Originally Posted by racer1735
I've read that the strut bearings are a source of 'clunking', as well. I have 102k miles and am about to find out....replacing struts and mount/bearings in the next couple of weeks.
As a rule of thumb, if your steering is still 'tight', the ball joints are probably still good.
I would say the tie rod ends would have a much larger effect on steering than the ball joint would. My steering still felt like new but was clunking like crazy because of a severely worn ball joint.