Taking Eddies advice, I just had c gussets and ball joints installed. Jeep is 1 year old, but only 3600 miles on it. Didn't have problems with bent c's or bad ball joints but thought it would be a great idea to fix the problem before it actually occurs. I used alloy ball joints because Amazon had a great deal on them and they are sexy red. The low ball joints are usually bigger and wear out faster due to the front weight of the vehicle that rests on them. RELATED: What You Should Know About Car Control Arms. Perry: A ball joint is a round, hardened steel ball with a tapered stud extruding from it. It’s encased into a lubricated metal housing. Mar 09, 2013 · There are also a couple Youtube videos that will inspire you to try using a ball joint press. To summarize here are the different approaches some have done: With the ball joints still attached to the car: Use a ball jointpress-- You can rent for free from Autozone (wrong size - didn't work for me) Aug 15, 2018 · How much does ball joint replacement cost? The cost of the replacement may vary depending on the model of your car. It will also depend on which ball joint will have to be replaced. Depending on your vehicle, you may have ball joints located on the front and back of your vehicle. There are also two joints per each wheel.