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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

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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:No
Material:45#Steel:51=H 40Cr:40=H Others:9=H
Outside Diameter:40.05 mm
Stem Thread Diameter:M12*1.25
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
2.1

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (6)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good fo the money

FYI - to those ripping the boot during install. You need to remove the boot before pressing the joint into the socket. This is true for all ball joints like this. Trying to...Read complete review

FYI - to those ripping the boot during install. You need to remove the boot before pressing the joint into the socket. This is true for all ball joints like this. Trying to press any ball joint in with the boot on will result in ripped boot.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I do not recomend

The exact application was a 1993 Honda civic DX coupe with an auto trans, bone stock. I needed to replace both CV shafts so while I had it apart I also did the tired...Read complete review

The exact application was a 1993 Honda civic DX coupe with an auto trans, bone stock. I needed to replace both CV shafts so while I had it apart I also did the tired ball joints. I had a Duralast ball joint on hand that I purchased from AutoZone previously. I purchased this drive works ball joint at Advance auto because I just happened to be in there for an electrical part AutoZone didn't carry. The Duralast joint went in no problem using a standard ball joint press on the driver side. When I went to put the Driveworks joint in the passenger side the first thing I noticed was the boot was so bulky it was very difficult to get the joint into the socket. I believe most DIY'ers will rip the boot during that step. I hooked up the press and applied the impact, it did not fit! Not even close, this ball joint was to big. After a quick trip to get a second Duralast joint I had the job done and back together in no time. Yes I did have the socket lubed with a coat of grease and yes I'm very familiar with ball joint replacement. I maintain 4 vehicles and have all the proper tools to accomplish this job. Save your time and money and get the Duralast or better yet an even pricier Better brand.

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3.0

One was really nice, one EH.

By 

from Ohio

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Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Ordered 2, One was made in Japan and looked very good and very close to original. The other one looked like average aftermarket quality. They must use different suppliers for the same part. Would have like two of the first one.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good fo the money

By 

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Small Cars

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

FYI - to those ripping the boot during install. You need to remove the boot before pressing the joint into the socket. This is true for all ball joints like this. Trying to press any ball joint in with the boot on will result in ripped boot.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

broke after roughly 13k miles

By 

from milwaukee wi

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Broke on me whilst going up a driveway ramp. Do not get this one.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I'd avoid this one...

By 

from kiel,wi

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Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Broke after 8 months of use and cost me a $100 tow home. I definitely would not recommend!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I would buy this product again and again

By 

from aurora, ohio

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    its a good product just wasn't filled with much grease.
    also had to remove boot to install on vehicle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    2000 Civic DX

    By 

    from Minnesota

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    Guarantee to rip the boot. They don't fit. Don't waste your money.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    HONDA CIVIC 1997 EX FITS JUST FINE

    By 

    from BOSTON

    About Me Competitive Driver

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        HONDA CIVIC 1997 EX :

        BETTER THAN AUTOZONE DURALAST BALL JOINT BETTER BELIEVE THAT

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I do not recomend

        By 

        from North Carolina

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Boot To Bulky
          • Incompatible

          Best Uses

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            The exact application was a 1993 Honda civic DX coupe with an auto trans, bone stock. I needed to replace both CV shafts so while I had it apart I also did the tired ball joints. I had a Duralast ball joint on hand that I purchased from AutoZone previously. I purchased this drive works ball joint at Advance auto because I just happened to be in there for an electrical part AutoZone didn't carry. The Duralast joint went in no problem using a standard ball joint press on the driver side. When I went to put the Driveworks joint in the passenger side the first thing I noticed was the boot was so bulky it was very difficult to get the joint into the socket. I believe most DIY'ers will rip the boot during that step. I hooked up the press and applied the impact, it did not fit! Not even close, this ball joint was to big. After a quick trip to get a second Duralast joint I had the job done and back together in no time. Yes I did have the socket lubed with a coat of grease and yes I'm very familiar with ball joint replacement. I maintain 4 vehicles and have all the proper tools to accomplish this job. Save your time and money and get the Duralast or better yet an even pricier Better brand.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not buy!!!

            By 

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cheap Rubber Boot
              • Flimsy
              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                Terrible ball joint. Boot ripped while being pressed in. Worse than the comparable similarly priced duralast ball joint I had in before. At least that one lasted a year. I decided to go for the Moog since it got good reviews. It's pricey but replacing lower ball joint on a Honda crv can be a pain not to mention cost of alignment. Moog went in no problem. Let's see how long it lasts.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                broke after seven months

                By 

                from Cincinnati ohio

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

                Pros

                • Cheap

                Cons

                • The balljoint broke

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                get the more exspensive one!!!!!! it broke in the socket after 6 to 7 months. about 6000 miles.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                  will this ball joint fit upper and lower
                  Asked on 6/22/2011 by jimbo from homosassa fl.

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                    This ball joint is meant for lower.

                    Answered on 6/28/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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