US made u-joint is about $15, Neapco/PDQ 1-005 from Advance Auto.
Or $30 for a precision 344.
If one is bad, I'd do them both.
Yes they are wear items, but they'll wear a lot longer if greased correctly, and also greased at least every oil change. 5,000 miles is the service interval for "normal" use.
Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.
62 88 Regular
67 109 6cyl NADA x2
74 Lightweight - The Antichrist
95 DI 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic