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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K5208 Warranty Details  

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Driveworks chassis parts help to eliminate front-end vibration, shimmy and unsafe handling. Driveworks chassis parts meet OE specifications, help ensure improved steering response and reduce tire wear.

Product Features:
  • Forged housing provides exceptional strength and durability
  • Oxidation film on the surface of the metal protects against corrosion
  • Phosphated ball stud provides a smooth, durable and wear-resistant surface to extend service life
  • Premium Polychloroprene rubber boots are fitted with grease relief valves to prevent contamination
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Arm & Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Bolt Quantity:4
Castle Nut:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Location:Front Upper Ball Joint
Material:45#Steel:54=H 40Cr:29=H Others:17=H
Replaceable Grease:Yes
Stem Thread Size:1/2-20-2A
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
2.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (5)
  • Large cars (4)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

upgrade fasteners supplied with kit

the fasteners supplied with kit did not meet my standards. i upgraded to a grade 8 1/4-28 -1" nf bolt and locknut. ball joint itself very good.

the fasteners supplied with kit did not meet my standards. i upgraded to a grade 8 1/4-28 -1" nf bolt and locknut. ball joint itself very good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

does the job in a pinch

emergency front-end rebuild on a buddies S10..
tried the "clover leaf" brand of cheap ball joint, and the sheet metal boot sleeve deal wouldn't line up to let the...Read complete review

emergency front-end rebuild on a buddies S10..
tried the "clover leaf" brand of cheap ball joint, and the sheet metal boot sleeve deal wouldn't line up to let the bolts slide in, then the boot kept falling out (also wasn't greaseable).
ran to Advance and picked up these. dropped right in. only complaint so far, the bolts are garbage. be VERY careful not to strip them, had to reuse two of the old bolts, but otherwise, no problems.
we will see how they last..

Bottom line, always buy Moog front end parts if you can afford it. always worth the extra money for quality, fit, and durability..
But for a third of the price, this will do the job in a pinch.

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3.0

fair price for a fair product

By 

from Streamwood, IL

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Average Diy'er

Verified Buyer
Level 2

Pros

  • Complete Kit
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Inadequate Hardware

Best Uses

  • Any Light Vehicle
  • Large Cars
  • Small Cars
  • Trucks

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

The overall appearance and construction of the ball joints is quite good. They installed easily without any glitches. The only detraction seems to be the mounting hardware. The nuts and bolts supplied with the ball joints just don't look like they would hold up under normal use of the truck. The cap screws appear to be soft metal as they have no hardness rating embossed on them. Rather than take risks with sub-standard nuts and bolts I replaced them with better quality hardware. The retainer castlenuts also made me leery about using them so I changed them out as well.

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  • No

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3.0

does the job in a pinch

By 

from detroit area

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Level 2

Pros

  • Easy Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Good price
  • Greaseable

Cons

  • Weak Bolts

Best Uses

  • Budget Repairs

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

emergency front-end rebuild on a buddies S10..
tried the "clover leaf" brand of cheap ball joint, and the sheet metal boot sleeve deal wouldn't line up to let the bolts slide in, then the boot kept falling out (also wasn't greaseable).
ran to Advance and picked up these. dropped right in. only complaint so far, the bolts are garbage. be VERY careful not to strip them, had to reuse two of the old bolts, but otherwise, no problems.
we will see how they last..

Bottom line, always buy Moog front end parts if you can afford it. always worth the extra money for quality, fit, and durability..
But for a third of the price, this will do the job in a pinch.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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2.0

cheap hardware

By 

from roan mountain tn

About Me Mechanic

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      the nuts and bolts supplied with this product stripped easily as the other posters said makes you think twice about the actual product.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Buy the Moog

      By 

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Mechanic

      Ask me a question

      Level 2

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

      • PAPERWEIGHT

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      Doing work on an '85 Regal, and she doesn't get driven much, so went with the cheap part. Big mistake. Only a few more dollars for the Moog. Hardware kit is dangerous and if you plan to use this part, please upgrade the hardware to 8 grade, since the supplied 4.8 grade stripped the threads out while finger tightening. Very low quality. But, if you're selling the car or don't have the cash, cheap options are attractive. Just plan to replace it again soon. :)

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      4.0

      Good product

      By 

      from Groton, NY

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        It was a good ball joint and it fit in my Chevy Astro van with no problem. I had to use my own bolts because the ones that came with it stripped. Also the big nut stripped as well so I just reused the old one.

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        • No

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        1.0

        should be illegal

        By 

        from det,MI

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Flimsy
          • Lasted One Day In My S10

          Best Uses

          • Scrap

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          should be illegal to sell these..bolts stripped..could windmill the ball joint in the socket after a day...back to autozone

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          unsafe

          By 

          from doesnt matter

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Don't

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          i bought theses and mounted them with the bolts supplied but they stripped. no big deal. then when i was tightening the castle nut with a torque wrench the threads failed at 45 ft lbs. i got a replacement from the same brand and it again failed at 47 ft lbs this time. i know its not my torque wrench being out of whack because it fell right back out of the knuckle when i undid the nut. i went nd got the moog ball joint which worked fine.

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          4.0

          Good but beware...

          By 

          from Dekalb il

          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            Balljoint itself seems to be good quality. Beware of the hardware given to mount it. Putting it together the bolts stripped out on me. Had to go with highest grade bolts, loctite, and Nylock nuts to be safe. 4 out of 5.

            • Car & Truck:
            • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            upgrade fasteners supplied with kit

            By 

            from burgaw, n.c.

            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              the fasteners supplied with kit did not meet my standards. i upgraded to a grade 8 1/4-28 -1" nf bolt and locknut. ball joint itself very good.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Comment on this review(earn points)

              (2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great

              By 

              from Winter Garden, FL

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                Rebuilding front end

                • Car & Truck:
                • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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                4 Questions | 5 Answers
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                • Q:

                  lower or uper?
                  Asked on 6/29/2012 by ken from yonkers ny

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint(Part No. DW-K5208) is for front upper. To know the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                    Answered on 6/29/2012 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  why do they come with four washers?
                  Asked on 7/12/2011 by lenny from ms

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Part number vary according to the vehicle make and model. We will need more information including the year, make, model, and engine size of your application before we can make a suggestion. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

                    Answered on 7/16/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
                • Q:

                  hi...are the mounting bolts included?..thanks
                  Asked on 5/5/2010 by Anonymous

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    yes hardware is incluede

                    Answered on 5/30/2010 by cc from pa.
                  • A:

                    yes, but highly recommend to go ahead and get (4) 1/4-28-1" nf grade 8 bolts and (4) nylock nuts. the fasteners in the kit are metric and began to strip out with very little tourque

                    Answered on 4/12/2011 by jimmie from burgaw, n.c.
                • Q:

                  are these greaseable?
                  Asked on 5/5/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This brand is usually greaseable.

                    Answered on 5/5/2010 by Mike from AAP
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