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Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit

Part No. DW-K80296 Warranty Details  
$15.39
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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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Linkage Material:Q235
Front Or Rear Suspension:Front Suspension

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DriveworksSway Bar Link Kit
 
3.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (3)
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    • Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than OE

Product is much better than the OE cast aluminum piece. The mounting studs are longer because this piece has nuts that allow you to use 2 wrenches to tighten the bolts as opposed to...Read complete review

Product is much better than the OE cast aluminum piece. The mounting studs are longer because this piece has nuts that allow you to use 2 wrenches to tighten the bolts as opposed to the 1 wrench and allen wrench required by the original equipment. The length is no problem you just turn the wheel to allow extra clearance on the upper strut mounting location. If you install with the weight off of the vehicle be sure to recheck the torque once the vehicle is back on the ground. I am very pleased with all aspects of this part, price, quality, fit, and performance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad luck with these...

My old sway bar links were worn out and the front end was noisy. I bought these and was surprised how tight the ends felt when trying to move them by hand, but installed...Read complete review

My old sway bar links were worn out and the front end was noisy. I bought these and was surprised how tight the ends felt when trying to move them by hand, but installed them anyway. I shouldn't have. There was so much "sticktion" in the ends the resulting front end noise was terrible - worse than the old worn out ones. I ended up returning them and getting the Moog version - a lot more expensive, but they were much smoother and I could work the ends by hand - and they were dead quiet when installed. Maybe these would loosen up and get quieter with age, but I couldn't put up with the noise to wait it out.

I've used other Driveworks stuff with good results (installed tie rod ends at the same time as these and they're fine...) but these were just bad. Check 'em out in the store, if you can't move the end bolts by hand, don't take them.

BTW, there's a lot of comments about the bolt being too long - but if you turn the steering wheel to the extreme when installing(can't remember which way, but it'll be obvious) there will be plenty of clearance room. The Moog part was exactly the same way...

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5.0

Better than the OEM part!!!!!!!!!

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

Wow! When I bought this I was worried about the price being so low. However, the part was an improvement over the factory part. It had slightly stronger joints than the OEM one. It also had better locking bolts and easier access to a rear wrench to hold it while tightening. The OEM requires an allen or t wrench to hold from the front and the OEM strips easily. THIS ONE IS BETTER! WORKS GREAT AND WAS VERY EASY TO INSTALL! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

 
5.0

Good Fit.

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

Fit perfectly. No complaints at all. Good strut.

 
5.0

Noisy stabilizer links

By 

from New Britain CT

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Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

These links were exact fit made replacing very easy, correcting the noisy problem with these stabilizer link was not so expensive and a easy do it your self project.

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5.0

Works good

By 

from Orchard Park NY

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Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

My 2009 Ford Escape had a clunking noise , I couldn't figure out what it was it sounded terrible , I looked it up on Youtube I typed in "2009 Ford escape front end clunking noise" and it said it was the sway bar link and that's what it was , Youtube also showed how to replace them , Advanced had them in stock , I replaced front breaks and rotors at the same time it was around 60,000 mi. The car feels like new again , Advance is a great parts store they seem to always have everything in stock at all times

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  • No
 
5.0

Better than OE

By 

from Charleston IL

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

    Product is much better than the OE cast aluminum piece. The mounting studs are longer because this piece has nuts that allow you to use 2 wrenches to tighten the bolts as opposed to the 1 wrench and allen wrench required by the original equipment. The length is no problem you just turn the wheel to allow extra clearance on the upper strut mounting location. If you install with the weight off of the vehicle be sure to recheck the torque once the vehicle is back on the ground. I am very pleased with all aspects of this part, price, quality, fit, and performance.

     
    5.0

    Better than stock

    By 

    from Lincoln, NE

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

      These will fix the annoying sounds coming from the front of the ford escape. They are a pretty simple install, and also gets rid of the annoying body roll.

      These are better than the awful stock part that fails after about 40k

       
      4.0

      cheap but worked

      By 

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

      worked for me didnt like no grease zirks

       
      4.0

      Good product

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

      Went in well, fit well like the Zerks, have had an issue keeping the nuts tight, if they keep it up I'll put Loctite in them.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      great deal compared to hefty price of a

      By 

      from freeland, md

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

        item i purchased was 1/5 the price of an original equipment manufacturer and was better made than the original in that the part i got had ball joints that were incased in steel.the original was encased with thermoplastic which got hot and allowed ball to literally melt apart.

         
        1.0

        Piece of Junk

        By 

        from Horseheads, NY

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

          Cons

          • Make A Lot Of Noise
          • Replacing Them
          • Stiff Ride

          Best Uses

            Comments about Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit:

            Clerk said the noise would go away with some use but it hasn't. Will replace them with warranty.

            You will be better off getting the better, more expensive, option.

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            • Q:

              Is this a complete kit? Will I require any additional parts to replace these on my vehicle?
              Asked on 9/4/2013 by West from Wheeling, WV

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit - part# DW-K80296 is vehicle specific. For assisting you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. You may also 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 9/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this 1 or both sides?
              Asked on 10/21/2012 by mike

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              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This part Driveworks Sway Bar Link Kit, Part No. DW-K80296 is front sway bar end link kit and is sold individually.
                For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 10/22/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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