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Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit

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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
 
3.9

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Durable (16)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • High-performance (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Large cars (8)
  • Trucks (5)
  • Small cars (4)
  • Minivan (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (18), Mechanic (8), Auto enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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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3.0

OK part for the money

By JJ

from Harrisburg, Pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

I have an old van with 150K mi on it, so I just want a low-cost serviceable part to keep it going a while longer and this fit the bill. The nuts supplied with the link are worthless. I threw them away and used the original ones with Loc Tite.

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1.0

Trouble if removed after Installation

By Greaseape

from Michigan, USA

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

Level 2

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy
    • Incompatible

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

      Purchased 2 to replace the originals on my wife's 05 T/C. Figured it to be a good time to replace both while changing the front struts. First problem that arose was trying to figure out what size socket to use on the (so called) lock nuts that came with the kit. 18mm socket would not fit. 19mm socket fit loose. 11/16 to tight… 3/4 socket was way to loose… had to go with the 19mm being the closest fit. The nuts provided threaded onto the studs by hand easy enough, for about the first 3 threads like most lock nuts do, but after that… well all I can say is… I hope you ate your Wheaties for breakfast.

      The top link mounts to the strut with the nut facing out. This gives you full access to tighten the top link with an impact gun, which I did while holding the inner stud hex with a loose fitting 18mm open-end wrench. The nuts ran in so tight and hard onto to the stud before finally seating, I thought the inner hex was going to round off… not to mention the fine pieces of metal I noticed peeling off the threads after tightening them.

      The bottom link mounts into the sway bar pointing in toward the vehicle which makes it impossible to get your air impact on it to tighten. You may be able to use an air ratchet but after seeing how my 1/2 Snap-on air gun labored to tighten the top mounts, I don't know of a air ratchet powerful enough to tighten these. So for the bottom I had to tighten the nuts by hand using a 16" long, 1/2 drive, flex head ratchet and socket, while holding the inner hex to prevent the stud from turning. After I finished tightening the bottom nuts and resting my arms that felt like they where about to fall off, I was thinking how these link assemblies are design for a one time use only and was just hoping I would never have to take them off again (in the near future anyway) but that hope was quickly dashed.

      After installation of the new struts, sway-bar bushings and links I took the vehicle for a test drive and had a rattle issue in the L strut which required me to remove it again to replace the upper strut bearing and top-plate. Needless to say removing the strut assem. involved taking off the new upper sway bar link nut with my impact. As I suspected removing the nut pretty much pulled all the stud and nut threads off with it. To remount and tighten it I had to use a 12mm x 1.75 tap and die to repair the stud and nut threads and using lock tight to remount… what a pain for a new part.

      I will never buy drivework parts again. Maybe I got the wrong nut's with my kit… I don't know. I've seen another post here that recommended using the old nuts because they experience these link coming loose. No way the ones I bought would have came loose because they pretty much rely on damaging the threads upon tightening them to lock. These are a pain to install and may be okay if you never have to remove them again (changing a strut for example). If you do have to remove them after you installed them, make sure you have your 12mm x 1.75 tap and die handy.

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      1.0

      4 DAYS

      By Z-MAN

      from LAKEWOOD NJ

      About Me Casual Driver

      Level 1

      Pros

        Cons

        • 4 Days Is All It Lasted
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

        drivers side bolt snapped in 4 days , luckly i hadnt done wheel alignment would have been out even more money...def.. get what you pay for...lesten learned

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        1.0

        Didn't last long

        By Steddyfretter

        from Bayville NJ

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Level 3

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

            After only one year of normal driving the Drive Works links I installed on my Chrysler Town and Country starting clunking again just like the originals so I ordered the more expensive Moog links this time around which appear to be much better quality. Unlike the Drive Works part, the grease fitting holes on the Moogs are drilled thru properly. Changing them is not that difficult if you have the right tools (you may need a sawzall to cut the nuts off for the originals) but doing it every year is a drag. The lesson here is you get exactly what you pay for.

