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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K8195T 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
Dust Seal:Yes
Greasable:Yes
Material:45#Steel:51=H 40Cr:40=H Others:9=H
Outside Diameter:44.7 mm
Stem Thread Diameter:3/4-16-2A
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:No

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Truck enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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1.0

Cheap parts

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from Commerce,Ga

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Incompatible

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    Had 2 auto techs try to get the lower ball joints on correct, combined 37 years exp and it still didn't work. the nut will not tighten enough so that the bj shaft and nut could turn together. the bj shaft will not turn as it would when you turn the wheels. and the upper bj`s didn't fit correct either. taking them all back and getting MOOG brand.

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    4.0

    Good deal

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    from Green Bay, WI

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    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      This ball joint was TIGHT pressing it into the knuckle. I'm not sure if its the fault of the knuckle or the ball joint being slightly too large. Driving it in with a c clamp or similar tool was out of the question it was so tight so I had a machine shop do it. Besides that it seems like a good part for the price. My truck is a 93 F-150 4x4 5.0 where the ball joints are pressed into the steering knuckle. Overall it seems like a good price for what you get.

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      3.0

      So Far - So Good

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      from Norristown, PA

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      Pros

      • It fits

      Cons

      • Have To Modify

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      97 Dodge Ram PU 4wd

      It's a Ball Joint - It fits
      Beware you can not leave the grease fitting
      installed on this joint in a Dana 44 or equiv.
      It sits to high and rubs on the U joint.
      Some other brands supply a plug for this
      reason. You will need to get a set screw
      or plug - these are metric m5 if I remember right.
      Save yourself alot of trouble and rent the tool!

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      5.0

      Nice

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      from Smyrna, GA

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      Pros

      • High-Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

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        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        Nice price-grease fitting is nice touch for price

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        5.0

        Fits 82 Ford 2wd F150

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        from Gallatin, TN

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          This fits my 1982 Ford F150 stepside with 302 2wd. Normal installation with a ball joint press. HIghly recommend to do your upper ball joint as well. The stress on the lower going out and you already got it apart to do the lower. The part looks just like the OE ball joint.

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          1.0

          WARNING: Does not fit GM 10 bolt truck!!

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          from Washington, PA

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            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              Please be advised before you purchase - this lower balljoint (K8195T) WILL NOT FIT a GM 10-bolt front axle. The nut for the balljoint is too think and will conflict with the u-joint knuckle. There's no way to use this part on this axle.

              And, the corresponding upper balljoint (K8194T) WILL NOT FIT a GM 10-bolt truck front axle either. The grease fitting will conflict with the universal joint knuckle. You can use it only if you lose the grease fitting and plug the hole, which is obviously a bad idea...

              Also, this upper balljoint DOES NOT come with the threaded adjusters. A good replacement job should include replacing the adjusters.

              Beware. Or keep your receipt handy.

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              5.0

              It's a good one.

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              from florida

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              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                Replaced a ball joint because it was history! Was not to difficult to replace and im not gonna do 500 characters for 5 points!

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                5.0

                Good part for little money

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                from Columbiana Ohio

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                  Would use this product again ,it fit like oem brand .very good balljoints

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                  • Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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                  3.0

                  OE Brand Ball Joint

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                  from Woodbury, CT

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                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                  I bought this ball joint for a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD to replace the well worn stock unit. Pressed in without any major issues. The good news is that it has a grease fitting you screw on to the top of the ball joint, but the bad news is that the fitting they give you is too tall and hits the u-joint yoke when you try to spin the tire. So now you are left with a 1/4" hole in the top of your new ball joint for water and grime to get into and ruin it all over again. All in all not a bad part, just wish the grease fitting would fit properly.

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                  • Q:

                    Where is this product manufactured?
                    Asked on 2/1/2013 by None from Canada

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      With reference to the Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint part# DW-K8195T, please note that Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 2/1/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                  • Q:

                    listing says 4 wheel drive but my vehicle is 2 wheel drive as I listed it? Does it have a grease fitting?
                    Asked on 2/17/2011 by Anonymous

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                      A:

                      Yes, it will have the grease fitting.

                      Answered on 2/18/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is this part a press in or is it slip in?
                    Asked on 11/2/2010 by Anonymous from Denver, Pa.

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                      A:

                      For help with your project, I recommend getting a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. It should be able to help you with detailed instructions on how to do many things.

                      Answered on 11/2/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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