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Speedway 1970-02 GM K5208 Style Upper Ball Joint

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Overall Height:
3.25
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Mounting Thread Length:
0.96
Shank Length:
2.40
Degree of Taper:
10 degree
Hardware Included:
Yes
Location Type:
Upper
Ball Joint Type:
Bolt-in
Notes
This ball joint is equivalent to Moog K5208
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Speedway 1970-02 GM K5208 Style Upper Ball Joint

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What's in the Box

These are factory replacement upper ball joints with OEM geometry. The upper bolt-in ball joint fits stock upper arms and our Metric tubular arms designed for racing use. For a 1/2" raised pivot point upper, use 106-200322LF.

See Application tab for corresponding vehicle models.

Application

  • 1982-2002 Chevrolet S-10/Blazer (2WD)
  • 1982-2002 GMC Sonoma/Jimmy (2WD)
  • 1970-81 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 1970-81 Pontiac Firebird

1973-77 GM A-Body  

  • Buick (Century, Regal)
  • Chevy (Chevelle, Malibu, El Camino)
  • GMC (Sprint)
  • Oldsmobile (Cutlass, 442, Hurst Olds)
  • Pontiac (Grand Prix, LeMans)

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

1977-1996 GM B-Body

  • Chevrolet Impala (All, including SS)
  • Chevrolet Caprice (All)
  • Buick Electra ('85-'90)
  • Buick Estate Wagon ('85-'96)
  • Buick LeSabre ('87-'90)
  • Buick Roadmaster ('94-'96)
  • Oldsmobile Delta 88 ('77-'85)
  • Oldsmobile Delta 98 ('77-'84)
  • Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser ('77-'92)
  • Pontiac Bonneville/Catalina/Grandville ('77-'86)
  • Pontiac Safari ('87-'89)
  • Pontiac Parisienne ('83-'86)

1975-1979 GM X-Body

  • Chevrolet Nova
  • Buick Apollo (thru '75)
  • Oldsmobile Omega
  • Pontiac Ventura (thru '77)
  • Pontiac Phoenix 
1978-81 GM A-Body 
  • Buick (Century)
  • Chevy (Malibu)
  • Pontiac (LeMans thru '82) 
1978-87 GM G-Body
  • Chevy (Monte Carlo thru '88, El Camino thru '88) 
  • Buick (Regal, Grand National, GNX)
  • GMC (Caballero)
  • Oldsmobile (Cutlass, Hurst Olds)
  • Pontiac (Grand Prix)

Item Details

Moog# K5208
73-81 A-Body, 70-81 F-Body, 78-88 G-Body, 75-79 X-Body, 71-96 B-Body, 82-02 S-10

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