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            3.0

            Ok...but use OEM mounting nuts

            By Jeepjagvan

            from Ashburn, VA

            About Me Casual Driver, Diyer

            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Economical
            • Grease fittings
            • Sturdy Looking

            Cons

            • New Nuts Are A Pain
            • Not Pre-lubed
            • Stock Nuts Are A Bear
            • Torquing Took Forever

            Best Uses

            • 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

            Using a torch is best way to remove old stud nuts.
            Pre-lube these replacements sway bar links.
            18mm open end and socket required. Use 1/2" drive if you have one, or create an extension with pipe if using 3/8" drive. Torque until the nuts are 100% tight. Better yet...use the stock OEM nuts as other have recommended. I did not. D'oh.

            Just put these on. If any problems you will hear from me again, folks.

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            4.0

            Solid replacement for OEM end-link

            By ADKBIll

            from Albany, NY

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                Was easy to install. Removing the old links is another story. Interestingly, they have grease nipples. Previous end-links wore out when the plastic inner portion of the joint gets worn from friction. I'll see how they perform after a few thousand miles...

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                4.0

                beefy but use the OEM nuts and loctite

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                    I used this link to replace the driver's side end link on an '03 Town & Country with 122k miles on it. The original swaybar link came off pretty easy. The Driveworks end link I got was beefier than the old link and came with grease fittings that were tricky to install but finally took (remember, only a few turns gets them perfect). The lock nuts included with the Driveworks link are the cheapest possible, vs. the original ones which had a nylon lock ring and a captive washer. Reuse the old nuts or you will hate your life. The driveworks lock nut stampings don't appear to have much quality control - one reviewer had to double-nut them; mine were so tight I almost broke my tools. BTW If somebody knows a good way to put a power tool on the lower nut, please post it up. If you reuse the old nuts, use high strength loctite on them to keep them from loosening (just in case). Lastly, install the lower grease fitting so it points away from the axle shaft otherwise you will not be able to grease it. Make sure the ABS sensor wire goes BEHIND the link (this is true for both sides).

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                    3.0

                    can't bet the price. easy to install.

                    By JC

                    from Claysville,Pa

                    About Me Back yard mechanic

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                        could not beat the price. only time will tell if it's durable.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect fit, nothing else needed

                        By Shell Answer Man

                        from St. Charles, MO

                        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 1

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • High-Performance
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Cars

                          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                          Big improvement over original equipment. Didn't require a Torx bit to install which doesn't fit in the end of the bolt, depending on the length, and on the thickness of the ratchet used for removal. Being able to use an open end wrench to keep the tapered bolt from revolving and having adequate room to easily hold the tapered stud made the process quick and efficient. Not having to use a a Torx bit, which most car enthusiasts probably wouldn't own also speeds the process. Having a grease fitting should greatly increase the life of the link.

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                          4.0

                          Solid Part

                          By curlyrey1

                          from San Antonio, Tx

                          About Me Auto Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 1

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Cars

                            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                            ...also changed sway bar bushings. (Had to heat the bushings with a blow dryer to get them flexible enough to get on.) Clanging and creaking up front stopped.

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                            • 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

                              1 answer

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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

                              1 answer

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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

                              1 answer

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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

                              1 answer

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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

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                This sway bar link is sold individually.

                                Answered on 8/28/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Do you have to grease it when you install it and if so what type of grease do you use?
                              Asked on 7/1/2011 by Anonymous

                              2 answers

                              • A:

                                Synthetic is Always best. After first greasing (When you see the rubber boot start bulging), one to two pumps of the grease gun every twenty thousand miles should make it last your van's lifetime

                                Answered on 6/10/2012 by Online 5 from Washington, MO
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                                A:

                                It is always better to use lubricating grease while installing the Sway Bar Link Kit.

                                Answered on 7/5/2011 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 1999 Dodge Caravan. I have been told that the front sway bar links "have play" Will this item work on my vehicle and what is the torx on the nut when I install them?
                              Asked on 2/23/2011 by Rick from Plainfield, IN

                              1 answer

                              • A:

                                45 foot pounds from Haynes Repair Manual

                                Answered on 3/4/2011 by No nickname from Riverview, FL
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