While upgrading the front brakes on my 2002 Ford Ranger to the larger 2004 versions which require changing out the steering knuckles I thought I might as well change out the ball joints while I was in there. The upper ball joints are integral to the upper control arms and no big deal to change. The lower ball joints, however, have a cylindrical body pressed into a matching hole in the lower control arms. These can be changed without removing the lower control arms but what a pain! This requires a big C-clamp affair. Planning ahead, I bought this cheap chinese ball joint press which simply would not cut it. Then I rented a ball joint press from the NAPA dealer which did work but, again, what a pain. So what happened here. I think all Ranchero ball joints were held in with two or three bolts. Nothing much to changing those out. Did Ford save 25 cents in bolts here?