my raptor fronts are holdin in.. had em in for a year now.. also.. the ball joints show NO signs of going out yet..Yes if the shocks are built for your weight and riding style. If you mean better than yfz shocks attached on your rappy or warrior than definately, those are too stiff and intended for much longer arms and a different geometry, with more leverage. The yfz setup on a warrior or rappy will put quite a bit of stress on your ball joints from the shocks pushing the arms too far down and out of their intended range of motion.
so your sayin a raptor 350 would do better with yfz shocks.. i want to get yfz fronts but i dont wanna go threw bearings like crazy.. .:The yfz has the advantage in having better geometry and more travel, but longer arms and aftermarket shocks will definately take you there. As for the the rappy and yfz shocks on the warrior the rappy would be a wiser choice, they are a similar weight and also much closer in width.