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AFCO racing and performance parts began over 30 years ago with a simple need for better suspension. Today, they’re a manufacturer known for leading the industry with new, innovative and winning engineered parts for racing and performance suspension, exhaust, brakes and cooling.  Three decades of working closely with racers and tuners, and working countless hours on testing at tracks with customers has yielded a team focused on delivering superior performance, quality, and value in every product they produce.  If you want the absolute best, you want AFCO performance parts.

"AFCO Suspension Arms, Bushings and Accessories" Page 1 of 7

  • AFCO Swaged Steel Tube 7/8 Inch O.D. (5/8) Inch, 12 Inch Long
    AFCO Swaged Steel Tube 7/8 Inch O.D. (5/8) Inch, 12 Inch Long
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                AFCO swaged steel tubes are formed using .065" wall DOM material.  This tubing is placed in a swaging machine that forms the reduced end size using a series of hammer to die blows.  The finished product has reduced ends and the wall thickness stays within +/- .001".  No stretching or crimping is used to produce an AFCO swaged tube.  You can't buy a better-built tube for strength and weight savings.
    • Consistent wall thickness allows better thread engagement
    • Yellow zinc-plated for increased part life
    • Deep knurl for easy length adjustments
  • AFCO 20132-2P Replacement Coil Spring Slider Shaft, 9 Inch
    AFCO 20132-2P Replacement Coil Spring Slider Shaft, 9 Inch
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    Assorted AFCO Spring Slider Components

    Replacement Slider Shaft

    • 9 Inch
  • AFCO 20043 Ball Joint Sleeve, 1960-66 Chrysler Upper, Small Thread
    AFCO 20043 Ball Joint Sleeve, 1960-66 Chrysler Upper, Small Thread
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    Small threaded sleeve for AFCO screw-in ball joints 20034 and 20035.

    • 1.830" I.D.
    • 2.250" O.D.
    • 1.00" tall
    • .35 lbs.
  • AFCO 36221-1 Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 21-1/2 Inch
    AFCO 36221-1 Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 21-1/2 Inch
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    Insist on 6061-T6 drawn tubing for strength, durability, and precise fit.  Extruded tubing looks similar, but it is not as strong or durable.  Extruded parts are prone to failure, while drawn parts keep performing.  Drawn material offers the same strength as hex without the additional weight.

    These tubes are threaded LH on one side and RH on the other.

  • AFCO 20028R-2 Round Tube Lower Arm, Rubber Bushing, Press-In, 18 Inch
    AFCO 20028R-2 Round Tube Lower Arm, Rubber Bushing, Press-In, 18 Inch
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    • Made from .095" wall DOM tubing
    • Rubber bushing included
    • Uses standard 20051 strut bars 
    • Use Moog K727 style ball joints for screw-in and K6141 style of press-in
  • AFCO 5-Hole Steel Mounting Bracket, 1/2 Inch Holes
    AFCO 5-Hole Steel Mounting Bracket, 1/2 Inch Holes
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                Use these AFCO 1/8" thick steel plates to mount radius rods, brake rods, third link, Panhard bars, etc.
            
  • AFCO 19065 Modular Upper Ball Joint Collar Ring, 10 Degree, LH
    AFCO 19065 Modular Upper Ball Joint Collar Ring, 10 Degree, LH
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    AFCO Modular Ball Joint Holders allow racers to assemble the perfect modified upper control arm. When combined with AFCO swaged steel tubes, you can have the front end steeing adjustments your modified needs.

    • Accepts Moog K772 style ball joints
    • Plated for long life
    • Stud has 5/8"-18 threads
    • Tab is 3/8" thick
  • AFCO 36213-1 Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 13-1/2 Inch
    AFCO 36213-1 Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 13-1/2 Inch
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    Insist on 6061-T6 drawn tubing for strength, durability, and precise fit.  Extruded tubing looks similar, but it is not as strong or durable.  Extruded parts are prone to failure, while drawn parts keep performing.  Drawn material offers the same strength as hex without the additional weight.

    These tubes are threaded LH on one side and RH on the other.

