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Old 08-31-2010, 10:21 AM   #326 (permalink)
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thanks for the update, jeff
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:14 PM   #328 (permalink)
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Sounds like you are getting closer. Really not trying to rush you but do you think maybe these will be ready by next spring?
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I would say so, but we want some good test data before we send out a bunch of parts that don't hold up any better than what's already out there.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:26 AM   #330 (permalink)
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Are you still going to look into making the threads on the lower joint shorter to clear the RCV boots?
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Are you still going to look into making the threads on the lower joint shorter to clear the RCV boots?
It would be nice if they did but it doesn't take much effort to trim em down.
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It would be nice if they did but it doesn't take much effort to trim em down.
I brought this up eailer and Ballistic said

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Because they will have a heat treat temper that will be quite susceptible to heat. I wouldn't warranty a stud that had been ground on for this reason, so we should come to a consensus now.

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Made some more progress on the ball joints again yesterday, we think these should be pretty nice when done.
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Nice! I'll take a set.
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Dana 44 upper joint, currently being prototyped from Ampco 45 high nickel bronze, 17-4PH H900 stud and 4340 Rc32 threaded preload nut and body.





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Dana 44 upper joint, currently being prototyped from Ampco 18 bronze, 17-4PH H900 stud and 4340 Rc32 threaded preload nut and body.
damn, looks good! I'll be interested in seeing the results from your testing.


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Pardon my retardedness, but are these rebuildable?
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Pardon my retardedness, but are these rebuildable?
they sure look like it
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Here is an assembly video of the upcoming ball joint.

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How far behind will the 60 joint be?
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Looks good!
I would really like to put these balljoints in over the winter!
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:34 PM   #343 (permalink)
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OMG! Thats awesome! Why has noone done this yet! Thanks you ballistic fab!
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Looks good!
I would really like to put these balljoints in over the winter!
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OMG! Thats awesome! Why has noone done this yet! Thanks you ballistic fab!
x 2 Let me know if you need any "field testing"
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Not sure if it would be a strength concern but could you put the grease zerk for the upper ball joint through the stud instead of the body. That way it is actually possible to grease it. I doubt a small drilling would take that much strength away.
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We have yet to nail down the final zerk location, but drilling a small enough hole through the stud to where it wouldn't affect strength would be fairly difficult in 17-4ph, but we will look into anything that will improve overall design and functionality.
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How far behind will the 60 joint be?
Were going to do the best we can to co-develop the two designs, but keep in mind that we don't even know if the current material choices and design will provide results that we're hoping for... so I'm going to stay away from developing everything all at once, but it shouldn't slow things down too badly, we still need to make a set of 44s and tourture test them.
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Can't wait for this to be available.
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Pardon my retardedness, but are these rebuildable?
Not only are they rebuildable with fresh races or stud, but if you look closely at the cap design in the cross-section pic you will see that over .040" of wear in the races can be taken out simply with a turn of the top cap. We will offer a spanner wrench that will make this possible to do without removing any more than your wheels and tires. This goes for the 60 versions as well.

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