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Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly

Part No. 520-221 Warranty Details  
$80.99
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Rigorously tested for sustained, secure performance by a team of product and quality engineers, Driveworks' 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:Pinch Bolt
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Iron
Control Arm Type:Casting/Forged
Grease Fitting Included:Yes
Pre-Greased:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • High-performance (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Incompatible (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (14)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (7), Casual driver (6), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overall Good

I have a 95 Explorer and everything was original i got this because i went in for a alignment and was told i need just short of a new front end. This upper ball...Read complete review

I have a 95 Explorer and everything was original i got this because i went in for a alignment and was told i need just short of a new front end. This upper ball joint and arm look pretty much the same as all the ones at the other parts places but i was able to order online, picked up in store and had a promo code so i got a great deal!

First time ever installing upper ball joints and i would say it was about a 5-7 on the hard scale wasn't too bad really. How to Videos come in handy! Probably drove about 200 miles or so on it now and no problems so it's a good buy and it fits perfect!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy it dont fit 99 mazdab2500

do not buy it it will not fit 99 mazda b2500 arm is to big and ball joint pin is bigger than original and will not fit ball joint pin in knuckle dont waste money...Read complete review

do not buy it it will not fit 99 mazda b2500 arm is to big and ball joint pin is bigger than original and will not fit ball joint pin in knuckle dont waste money and time. buy moog K80054-k80052 a little bit more money but will fit right on it...
driverworks is not good product of course is cheap but wont last

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

i would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

great price perfect fit

 
5.0

Relatively simple to install

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

Replaced really worn ball joint. Easy install compared to removal.

 
5.0

advance is very good

By 

from Meriden Ct.

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

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Original Replacment
    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

    Easy to install!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I was actually what I needed!

    By 

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

      I used this product to help with the safety of my wheel. It works great!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      explorer control arm

      By 

      from lorain ohio

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        on 2001 explorer its a little tuff getting bolts back far enough to remove old control arm but a little moving of fuel lines and your on your way

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quick & Easy

        By 

        from Milton FL

        About Me Mechanic

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        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

          3 bolts and it was changed! Great part that is affordable and saves time having to pound out the ball joint.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easier than pressing a ball joint

          By 

          from Louisiana

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • All parts included
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Perfect Fit
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Didn't find any cons

          Best Uses

          • Explorer sport trac
          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

          To change this item it took me about an hour from start to finish.Hardest part is getting the long bolts to line up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By 

          from St. Charles, MO

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

            great product, easy to install.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good fit

            By 

            from Platteville, WI

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                Slid right in. The only problem are the long cam bolts on the Ford which have nothing to do with the arm or ball joint.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Casual Driver

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect fit. Marked well for L & R side.

                By 

                from AR

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                Perfect fit. Marked well for L & R side. I did both lower and upper contol arms and tie rod ends.

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                8 Questions | 11 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Does this part (520-221) fit the drivers side of a 1996 Ford Explorer?
                  Asked on 3/28/2017 by Danny from Richmond, VA

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Danny, glad to assist you! This Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly (Part No. 520-221) is an exact fit for your 1996 Ford Explorer on the driver's side.

                    Answered on 3/29/2017 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  This product comes with grease fittings in the ball joint. Are the ball joints pre- greased?
                  Asked on 11/25/2014 by Greg

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Greg, it's a good question! Yes, the ball joint pre-greased from factory. However, you need to grease the ball joint after installation.

                    Answered on 11/26/2014 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  Will this fit a 2006 Dodge Dakota 2wd 3.7
                  Asked on 7/7/2013 by Dwayne from Hamlet,NC

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 520-221 does not fit for your 2006 Dodge Dakota 3.7L. However, please refer this Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 521-423 was an ideal part for your vehicle. 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 7/7/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work on a 2009 mitsubishi lancer ralliart awd
                  Asked on 7/5/2013 by brilee from tucson az

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 520-221 does not fit for your 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. However, please refer the Moog Control Arm - Part No. RK620548 for front left lower and the Moog Control Arm - Part No. RK620549 for front right lower. 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 7/5/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does it matter if its 4wd or not, to which one to get?
                  Asked on 10/30/2012 by Autuimn

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - part# 520-221 is vehicle specific. In order to check the exact fit, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. For any further assistance, you may also 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 10/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • A:

                    yes....2WD and 4WD are different. ASE Tripel Master Certified

                    Answered on 8/31/2014 by Max from BSG Va.
                • Q:

                  Should you replace both the front upper control arms if only one is bad?
                  Asked on 4/5/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Suspension services must remain symmetrical. So it is recommended to replace both the front control arms with bushings.

                    Answered on 4/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  Should you replace both sides even if only one is bad?
                  Asked on 4/4/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    It is not absolutely necessary, but many professional installers insist on replacing both even if only one is bad. This is because both have more or less the same mileage and sooner or later the other one is going to fail too. In many instances, the companion part on the opposite side is marginal, so it makes sense to replace both ball joints (uppers and/or lowers) or both tie rod ends (inner and/or outer) at the same time. It also saves from the inconvenience of having to bring the vehicle a second time. Also, If only one tie rod end or ball joint is obviously shot, but its partner on the opposite side still appears to be in good condition than there is no need to change, but before that inspection of suspension and steering components should be done properly.
                    For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

                    Answered on 4/5/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  is the left side of the vehicle the drivers side?
                  Asked on 12/14/2009 by Anonymous

                  3 answers

                  • A:

                    driver side

                    Answered on 5/30/2010 by mansu from venezuela
                  • A:

                    Yes it is.

                    Answered on 1/4/2010 by Paul from Kerhonkson, NY
                  • A:

                    Remember we drive on the rightside of the road and parts are identified from the driver's viewport behind the wheel. Some manufacturers even mark their part numbers with even numbers on the right side and uneven numbers on the left side.

                    Answered on 2/9/2012 by Kojac from Norfolk Assembly
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