  • AFCO 20078 Steel Upper Control Arm Bushing, 1.275 O.D. x .670 I.D.
    AFCO 20078 Steel Upper Control Arm Bushing, 1.275 O.D. x .670 I.D.
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    • Minimizes alignment change during cornering since they do not deflect 
    • Dramatically frees up front suspension
    • Dimensions allow direct replacment of the standard bushing
    • Inner sleeve allows bolt to be tightened without crushing or binding
    • Includes a grease zerk fitting for lubrication

    Upper A-Arm Bushing Application Chart (GIF)

    Note: Due to production tolerance variance in original equipment parts, steel bushings need to be tack welded into the control arm.

  • AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 10 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
    AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 10 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
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                AFCO swaged steel tubes are formed using .095" wall DOM material.  This tubing is placed in a swaging machine that forms the reduced end size using a series of hammer to die blows.  The finished product has reduced ends and the wall thickness stays within +/- .001".  No stretching or crimping is used to produce an AFCO swaged tube.  You can't buy a better-built tube for strength and weight savings.
    • Consistent wall thickness allows better thread engagement
    • Yellow zinc-plated for increased part life
    • Deep knurl for easy length adjustments
  • AFCO Progressive 5th Coil Spring
    AFCO Progressive 5th Coil Spring
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    • Wide range of pre-load adjustment
    • Soft initial rate improves forward bite
    • Stiff secondary provides quick application of torque to rear tires

    This part is a direct replacement for 106-20087

    Information Sheet (PDF)

  • AFCO 20038 Standard 1971-76 GM B-Body Lower Ball Joint
    AFCO 20038 Standard 1971-76 GM B-Body Lower Ball Joint
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    Not all ball joint are created equal.  That's why AFCO uses the best components from the top manufacturers.  There are many different design characteristics and manufacturing processes that account for the quality and performance of ball joints.  These joints will give you the AFCO advantage!

    See Application tab for corresponding vehicle models. 

  • AFCO 20007-1 Strut Type Upper Control Arm, Alum Cross Shaft 9-3/4 Inch
    AFCO 20007-1 Strut Type Upper Control Arm, Alum Cross Shaft 9-3/4 Inch
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    • Strut type tubular upper control arm
    • Made from .083" wall tubing (under 10") and .120" wall tubing (over 10")
    • Cross shaft bushings clearanced to allow shrinkage during the welding process
    • Cross shaft uses 9/16" holes on 6" center
    • 3/16" thick ball joint plate provides maximum strength
    • Accepts Moog K6024 or K6136 style bolt-in ball joints
    • Length measured from cross shaft centerline to ball joint center

    Adjusting Camber (GIF)

  • AFCO 20027RM-1 Stud Type Lower Arm, Mastersbilt, Screw-In, 17-5/8 RH
    AFCO 20027RM-1 Stud Type Lower Arm, Mastersbilt, Screw-In, 17-5/8 RH
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    AFCO control arms are designed and constructed without compromise to provide consistent, predictable operation. With AFCO control arms installed, changes in spring rate, shock valve settings, tire pressure, etc., will be more predictable and measureable. These stud type lowers are built to the same specs as all AFCO lowers, but are designed to use the solid rod end strut mount.

    • 3/4" rod end style arm
    • .109" wall DOM tubing
    • Jig-built
    • Uses solid rod end mount
    • MIG-welded
    • Use K727 style ball joints
  • AFCO 20038-4LF Low Friction Lower Ball Joint, Long
    AFCO 20038-4LF Low Friction 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.

    • 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

     

  • AFCO 200-1003 Low Friction 1970-73 GM Front Suspension Kit
    AFCO 200-1003 Low Friction 1970-73 GM Front Suspension Kit
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    This Low Friction kit from AFCO frees up your front suspension and allows it to work the way it was designed. The kit includes low friction ball joints, lightweight lower arm bushings with nylon inserts, and solid steel upper arm bushings. Due to the superior materials used, this kit promotes front end alignment during usage (unlike O.E. soft rubber bushings). Perfect or ProTouring, SCCA, and Drag Racing cars.

    • Assembled kits for easy ordering
    • No modifications necessary-simply choose your application and go
    • Reduced suspension "stiction"
    • Increases ability to transfer weight
    • Precision machining promotes front end alignment during usage (unlike O.E. rubber bushings)
    • Kits contain lightweight lower bushings (nylon inserts for reduced weight and less friction) 

    Each kit contains: (4) ball joints, (4) upper control arm bushings, and (4) lower control arm bushings.

    Fits

     

    • 1970-72 GM F-Body
    • 1973 GM A-Body 

     

  • AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 20 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
    AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 20 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
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                AFCO swaged steel tubes are formed using .095" wall DOM material.  This tubing is placed in a swaging machine that forms the reduced end size using a series of hammer to die blows.  The finished product has reduced ends and the wall thickness stays within +/- .001".  No stretching or crimping is used to produce an AFCO swaged tube.  You can't buy a better-built tube for strength and weight savings.
    • Consistent wall thickness allows better thread engagement
    • Yellow zinc-plated for increased part life
    • Deep knurl for easy length adjustments
  • AFCO IMCA/UMP Modified Suspension Kit, Low Friction, 67-72 Chevelle
    AFCO IMCA/UMP Modified Suspension Kit, Low Friction, 67-72 Chevelle
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    What good is the latest, greatest speed equipment if your car dosen't handle right? A big part of handling is the ability of your suspension to travel freely.

    Each kit contains (4) hi-performance AFCO Low Friction ball joints and (4) AFCO Lightweight, friction-reducing control arms bushings. 

    • 106-2001007
      • Upper Ball Joints: Screw In (Chrysler Type, Moog K772)
      • Lower Ball Joints: Press In, Extended Stud (Chevy Pickup Type, Moog K6117)
      • Bushings: 2 ea. (1.400 x .500), 2 ea. (1.650 x .500)
    • Stock appearing
    • Reduced suspension "stiction"
    • Increases ability to transfer weight
    • Lower input steering efforts and faster steering wheel return
    • Promotes front end alignment during usage (unlike O.E. rubber bushings)
    • Lightweight lower bushings (nylon inserts for reduced weight and less friction) 
    • Provides consistent resistance throughout the travel of the ball joint to deliver consistent performance
  • AFCO 20224 Solid Panhard Bar
    $111.99
    AFCO 20224 Solid Panhard Bar
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    • Made to fit over driveshaft
    • Solid J-Bar
    • Standard Ends 20-1/2"
    • B Length - 3-1/2"
  • AFCO 21209-3Y Urethane Torque Link Bushing, Yellow, 75, 2-1/4 O.D.
    AFCO 21209-3Y Urethane Torque Link Bushing, Yellow, 75, 2-1/4 O.D.
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    AFCO replacement urethane torque link bushings. 2-1/4" O.D.

    AFCO Bushing Chart (GIF)

  • AFCO 20050 Aluminum Tube, 11 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D., 3/4 Inch
    AFCO 20050 Aluminum Tube, 11 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D., 3/4 Inch
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    Insist on 6061-T6 drawn tubing for strength, durability, and precise fit.  Extruded tubing looks similar, but it is not as strong or durable.  Extruded parts are prone to failure, while drawn parts keep performing.  Drawn material offers the same strength as hex without the additional weight.

    •  2-1/4” of tapped thread on each end.

    Tech Tip:  Tube length will need to be 4" shorter than eye to eye working length.

  • AFCO 19316 Swaged Steel Tubes - 3/4 Inch O.D. (1/2) Inch
    AFCO 19316 Swaged Steel Tubes - 3/4 Inch O.D. (1/2) Inch
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                AFCO swaged steel tubes are formed using .095" wall DOM material.  This tubing is placed in a swaging machine that forms the reduced end size using a series of hammer to die blows.  The finished product has reduced ends and the wall thickness stays within +/- .001".  No stretching or crimping is used to produce an AFCO swaged tube.  You can't buy a better-built tube for strength and weight savings.
    • Consistent wall thickness allows better thread engagement
    • Yellow zinc-plated for increased part life
    • Deep knurl for easy length adjustments
  • AFCO 20007 Strut Type Upper Control Arm, Alum Cross Shaft, 9-1/2 Inch
    AFCO 20007 Strut Type Upper Control Arm, Alum Cross Shaft, 9-1/2 Inch
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    • Strut type tubular upper control arm
    • Made from .083" wall tubing (under 10") and .120" wall tubing (over 10")
    • Cross shaft bushings clearanced to allow shrinkage during the welding process
    • Cross shaft uses 9/16" holes on 6" center
    • 3/16" thick ball joint plate provides maximum strength
    • Accepts Moog K6024 or K6136 style bolt-in ball joints
    • Length measured from cross shaft centerline to ball joint center

    Adjusting Camber (GIF)

  • AFCO Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 22 Inch Long
    AFCO Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 22 Inch Long
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    Insist on 6061-T6 drawn tubing for strength, durability, and precise fit.  Extruded tubing looks similar, but it is not as strong or durable.  Extruded parts are prone to failure, while drawn parts keep performing.  Drawn material offers the same strength as hex without the additional weight.

