Ball joints didnt look BAD, but they didnt look new either. If they arent original they arent fresh. Its on the list to do when I tackle this rear axle seal leak.The upper and lower ball joints just bolt in so I’d do them as well.
There was just a big discussion on Corvette Forum this last week about this. Im in this camp as well and there are some papers out by stoptech and a few of the other big manufacturers that state this as well. The post on CF was asking about a vibration under braking and the Chevy dealer diagnosed warped rotors and wanted 3700 bucks to change everything... Most of us said "go do like 20 stops from 60-70 down to 5 repeatedly and get the brakes smoking hot". I said worse case he STILL has "warped" rotors... He went and did that and said 99% of the problem disappeared.And what is absolutely funny as heck is that in 45 years of working on cars and trucks I have NEVER, ever encountered a warped rotor! Sure I have seen rotors wear unevenly and pad material melt onto the rotor causing issues that present exactly like a supposed warped rotor, but I have never seen an actual warped rotor.