Bad balljoints definitely A cause of DW. What are you guys thinking???? And using cheap products with the attitude of "Well at least if they go every year that's still a cheap fix" is - well, nuts. Just don't be driving alongside me when they let loose on ya. If the accident doesn't take you out I will. You know better. If you're gonna wrench your own stuff, you are held to a higher degree of responsibility. Period.
"...a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." Thomas Paine