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Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit

Part No. DW-K7258 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:
  • Gas shielded welding reinforcement ensure the safety of driving under poor road conditions
  • Wrench flats at the base of the stud allow for the use of sockets for easy installation
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Front or Rear Suspension:Front Suspension
Linkage Material:Q235

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DriveworksSuspension Sway Bar Link Kit
 
3.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Durable (19)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • High-performance (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Large cars (12)
  • Trucks (7)
  • Small cars (4)
  • Minivan (3)
  • Van (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (21), Auto enthusiast (11), Mechanic (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sway Bar link kit

Don't have to use allen key/socket like OEM for installation. Seems rugged and well made.

Don't have to use allen key/socket like OEM for installation. Seems rugged and well made.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One was spot-on - the other was NOT

Replaced both sides, had 2 different boxes. The 'plain' boxed part worked great, the grease fitting was on the socket at a perfect 90 degree angle to the rod and both ends...Read complete review

Replaced both sides, had 2 different boxes. The 'plain' boxed part worked great, the grease fitting was on the socket at a perfect 90 degree angle to the rod and both ends could be greased without problems. The other box with the 'driveworks' logo printed all over it, the grease fitting was about 10 degrees from 90 (towards the rod) and the lower grease fitting, by the axle, CANNOT BE GREASED WHILE ON THE VEHICAL. A 45 degree grease fitting would fix said problem.

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5.0

96 Town and country

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from Sheboygan

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Pros

  • Grease Fittings On Side

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

      Was happy to see the grease fittings are on the sides! I replaced the driver side last year and they had them on the back. Impossible to grease them. (Think I got that one form different auto store)

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      • No

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      1.0

      "One failed"

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      from va

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Level 1

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

      If you bounce the 99 grand caravan you can see the top ball of the joint moving. It made a load pop noise when going over a bump. there are not very many pot holes here. A pain to install with a Allen wrench bolt head. So i would go with the Moog brand instead. But did get a free replacement with a receipt. Make sure to make copies of each receipts they fade even in a folder.

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      1.0

      Sway Bar Link Only Lasted 4 months

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      from MI

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

          Appearance of product looked superior to OEM since it had grease fittings and shaft was larger in diameter. Unfortunately, after only 4 months of usage(6200 miles) the part starting making noise like the OEM one at 102,000 miles. Removed part and replaced with a Moog. The Driveworks part ball socket was completely loose, it was still full of grease. I am going to stick to OEM or Moog steering and suspension parts from now on.

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          5.0

          Suspension sway bar link kit

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          from Parker CO.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

            The price was right, only because of the on-line coupons. Otherwise it would have only been a competitive price.
            Like that the link had a hex on the end to prevent turning of the joint while tightening. The original had an allen hole which is not as easy.

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            1.0

            JUNK, JUNK, JUNK, JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            from Bloomington, IL

            About Me Mechanic

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            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Junk Part

            Best Uses

            • PAPERWEIGHT

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

            Save yourself the hassle of doing this job twice…BUY THE MOOG PART!!!!! Original factory links lasted 113k miles. The drive works junk part did not even last 1300 miles…klunking worse that the links I replaced. Wow…Now i get to do it AGAIN!!!! Dummy me….MOOG OR NOTHING!!!!!

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            5.0

            Working fine after 2 weeks

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            from Brandon, FL

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

              Good fit. Exactly the same length as the original equipment. Comes with 2 bolts to tighten / untighten, instead of a bolt and a 6-side hole requiring a special screwdriver in the original equipment. I think it is better than the original equipment.

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              5.0

              quality product

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              from Port Richey, Fl

              About Me Casual Driver

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              Level 2

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                easy install and quieted front end noise

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                2 broke in 2 years

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                from Burke, VA

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                Level 2

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Need Odd Wrench 18 Mm
                  • Not durable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                    I replaced my struts 2 years ago and bought these Driveworks sway bar links to replace the stock links. They fit well and were easy to install, but you really need to make sure you tighten the nuts really tightly.This was difficult to do using an adjustable wrench so I ended up buying an 18mm box wrench specifically for this task. Anyway, after a few initial tightening hiccups they seemed to work well... for almost a year. The passenger side link went bad and started rattling. I took it back to Advance and they replaced it for free, no questions asked. I installed the second one and it too worked well, this time for about 9 months. Ugh! Took it back and they gave me a cash refund. I'm going with the $55 Moog links. In this case I think you get what you pay for. No skimping on suspension pieces from now on. It's too much of a pain to keep tearing it down to replace broken parts.

