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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K7242 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 and Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Bolt Quantity:3
Dust Seal:Yes
Greasable:Yes
Material:45#Steel:49=H 40Cr:37=H Others:14=H
Stem Thread Diameter:M14*1.5
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Replace OEM joint

By 

from San Diego

About Me Competitive Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    1st time replacement you have to grind out the OEM stamped in bolts. So, be prepared to have a angle grinder ready to grind out three top stamped in bolts from the top. Easy to do. Just grind off the heads down into the ball joint metal & pop them out.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    needs to have a better bolt

    By 

    from commodore,pa

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • The Bolts Were Junk

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    i had to buy better bolts

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Bolts are not grade 8. Had 2 buy grade 8

    By 

    from Baltimore,Md

    About Me Casual Driver

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        Bolts and nuts are junk. I hope the ball joint itself is better quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great product

        By 

        from AUGUSTA GA.

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          great product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Stay away, far far away from these

          By 

          from Tampa,FL

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Pros

          • They fit

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Inferrior materials
          • Poor Quality Control

          Best Uses

          • Boat ballast or anchor

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          I've been a car and truck mechanic for almost 40 years so I know a little of what I am talking about. I bought these for my 99 4x4 Durango because MOOG and TRW were not in stock and I couldn't wait. I would not use these for a customers car. These ball joints are [*]. Seem to look fine and fit properly but I can't trust the fasteners that come in the package. First ball joint contained 3 M8 bolts stamped class 8.8 with nylock nuts. Two of these screws stripped before tightened to even 20 ft/lbs. Second package contained 3 M8 bolts and nylock nuts but the bolts had 2 different size heads and 3 different class markings, one 8.8 one 4.6 and one with no marking. Class 8.8 is about equal to a U.S. Grade 5, class 4.6 about Grade 2, I've never seen an classed metric bolt. In my opinion the bolts should be a minimum of Grade 8 or Class 10.9. I use Grade 5 bolts for a fender or waterpump. I drove the truck 2 miles to store and bought grade 12 5/16-24 nuts bolts and lockwashers. Upon removing the supplied bolts nearly all of them were bent including the 2 stripped ones. I'm glad I replaced them as they might have broke while driving 70 mph and the front end would have collapsed. I don't feel confident in the ball joints themselves. I'll be replacing them with MOOG asap. I would not recommend these to my worst enemy let alone a friend. Pay the extra for MOOG or TRW. Your life may depend upon it.

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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          [...]

          By 

          from shamong nj

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great price
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • 4X4
          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          good product for a good price , [...]

          • Car & Truck:
          • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Offroad, Truck Enthusiast

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Saves a lot of work, time, and money

          By 

          from Pigeon Forge, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            Saved a lot of money and was fairly easy to install and I like being able to "grease" the joints

            • Car & Truck:
            • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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            3 Questions | 3 Answers
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            • Q:

              What are the torque requirements on a 1999 dodge dakota RWD for upper and lower ball joints mounting bolts and studs?
              Asked on 4/16/2015 by Steve from Utica, NY

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Steve, glad to assist you! You will need to tighten the arm-to-frame pivot bolts to 180 foot-pounds and the ball joint-to-knuckle nut to 55 foot pounds. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. The exact repair manual part number for your vehicle is 30021.

                Answered on 4/17/2015 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              What is the proper torque value for the mounting bolts?
              Asked on 8/24/2012 by Anonymous from NA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                Answered on 8/24/2012 by Aaron from AAP
            • Q:

              does this ball joint come with new mounting hardware?
              Asked on 2/20/2011 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                No, it does not include the new mounting hardware.

                Answered on 2/22/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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