The replacement bushings work fine, but of all the 3", 2.625", 2", and forged rod end that I run on my rig, only the 2" bushings required replacement when I disassembled and regreased every joint on my rig recently. I wish I understood why they don't run prothane bushings on the 2" like they do on the other larger joints. With that said, I ran the bushings for about 5 years before I ended up swapping them out, and even then, they were deformed from disassembling the joint more than damaged or worn from use. They're not as flexible as the prothane bushings and deform a lot easier when removing them for service.
This product is so good that after 1 year of heavy use it has not worn out beyond use. I believe Ballistic delivered what it promised with this joint.
I needed some kind of control arm joint that didn't wear out as quickly as the Johnnie joints on my jeep lift. With these joints, they can be adjusted, and are much easier to rebuild, even on the trail if needed.