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Replacing the ball joints; what else?

I need to replace the passenger side upper ball joint as it is creakin/squeaking like a ****.

My Ranger is a 99 2wd 3.0 flex with 124K.

Does it make sense to replace all ball joints (lower/upper) for both sides?

Also, while I'm in there I figured I would replace the pads and rotors. Do I need to replace anything else while I have the front wheels off? Wheel bearings etc.?

This is just a daily driver so I'm thinking of Autozone CMax pads (lifetime)

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I always say whats worth doing is worth doing right.

if the wheels are already coming off might as well do all the Bjoints.

I suggest moog (lifetime replacement; you can change them out as often as you change your oil if you so choose), I see youre in Georgia so I recommend either advance auto or rock auto if youre the online type of guy.

inspect wheel bearings, if they are bad, replace, if they are dry, just repack them.

last thing, when I did the front end I did the whole 9: rotors, pads, calipers, brake fluid bleed, shocks, upper arms and upper and lower ball joints and tierod ends. drove like a brand new truck, was insane, and did it in under a day and all lifetime replacement so im set.
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