I live in the sierra foothills. I am not the greatest driver therefore I hit many ruts and granite boulders at speed. I assume you guys in the dunes break different parts but judging from all the different manufacturers of aftermarket 3x stronger parts that I am not alone. If I can wear out assault industries rods in 300 miles I am guessing loose ball joints are soon to follow. In my 45 years as a mechanic and shop owner I have a little knowledge on this subject. What I don't have knowledge of is how to edit my screen name. You guys can laugh and make fun of me all you want but just don't mock 45 years of wrenching experience.While I suspect you can find someone who broke a stock BJ..
This is not something that fails regularly.
If you want 125.00 dollar ball joints buy them.
If the issue was so prolific you would have a numerous videos this far into this thread.
Point is if you feel you need them, buy them, you dont need to prove to use you need them. Tim