last night I was doing some wheeling and my RF tire came out from under my truck. Lower ball joint broke! I've been running Spicer Ball joints for the past 2yrs in this axle. I had a feeling the ball joints were getting some slop in them, but didn't think they were that bad. Boy was I wrong. It turned into a Big ordeal and I had to have the truck dragged to the trail head and a tow truck drag it up on the flat bed. Now, my Question is... is breaking ball joints common on the D44's? What brand ball joints are the strongest? I'm thinking about just going to Napa for some premiums. B/c of this lower ball joint, it broke my inner axle shafts and TRE's.