The AC fixed ball joint is suitable for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, providing a maximum articulation angle of 47 degrees to meet the criteria for steering and suspension movement. It is the most popular choice for the wheelside of a CVJ sideshaft.
Offering the same strength and durability as the AC joint, the UF fixed ball joint provides a maximum 50 degrees articulation angle, so affording greater latitude in the design of the steering geometry and facilitating smaller turning circles.
The new countertrackTMfixed joint uses the principle of “opposed tracks” for significant efficiency improvement and packaging reduction and combines this with a specific track profile in longitudinal direction to allow angles up to 50 degrees and more. This breakthrough technology sets the new benchmark for constant velocity joints on the outboard side.