R-Joint rod end with 3/4"-16 LH x 5/8" I.D. bearing spacers for bracket spacing of 1.75" are included. Left hand thread.
R-Joints are a revolutionary rod end design that provides low friction, full range articulation, long service life, lateral stability and quiet operation.
-- Articulates in 3 planes 360 degree axial rotation and 30 degrees of total lateral rotation.
-- 17-4 investment cast stainless steel housing with rolled threads.-- Polished stainless ball and RTX10 composite cage provides consistent low friction movement.
-- Special RTX10 composite cage needs NO lubrication.
-- Self cleaning design…movement not affected by ANY water, grit, dirt, or debris.
-- Spring loaded closure keeps mechanism tight and rattle free for LIFE!
R-Joint rod ends feature low friction movement, full range articulation, and quiet operation. An RTX10 composite cage, with spring loaded closure works in concert with a 17-4 stainless steel housing and a stainless steel ball. Also available as weld-on spherical bearings R-Joint rod ends are equally at home on the street and on the racetrack!
- Articulates in 3 planes … 360 degree axial rotation and 30 degrees of total lateral rotation.
- 17-4 investment cast stainless steel housing with rolled threads. (R-Joint)
- Weld-On models feature carbon steel housings.
- Polished stainless ball and RTX10 composite cage allow consistent low friction movement.
- Special RTX10 composite compound needs NO lubrication.
- Self cleaning design…movement not affected by ANY water, grit, dirt, or debris.
- Spring loaded closure to keep mechanism tight and rattle free for LIFE!
R-Joints resolve common issues associated with rubber and polyuretherane bushings as well as all-metal rod ends.
Rubber Bushings allow uncontrolled lateral suspension movement resulting in sloppy handling.
Polyurethane bushings Cause undesirable friction spikes during rotational movement along with distracting squeaking noise. Roll-bind limits articulation -- especially in racing.
All-metal rod ends also known as heim joints, are susceptible to premature wear. All-metal rod ends get loose, rattle and are compromised by dirt and moisture.
Delrin bushings are superior to rubber and poly bushings. If your suspension links accomodate threaded bushing ends, R-joints will enhance articulaton.
R-Joint XL (top/left) shown with 3/4″-16 x 5/8″ R-Joint (bottom/right) for reference.
The following R-Joint and R-Joint XL rod end specifications and degrees of articulation helps implement R-Joint rod ends in engineering projects. For custom sizing, click HERE to contact us.
R-Joint XL Dimensions and Articulation:
Thread Sizes: 1.25-12 RH/ 1.25-12 LH and 1.00-14 RH/ 1.00-14 LH
Through Bolt Size: 0.562” – 9/16” [other sizes available, see table below] Total Articulation: 50 deg [will vary by through bolt size, see table below]
R-Joint XL Material Specs:
- Ball: 304 Stainless Steel
- Composite: RTX10
- Wave Spring: 17-7 Stainless Steel
- Retainer Ring: 302 Stainless Steel
- Housing: 17-4 Stainless Steel
- Spacers: 303 Stainless Steel
- Housing Manufacturing:
R-Joint XL housing is investment cast in the United States. The Casting then goes through a H900 Solution Anneal heat treatment to remove any crystallization. The heat treatment both increases tensile strength and ductility. All threading and machining is performed post heat treatment.
Composite Yield [starts to deform]: 17,250lbs
Composite Failure: 17,750lbs
Housing Yield [starts to deform]: 95,000lbs
Housing Failure: 1.00 Thread: 109,850lbs
1.25 Thread: 121,765lbs