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AFCO 20038-1LF Low Friction 1973-95 Truck-Style Lower Ball Joint, Long

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Degree of Taper:
10 degree
Location Type:
Lower
Ball Joint Type:
Press-in
MFG. Part #:
20038-1LF
Hardware Included:
Yes
AFCO 20038-1LF Low Friction 1973-95 Truck-Style Lower Ball Joint, Long
AFCO 20038-1LF Low Friction 1973-95 Truck-Style Lower Ball Joint, Long
AFCO 20038-1LF Low Friction 1973-95 Truck-Style Lower Ball Joint, Long
AFCO 20038-1LF Low Friction 1973-95 Truck-Style Lower Ball Joint, Long

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AFCO Low Friction Ball Joints are designed with 2 ft. lbs. of resistance, the force required to move the stud of the ball joint.  Compare this with standard replacement joints, with as high as 50 ft. lbs. of resistance.  A difference you can feel!

It is critical to handling that suspension components be as free as possible to move.  Low friction ball joints allow the suspension to give rather than allowing the tire to bounce over rough surfaces.  Low tire pressures magnify the need to minimize friction in the suspension.

These are NOT a direct fit in the stock pickup A-frames. Used on IMCA cars to raise roll center (raised pivot point).

  1. These ball joint use a 1973-95 GM Truck taper, but they have a longer (taller) stud than the stock GM part. The taller stud changes the pivot point due to its length, which in turn raises the cars roll center. Very common ball joint on IMCA Modifieds.
  2. Lower ball joint fits most stut cars, 1971-1976 Impala and most wide-type dirt cars. Press-In.
  3. Fits most popular racing and passenger car spindles.

Item Details

Moog # K6117
Longer stud to raise roll center.

Notes

Features:

  • Precision machined to tight tolerances, providing consistent resistance throughout the travel of the ball joint to deliver consistent performance
  • Improves weight transfer
  • Frees up suspension for more consistent, repeatable chassis tuning
  • Removes suspension rigidity and allows shock and spring to have more precise wheel control
  • Adjustments are controlled more effectively by the shock and spring instead of the tire which improves traction
  • Provides more accurate set-ups during vehicle scaling
  • Meets or exceeds standard ball joint strength
  • Stock appearing
  • Lower input steering efforts and faster steering wheel return

 

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewers.
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Napa Dan
Verified Purchaser
Iowa

A well engineered product

November 04, 2016
Another quality product from AFCO. These lowers seem to take a beating and stay in great shape.
Pros:
  • Economical
  • Tough
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

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Will this fit into a GM Metric G-body lower control arm?

nickb1200
Houston TX
January 04, 2013

Will this fit into a GM Metric G-body lower control arm?

Answers

January 04, 2013
Jason
For the metric GM "G" body cars you will use ball joint part #10620039LF. Part #106200381LF has a press diameter of 1.975" and 10620039LF is 2.09". The following is a list of "G" body vehicles: Buick Regal (1982–1987) Chevrolet El Camino (1982–1987) Chevrolet Malibu (1978–1983) Chevrolet Monte Carlo (1970-1972) Chevrolet Monte Carlo (1982–1988) GMC Caballero (1982–1987) Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1982–1988) note: 1988 model known as Cutlass Supreme Classic Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais (1982–1984) Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser (1982–1983) Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon (1986–1987) Pontiac Bonneville (1982–1986) Pontiac Grand Prix (1969-1972) Pontiac Grand Prix (1982–1987)
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Will this lower ball joint fit the lower control arm in a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro? Thanks

Junior
Susanville, CA
March 06, 2011

Will this lower ball joint fit the lower control arm in a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro? Thanks

Answers

March 11, 2011
Eric
The lower ball joint 106-200381LF will not press fit into that Camaro control arm. Some of the racers will weld that ball joint into place. Afco does have a new ball joint that has a 2.09” press diameter but is otherwise the same dimensionally as the 106-200381LF (i.e. has the same large/tall pin) which is part number 106-200384LF. This ball joint should be the correct press diameter for you 79 Camaro, but please measure you’re lower control arm to be sure. We do not have this ball joint on our website yet but we do have it available for sale if you call us at 1-800-979-0122.
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I'm running a stock metric spindle do I need to ream out lower hole or just drill out to 5/8" at top of taper?

joe
ia
May 04, 2015

I'm running a stock metric spindle do I need to ream out lower hole or just drill out to 5/8" at top of taper?

Answers

May 06, 2015
Eric
Expert
You will need to ream the spindle with a 10 degree reamer such as 91089412. You should never simply drill a straight hole and bolt a ball joint into it. You will bend ball joint extremely often and it is not safe to do anyhow.
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