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                    5.0

                    Just what I needed!

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                    from blairstown, ia

                    About Me Casual Driver

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                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Price was right

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Van

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                    Not that bad to install!

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product works great!

                    By 

                    from Kentucky

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                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High-Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dodge Caravan
                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                      This item fit my Dodge Caravan 1999 and it has grease fittings on it so it will last longer than the original...

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                      • Q:

                        I installed the new link and apparently didn't tighten the bolt tight enough and it came off and the nut is gone. What size nut is it?
                        Asked on 9/3/2015 by rob from new haven, ct

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                          A:

                          Happy to assist you Rob! The bolt is an 18mm bolt. To find one you can head to your local store; we have a selection of various nuts and bolts that we can possibly match up.

                          Answered on 9/6/2015 by Panda from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What size wrench is needed? 11/16 or 17mm?
                        Asked on 9/6/2014 by pdidnot from mt. morris ,mi

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Pdidnot! From my research the Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit (Part No. DW-K7258) should utilize 18mm wrenches for installation and removal. A repair manual for your vehicle will provide specific instructions for the replacement on your 1996-2014 Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth minivan.

                          Answered on 9/8/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        what if i forgot to grease driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit Part No. DW-K7258 for 2003 Chrysler Town & Country? is it needed?
                        Asked on 7/9/2013 by nick from sterling

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                          A:

                          The Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit (Part No. DW-K7258) does not come pre-greased. We have to grease it before installation. Install the new sway bar by putting it on the car and installing the end links and then the brackets that hold the bar to the body. If the new bar came with new bushings, grease these up and slide them onto the new sway bar before installing it. If you do not have new bushings, remove the old ones by sliding them off the old sway bar and installing them on the new bar. Ensure that the new sway bar is installed in the correct orientation and then tighten the bolts. 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 7/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        do you have to grease it? if you forgot what is the recomendation
                        Asked on 7/9/2013 by nick from sterling va

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                          A:

                          The Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit (Part No. DW-K7258) does not come pre-greased. We have to grease it before installation. For further assistance regarding the Part No. DW-K7258, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. For more information, 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 7/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        does this product come pre-greased?
                        Asked on 12/16/2012 by none

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                          A:

                          Sorry, this Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit - part# DW-K7258 does not come pre-greased. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 12/16/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Do you have instructions on how to install the small silver treaded plug into the ball join housings. Should I do this before installing on the vehicle? Am I suppose to put any grease in the housing first? Am am unsure of the purpose of this piece.
                        Asked on 6/29/2012 by Jim Mutti from Peoria, IL

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                          A:

                          I assume you are referring to the front damper ball joint housing. They screw into the base of the damper and the ball joint then screws into this housing. You can use any vegetable base lubricant at initial assembly itself. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 6/30/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Why do these come with grease fittings when the nylon insert has no hole for grease, so they can't be greased?????
                        Asked on 4/21/2012 by Ric from Arkansas

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                          A:

                          Sorry for any inconvenience caused. This Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit with Part No. DW-K7258 does come with a problem Solver Greaseable Type Link. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 4/24/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        got two sway bar links kits one does not have grease fittings why?
                        Asked on 1/29/2012 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          In order to best answer your question, our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                          Answered on 1/31/2012 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have a 99 Dodge Caravan- So If I need both sway bar links replaced I would need to buy 2 for the front and 2 for the back based on the last answer to the previous question?
                        Asked on 11/9/2011 by B from VA

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                          A:

                          Yes, if you need to replace both sway bar links, you would need to buy two for the front and two for the rear.

                          Answered on 11/10/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Are there two link assemblies in the kit, or just one?
                        Asked on 8/27/2011 by Anonymous from Monroeville PA

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                          A:

                          This sway bar link is sold individually.

                          Answered on 8/28/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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