Ball joints act as the pivot point for suspension articulation. Ball joints are designed to allow the suspension to move independently without interfering with the action of the wheel. This independent motion isolates the movement of the car or truck wheel from the chassis of the vehicle, creating a smooth and quiet ride.
Depending on the location of the ball joint, it will be either a load-bearing or a non load-bearing joint. Load-bearing ball joints are subject to continual load stress, and because of this, they must be inspected frequently to ensure optimal performance. Excessively worn ball joints require replacement.
Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor ball joints. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the ball joint stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the ball joint.
Greaseable - Greaseable ball joints enable the ball joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
Knurling - The knurling process on the outer housing of the ball joint cause press in ball joints to grip and mate with the control arm optimally. Ball joints must be held firmly in place within the control arm in order to function properly. Knurling is an important component of the aftermarket ball joint because it compensates for the wear and deformation of the control arm receptacle.
Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the ball joint.