    These tubes are threaded LH on one side and RH on the other.

  • AFCO 19010 Threaded Ball Joint Control Arm-Alum Cross Shaft 9-1/4 Inch
    AFCO 19010 Threaded Ball Joint Control Arm-Alum Cross Shaft 9-1/4 Inch
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    AFCO's foundation was built on fabricating tubular control arms for the racing industry. Because of their attention to detail and adherence to the strictist manufacturing tolerances, AFCO control arms have been the choice of professional racers and chassis builders for over two decades.

    These tubular control arms have a 10 degree angle built into the ball joint sleeve to allow for misalignment. Use with Moog K772 style ball joints. Lightweight aluminum cross shaft features 1/2" bolt holes with a center spacing of 6".

    • Cross shaft bushings are clearanced to allow shrinkage during the welding process
    • Accurate 10 degree angle built into ball joint ring to allow greater suspension travel

    Length is measured from cross shaft centerline to ball joint center.

  • AFCO 20000 Strut Type Upper Control Arm, Alum Cross Shaft, 7-1/4 Inch
    AFCO 20000 Strut Type Upper Control Arm, Alum Cross Shaft, 7-1/4 Inch
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    • Strut type tubular upper control arm
    • Made from .083" wall tubing (under 10") and .120" wall tubing (over 10")
    • Cross shaft bushings clearanced to allow shrinkage during the welding process
    • Cross shaft uses 9/16" holes on 6" center
    • 3/16" thick ball joint plate provides maximum strength
    • Accepts Moog K6024 or K6136 style bolt-in ball joints
    • Length measured from cross shaft centerline to ball joint center

    Adjusting Camber (GIF)

  • AFCO 36229 Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 29 Inch Long
    AFCO 36229 Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 29 Inch Long
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    Insist on 6061-T6 drawn tubing for strength, durability, and precise fit.  Extruded tubing looks similar, but it is not as strong or durable.  Extruded parts are prone to failure, while drawn parts keep performing.  Drawn material offers the same strength as hex without the additional weight.

    These tubes are threaded LH on one side and RH on the other.

  • AFCO 20032 K5208 Standard GM Upper Ball Joint
    AFCO 20032 K5208 Standard GM Upper Ball Joint
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    Not all ball joint are created equal.  That's why AFCO uses the best components from the top manufacturers.  There are many different design characteristics and manufacturing processes that account for the quality and performance of ball joints.  These joints will give you the AFCO advantage!

    • 10 degree taper
    • use reamer part #10680771

    See Application tab for corresponding vehicle models.

  • AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 13 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
    AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 13 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
    x
                AFCO swaged steel tubes are formed using .095" wall DOM material.  This tubing is placed in a swaging machine that forms the reduced end size using a series of hammer to die blows.  The finished product has reduced ends and the wall thickness stays within +/- .001".  No stretching or crimping is used to produce an AFCO swaged tube.  You can't buy a better-built tube for strength and weight savings.
    • Consistent wall thickness allows better thread engagement
    • Yellow zinc-plated for increased part life
    • Deep knurl for easy length adjustments
  • AFCO 20019RM-1 Stud Type Lower Arm, RH Wide, Screw-In Ball Joint
    AFCO 20019RM-1 Stud Type Lower Arm, RH Wide, Screw-In Ball Joint
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                These stud type lowers are built to the same specs as all AFCO lowers, but are designed to use the solid rod end strut mount. This arm is an 18" center of heim to center of ball joint after adding jam nut and heim screwed 4 threads out. The length from the threaded end to the center of the ball joint mount is 16-3/4”. 18" c-c length.
    • .109" wall DOM tubing
    • Uses solid rod end mount AFCO P/N 10820
    • MIG-welded
    • Jig-built
    • 19 Inch Long
  • AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 27 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
    AFCO Swaged Steel Tube, 27 Inch Long, 1 Inch O.D. (3/4) Inch
    x
                AFCO swaged steel tubes are formed using .095" wall DOM material.  This tubing is placed in a swaging machine that forms the reduced end size using a series of hammer to die blows.  The finished product has reduced ends and the wall thickness stays within +/- .001".  No stretching or crimping is used to produce an AFCO swaged tube.  You can't buy a better-built tube for strength and weight savings.
    • Consistent wall thickness allows better thread engagement
    • Yellow zinc-plated for increased part life
    • Deep knurl for easy length adjustments
  • AFCO 20013K Rod End and Spacer Kit, 5/8 Inch
    AFCO 20013K Rod End and Spacer Kit, 5/8 Inch
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                Required for rod end style lower control arms. Kit includes (1) rod end, (1) jam nut and (2) spacer bushings.
            
