The Only Joint on the Market with a Lifetime Warranty*
100% Machined In the U.S.
Using Domestic and Imported Materials
All Ballistic Joints ship Fully Assembled!
The 2.63" 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" 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" bore. They are also available in a 5/8" bore for added reliability and versatility. For those seeking a 3/4" bore, check out our 3.0" 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" ball.
Choose the 2.375 ball option for direct replacement for the joints on a 3rd gen Dodge Ram 2500/3500 pickup.
Fully Assembled 2.63" Forged Ballistic Joint
Thru Hole Size: 9/16", 5/8" or 9/16" with 2.375" Mounting Width
Shank Size: 7/8", 1.0" or 1.25"
Thread Direction: Right or Left Hand
Lifetime Warranty on 1.25" and 1.0" shank housings against breakage.
Limited Lifetime Warranty on Polyurethane Races with one free replacement.
Joints with 7/8" or 3/4" shanks carry no warranty.
After first use we highly recommend readjusting spanner nuts. We also recommend using blue Loctite on the set screw after adjustment.
Seriously the best joint on the market, sized for any build. Rebuildable and easily serviced it will no doubt outlast any other. Hardest part is finding them in stock.
Keep up the bad ass work Ballistic, and don't bogart those joints!
Excellent craftsmanship and fitment. Timely order processing and shipping. Will definitely order again from Ballistic Fab!!
Not much to say about an indestructible component!!!!