1998 Ford F-150 upper and lower ball joints

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD F-150

Suspension problem
1998 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 225000 miles

I have been told upper and lower ball joints need repair. It steers okay, doesn't drift, brakes fine, wheels are wearing even. Question, Assuming ball joints are worn or a little bit loose, how dangerous is it to keep driving and put off repair for another 2,000 miles? Or, will it just wear tires premature?
The truck is old and I am resistant to spending $800 on it to fix something I can get by with until I replace the vehicle.

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 12:29 PM

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Tiny
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There really is no way to say without physically inspecting it.

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 3:27 PM

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