  • AFCO Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 24 Inch Long
    AFCO Swedged Aluminum Tube, 1 Inch O.D.(5/8) Inch, 24 Inch Long
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    Insist on 6061-T6 drawn tubing for strength, durability, and precise fit.  Extruded tubing looks similar, but it is not as strong or durable.  Extruded parts are prone to failure, while drawn parts keep performing.  Drawn material offers the same strength as hex without the additional weight.

    These tubes are threaded LH on one side and RH on the other.

  • AFCO 19004 Threaded Ball Joint Control Arm-Alum Cross Shaft 7-3/4 Inch
    AFCO 19004 Threaded Ball Joint Control Arm-Alum Cross Shaft 7-3/4 Inch
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    AFCO's foundation was built on fabricating tubular control arms for the racing industry. Because of their attention to detail and adherence to the strictist manufacturing tolerances, AFCO control arms have been the choice of professional racers and chassis builders for over two decades.

    These tubular control arms have a 10 degree angle built into the ball joint sleeve to allow for misalignment. Use with Moog K772 style ball joints. Lightweight aluminum cross shaft features 1/2" bolt holes with a center spacing of 6".

    • Cross shaft bushings are clearanced to allow shrinkage during the welding process
    • Accurate 10 degree angle built into ball joint ring to allow greater suspension travel

    Length is measured from cross shaft centerline to ball joint center.

  • AFCO 20296 9 Inch Ford Panhard Pinion Mount
    AFCO 20296 9 Inch Ford Panhard Pinion Mount
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    Features additional low mount tab for panhard bar.

  • AFCO 20018R-4K Lower Control Arm Kit, 3/4 Standard Rod End, Screw-In
    AFCO 20018R-4K Lower Control Arm Kit, 3/4 Standard Rod End, Screw-In
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    • Simply cut to desired length and weld provided bushing into place
    • Use for 18" or shorter
    • .120" wall tubing
    • Use Moog K727 style ball joints for screw-in and K6141 style of press-in

    Kit includes assembled ball joint ring, strut mount, and coil-over mount.

  • AFCO 20029R-2 Round Tube Lower Arm, Rubber Bushing, Press-In, 19 Inch
    AFCO 20029R-2 Round Tube Lower Arm, Rubber Bushing, Press-In, 19 Inch
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    • Made from .095" wall DOM tubing
    • Rubber bushing included
    • Uses standard 20051 strut bars 
    • Use Moog K727 style ball joints for screw-in and K6141 style of press-in
  • AFCO 20044 Steel Ball Joint Sleeve, 1973-Up GM Lower
    AFCO 20044 Steel Ball Joint Sleeve, 1973-Up GM Lower
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    Smooth bore sleeve for AFCO press-in ball joint 20039 (Moog # K6145).

    • 2.090" I.D.
    • 2.375" O.D.
    • 1.00" tall
    • .25 lbs.
  • AFCO 200008 Tubular A-Arms for 1979-93 Fox Body K-Member, Rod Ends
    AFCO 200008 Tubular A-Arms for 1979-93 Fox Body K-Member, Rod Ends
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    AFCO's tubular control arms are 17 lbs. lighter per set than stock and provide the adjustability commonly needed on these cars. Ball joints and spacer kits are included.

    Sold as a pair. For use with AFCO K-Member 106-20022 only.

  • AFCO 20038LF Low Friction 1971-76 Impala/Caprice Lower Ball Joint
    AFCO 20038LF Low Friction 1971-76 Impala/Caprice Lower Ball Joint
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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.

    1971-1976 GM B-Body

    • Chevrolet Impala
    • Chevrolet Caprice
    • Chevrolet Bel Air
    • Buick LeSabre
    • Buick Centurion
    • Oldsmobile Delta 88
    • Oldsmobile Delta 98
    • Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
    • Pontiac Bonneville

    Checking Ball Joint Wear (PDF)

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