Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
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Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly

Part No. 520-218 Warranty  

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Rigorously tested for sustained, secure performance by a team of product and quality engineers, Autocraft’s Control Arm & Ball Joint Assembly is designed for passenger safety. Our industry-leading evaluation process ensures a smooth ride, directional stability, and agile handling.

Product Features:
  • Ball joints and bushings included for a complete installation, saving time and labor (where applicable)
  • Direct replacement for a trouble-free installation
  • Steel, iron or aluminum construction ensures durability
  • Powder-coated or painted for long-lasting rust and corrosion resistance
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Ball Joint Attachment Type:Pressed
Ball Joint Included:Yes
Ball Joint Installed:Yes
Ball Joint Stud Type:Threaded
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Iron
Control Arm Type:Casting/Forged
Grease Fittings Included:Yes
Greased:Yes
Location:Front Upper

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (14)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fit like a Glove..

    Install was easy and fit was PERFECT on my 1997 FORD F 150 which I ordered New and took possession in 1996.Come August of 2014 I will had had this one for 18...Read complete review

    Install was easy and fit was PERFECT on my 1997 FORD F 150 which I ordered New and took possession in 1996.Come August of 2014 I will had had this one for 18 years. That is why FORD TRUCKS are # 1.. And Thank you Frank at my Advance Auto Parts for the Great service and products that I have used.....
    I know now why Ford and Advance are # ONE.........

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Functionally Equivalent to OEM

    My rating for this product would have been much higher if it wasn't for the fact that the dimensions of the circumference of the control arm are different enough from the OEM ones that the...Read complete review

    My rating for this product would have been much higher if it wasn't for the fact that the dimensions of the circumference of the control arm are different enough from the OEM ones that the plastic clips that attach the ABS cable to them will not fit around these replacement control arms. As such, I made use of zip ties to attach the cables.

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    5.0

    Fit like a Glove..

    By tnphil

    from Port St. Lucie,FL

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Driveway mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 3

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • No Problems On Install

    Cons

    • None From Me

    Best Uses

    • 1997 Ford F 150
    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

    Install was easy and fit was PERFECT on my 1997 FORD F 150 which I ordered New and took possession in 1996.Come August of 2014 I will had had this one for 18 years. That is why FORD TRUCKS are # 1.. And Thank you Frank at my Advance Auto Parts for the Great service and products that I have used.....
    I know now why Ford and Advance are # ONE.........

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Fit like a glove

    By jg

    from hillsborough, nc

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        part was in stock, ready and easy to install

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        • No

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        5.0

        Easier install than shown on You Tube

        By landlord

        from Atlanta

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Not A Gearhead
        • One Hour Install

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        No need to remove brake calibers as shown on most videos.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Functionally Equivalent to OEM

        By Ted the Runner

        from Concord, NC

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Backyard Mechanic, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 3

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Incompatible

        Best Uses

        • SUVs
        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        My rating for this product would have been much higher if it wasn't for the fact that the dimensions of the circumference of the control arm are different enough from the OEM ones that the plastic clips that attach the ABS cable to them will not fit around these replacement control arms. As such, I made use of zip ties to attach the cables.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Upper Control Arm

        By GG

        from nc

        About Me Casual Driver

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        3 or more reviews submitted

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              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

              Fit OK

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By 97F150

              from AR

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                The appearance is very good and the quality seems to be top notch. Installed very easily, used in conjunction with Moog brand upper control arm cam bolts for ease of front end alinement.

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                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great product

                By skyking

                from atlanta georgia

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                  product as shown ,fast service

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By Bud

                  from Sarasota, FL

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                    Good price

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product with great price

                    By Scottie

                    from Evansville,in

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High-Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                      Very durable and easy to install

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Easy install

                      By lbrashea

                      from melb.fl

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Trucks

                        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                        Very easy to install, you only need one wrench

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                        • No

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                        6 Questions | 8 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Be careful. The online store doesn't allow you to specify if your vehicle is 4WD and now I'm paying the price. I got a great deal on my control arms but they sold me RWD rather than 4WD and now the mechanic is charging me double the price what I paid for the control arms to fit the correct one. Why won't the online store allow you to put in 4WD or RWD?
                          Asked on 7/11/2014 by Jeremy from Clarksville, TN

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I can understand that you have had some frustration when getting the correct parts for your vehicle, Jeremy! The software utilized on our website does not have the capability at this time to request you enter your vehicle's additional features, such as 4WD. It is certainly a feature we have discussed adding and it may be in a future release of the website.

                            At this time you can still verify fitment of a RWD or 4WD, you will need to first click on the Quick View link or the part title and under the Product Application(s) heading in the Description tab you will find the fitment information.

                            Also, all parts that are sold directly to the consumer are sold with the understanding that the consumer will be doing the installation. These parts are sold for the do-it-yourself market. To retain a labor warranty, the part must be purchased through the mechanic that is installing the parts and they will file the labor claim themselves if necessary.

                            Answered on 7/17/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Is this control arm for drivers side or passenger
                          Asked on 11/21/2013 by Ed

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi ED, this control arm will fit front upper right ( passenger) side. However, to check the exact fit application, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                            Answered on 11/21/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Two questions: (1) Doees this item have zerk fittings (I see conflicting responses in the FAQ); (2) Does this item come with new nuts/cotter pins?
                          Asked on 11/13/2012 by Bob from Jackson, MS

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This part Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly, Part No. 520-218 has a sealed ball joint (ie; no zerk fittings), and it includes a new ball joint nut and does not require a cotter pin.
                            For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                            For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 11/14/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          part 520-218upper control arm for 2000 F-150PU.Do I have to do a new FEA after installing this part or can I just mark the location of the eccentric bolt(s) and re-install just as I found them? thanks. jm
                          Asked on 10/19/2011 by Anonymous

                          2 answers

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, you need to do an alignment after replacing any steering related component.

                            Answered on 10/20/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                          • A:

                            yes you should, because marking the bolts is not a accurate as a front end alinment

                            Answered on 4/2/2012 by DRJMUSTANG from upper sandusky, oh
                        • Q:

                          Is this part made in USA?
                          Asked on 5/8/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, this part is manufactured in the USA.

                            Answered on 5/13/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Does this product have grease fitting?
                          Asked on 7/18/2010 by Anonymous

                          2 answers

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            No it does not have a grease fitting.

                            Answered on 7/31/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                          • A:

                            yes it does

                            Answered on 4/2/2012 by DRJMUSTANG from upper sandusky, oh
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