The Next Generation of Roadsafe 4WD Heavy Duty ball joints provides a component that handles the loads found in modern day 4WD’s whilst enduring the loads applied with larger tyres and aftermarket suspension systems.
All Roadsafe ball joints are made to exacting standards. This has been stepped up a notch for the Next Generation of Roadsafe HD 4WD ball joint designs. The revolutionary designed ‘spring’ is made from a unique nylon material and is designed to maximise high static and dynamic load capabilities during ball joint operation.
Where possible additional articulation over standard has been incorporated into the design, to allow for improved travel and lower potential for ball joint binding. To allow for the improved joint articulation a high quality CR (Chloropene Rubber) dust boot has been included, and retained using a heavy duty retaining clip.
Best of all the new Roadsafe ‘Next Gen’ HD 4WD ball joints allow you to ‘flush’ your ball joints with grease when you return from a day out in the bush. Whilst the high quality CR boot will limit a great percentage of contaminants from entering the ball joint, there is still a percentage that will get in. The ability to grease the joints allows you to flush out the contaminants and enjoy a ball joint that will offer you smoother performance and increased longevity.
Castellated nut replicate OE: To replicate the OE look, and provide the security of split pin installation for nut retention.
Heavy duty boot retaining clip: Ensure boot remains seated even at maximum ball joint articulation (increased over standard where possible)
Grease nipple: Allows for the greasing of the ball joint and ongoing serviceability. When offroading road grime and other muck can enter the joint, grease-ability allows for the contaminants to be flushed out at the completion of your offroad activities. Greaseable ball joints require servicing at every oil change.
High quality chloropene rubber boot: CR material is treated for high ozone and weather resistance, low flammability, and high oil, fuel and chemical tolerance, offering greater resistance to contaminants and increased longevity.
Next gen high articulation, hardened ball stud with grease grooves:
Ball Pin – Material
High strength SCM435 molybdenum and chromium alloy steel is used to offer greater strength. The finished ball stud offers lower friction and high performance resulting in smoother operation and a longer lasting component. Smooth grease groove channel ensures the grease is distributed.
Ball Pin – Hardness
Heat treatment is applied to the ball studs making the hardness of the ball surface 20-25 Rockwell with depth of .3-.5mm. This hardening process aids the ball stud in reducing wear, providing for longer life of the component.
CNC machined ball stud housing: Precise CNC machining ensures a perfect mating surface between all the individual components used to make up the ball joint mechanism resulting in smoother operation and longer lasting componentry.
Heat treated ball stud seat: Designed to work hand in hand with the high strength SCM435 molybdenum and chromium alloy steel ball stud to offer lower wear characteristics.
Revolutionary new nylon spring: Designed to maximise high static and dynamic load capabilities.
Zinc plated coin cap: Holding all the good stuff together is a considerably thicker coin cap than standard, ensuring it all stays in place preventing movement in the ball joint.