The Only Joint on the Market with a Lifetime Warranty. 100 percent Machined In the U.S. Using Domestic and Imported Materials. All Ballistic Joints ship Fully Assembled! The 2.63 inch Forged Chromoly Ballistic Joint is made to be the ultimate in durability and ease of use. The Ballistic Joint has been manufactured and designed for military use and quality! Our forgings are made from 4140 chromoly steel, which is nearly twice as strong as the 1045 mild steel steel used in competitive joints.
Using a proprietary Polyurethane Race designed and produced by Prothane as well as a 303 Stainless Steel bearing; the Ballistic Joints are smooth, longer lasting and quieter than ever. The 2.63 inch Ballistic Joint uses no snap rings to retain the races; instead a retainer is forged into the housing and on the opposite side of the Ballistic Joint it uses a 303 Stainless steel threaded spanner nut and set screw for the strongest hold available, an industry first!
The Ballistic Joint housing is forged from solid 4140 chromoly steel and the forging is then quenched, tempered and normalized in a dedicated heat treating facility. This process provides a yield strength of up to 208,000 psi and a tensile strength of up to 238,000 psi.
Material has been added to the grease zerk/set screw area to add greater resistance to splitting, making this issue virtually non-existent! Any play that might develop over time can be removed simply by adjusting the stainless steel spanner nut for a nearly infinite lifespan. All forged joints are clear (silver) zinc coated. When combined with the stainless steel bearing and spanner nut, this joint will be around for your next build as well.
These joints were designed to be a drop-in replacement for lower control arms on TJ/XJ Jeeps using the 9/16 inch bore. They are also available in a 5/8 inch bore for added reliability and versatility. For those seeking a 3/4 inch bore, check out our 3.0 inch Ultra Duty Ballistic Joint.
The Ballistic Joint is fully rebuildable and is the strongest joint on the market offering 30 degrees of total misalignment with a 9/16 inch ball.
Choose the 2.375 ball option for direct replacement for the joints on a 3rd gen Dodge Ram 2500/3500 pickup.
Lifetime Warranty on 1.25 inch and 1.0 inch shank housings against breakage.
Limited Lifetime Warranty on Polyurethane Races with one free replacement.
Joints with 7/8 inch or 3/4 inch shanks carry no warranty.