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

Part No. 520-357 Warranty Details  

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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 Included:Yes
Ball Joint Installed:Yes
Ball Joint Mounting Type:Pressed
Ball Joint Stud Type:Threaded
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Iron
Control Arm Type:Casting/Forged
Grease Fitting Included:No
Pre-Greased:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
1.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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1.0

Failed in 7 months, do not buy

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from Saugus, MA

About Me Mechanic

Pros

  • Installs Like Stock

Cons

  • Not Built Correctly

Best Uses

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

    I have been a mechanic for 6 years. In that time I've installed hundreds of control arms. My 98 Ecliose had a failing lower ball joint in December 2015. I headed on down to Advance Auto to purchase this control arm with the ball joint already pressed in for a very reasonable price.

    Fast forward to today, June 10th, 2016. It's been LESS than 6 months and as I was driving down the road today my lower ball joint let go as I was driving. This sent my tire into my fender and ripped the CV Shaft out of the transmission.

    I took the part out on the side of the road and walked to the Advance Auto nearest to me. I was informed that although the part failed prematurely I was responsible for the cost of repair for any and all damaged parts that broke as a result of their faulty product. On one hand I understand a warranty only covers the product, however, for a failure like this it doesn't seem fair that damage caused as a DIRECT result of the faulty product is now my responsibility. I feel like I'm being punished for trusting Advance Auto to stock quality parts.

    During installation everything was torqued to spec and I was initially impressed by how sturdy it LOOKED. Guess I found out looks can be deceiving.

    I generally get annoyed when people write poor reviews blindly condemning after market parts because of one failure - it happens, however, on many DSM message boards I have found similar experiences from people who have installed this specific control arm. I've shopped at Advance for the 6 years I've been a professional mechanic but I'm honestly probably never going to shop here again. Between the customer service and poor craftsman ship of the part I don't find it worth my money or time.

    My advice - buy MOOG or Dealership for this part.

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    1.0

    Don't buy

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    from La

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Broke While Driving Down
    • Part Didn't Last 2 Years

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

    I did not order this part onlie but when to a store. The part wasn't even two years old and broke going down the road damaging the body of the car.

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    1.0

    not the correct part for 95 Dodge Avenge

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    from Toronto, Canada

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Incompatible

      Best Uses

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        Wrong product for this car 95 Dodge Avenger

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again

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        from MILWAUKEE

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

          INSTALLED EASY

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