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Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit

Part No. DW-K7258 Warranty  

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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
 
4.1

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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94%

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

    Best Uses

    • Large cars (7)
    • Trucks (5)
    • Minivan (3)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (5), Mechanic (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (15), Mechanic (7), Auto enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    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...but use OEM mounting nuts

    By Jeepjagvan

    from Ashburn, VA

    About Me Casual Driver, Diyer

    Level 1

    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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                    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Double Nut or Locktite the Nuts

                    By Duffster

                    from Welch, WV.

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

                    Pros

                    • Easy to install

                    Cons

                    • Cant Grease After Install
                    • Mild Steel Nuts
                    • Mild Steel Studs

                    Best Uses

                    • Caravan

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                    Apply Locktite or use the nuts from your old links to double nut these sway bar links. The mild steel (China) nuts & link studs that come with & on these links will loosen up within a very little time even after correct torqueing, causing the link's stud threads to be ruined & then you get the dreaded THUMP! THUMP! sound from the front end that you bought the links to stop. I've had no problems after using Locktite AND double nutting these sway bar links. Cheap but usable after doing this.

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                    (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good replacement for the originals

                    By Steddyfretter

                    from Bayville NJ

                    About Me Casual Driver

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Cars
                      • Small Cars
                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                      My 2008 Chrysler T/C started making clunking noises from the front suspension which was traced to worn sway bar links. The old ones were a bear to get off because of rusted bolts but these new ones went back on without a hitch. A perfect fit. The van rides and sounds like new again. For the money these Driveworks links are a great value.

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                      4.0

                      Good quality part

                      By Andrew

                      from Elizabethville Pa

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Minivan

                        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                        I was surprised being the low price. But it is well built and even has grease fittings on each end.

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                        (10 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        works good

                        By jayfro

                        from jefferson, mass

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 3

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Sway Bar Link Kit:

                          the grease fitting didnt want to take.

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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

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              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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