was giving them some grief about all the parts worn out on my truck at 53k miles. Upper ball joints, front axle u-joints, unit hub bearings, etc. They claim that its uncommon to wear out this early.
Well with only 50,000 mile on my 2003 Dodge 2500, SLT, with Hemi 5.7L, I found through inspection that I once again have to replace the lower ball joints for a second time and now also the uppers as well. NOT common???? Looks like Moog is the way to go.
well... I hope the napa brand will hold up... I will grease them every 5k miles.
I also complained to the dealer about the reports I've heard about the rear shaft u-joints seizing, which is common on non-greasable joints. The mechanic actually tried to tell me that greasable jionts can cause a worse vibration than factory jionts. I've never heard anything like that before.
hopefully the front end work will fix my vibe issue.