CV Joint Solutions

CV Joint System Solutions

CV Joint System Solutions

GKN Driveline offers the most comprehensive range of CV Joints Systems, providing tailored solutions for all types of passenger vehicles. 

We understand the impact of selecting the right CV Joint System for our customers’ vehicles across front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and electrified vehicle architectures, developing and refining solutions which meet and exceed performance targets to transmit power to the road in the most effective and efficient manner possible. 

CV Joint Solution examples

GKN offers a CV Joint Solution to suit all vehicle types. We outline some examples.

Premium rear-wheel drive

Premium rear-wheel drive

This VL3 sideshaft system provides a premium solution for high performance rear-wheel driven vehicles. The VL3 plunging joints in combination with their compact sealing system and a Monobloc Tubular Shaft (MTS) provide a small packaging, low weight and an adapted NVH behaviour. The outboard joint can also be combined with the new face spline design which offers additional functional and performance benefits for connection to the wheel hub.

Off-road all-wheel drive

Off-road all-wheel drive

The VLX ball plunging joint is the most compact joint for all-wheel drive rear sideshafts on the market. It is optimised for high strength with adapted endurance, especially designed for hang-on all-wheel drive solutions. Assembled into a RWD consisting of two VLX joints, barshaft and compact sealing systems, the customer can benefit from reduced weight and size achieved maintaining premium NVH performance including lowest backlash.

Front-wheel drive small city car

Front-wheel drive small city car

This sideshaft concept combines the proven UF type fixed joint on the outboard side (robust and cost-effective baseline solution for up to 50° maximum articulation angle) with the NVH benefits of the AAR plunging joint on the differential side. In combination with a Monobloc Tubular Shaft (MTS), this provides a very good choice for front-wheel driven vehicles or for the front axle of all wheel driven vehicles where smooth driveability and robust performance are the main drivers for the application.

Sports utility vehicles

Sports utility vehicles

Sport utility vehicles (SUV) of the new generation are combining high level of ride comfort with the occasional off road capability. With the required suspension design and the resulting wheel travel the performance requirement exceeds the traditional sideshaft design limits. The solution with countertrack- and SIO-joints and a ballspline plunge device provides the necessary high articulation and long plunge capability to suit these applications. The ballspline also ensures the highest level of NVH refinement.

Standard rear-wheel drive

Standard rear-wheel drive

For special low cost rear wheel drive vehicle applications, the GI-GI sideshaft provides a superior niche solution. This sideshaft is fully adapted to the specific vehicle requirements, offering adequate NVH, strength and durability in smallest packaging. Latest state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and sealing system ensure high robustness and reliability.

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