About Ball Joints
Ball Joints are spherical bearings that connect the Control Arms to the Steering Knuckles in the front suspension of a car. Working in a similar way to the ball-and-socket design of the human hip joint, Ball Joints act as as the pivot between the wheels and suspension. Balls Joints can be found in the front suspension of passenger cars, but for some performance cars they are also located in the rear suspension. In many vehicles, the MacPherson Strut suspension system design is used, where there is one Ball Joint for each side and is located between the lower end of the strut and the control arm. This means that there are commonly two Ball Joints in the suspension, but there will be another four or more in the steering linkage (placed at the track rod ends and rack ends).
Why Do I Need Ball Joints?
Ball Joints are a crucial element to the suspension of your vehicle, which maximizes the tyre's contact to the road, increasing vehicle control and decreasing tyre wear. Without Ball Joints, critical components in a vehicle's front suspension will not be connected and able to move. Ball Joints provide a safe, smooth ride for a car's driver and passengers and allow the driver to precisely control the vehicle.
Our Range of Ball Joints
Sparesbox stock Ball Joints for both lower and upper fitment from Protex, who combine cutting edge technology with extensive research and development. Protex has managed to stay at the forefront of innovation despite a rapidly increasing number of models and model variations available on the Australian automotive market. Sparesbox is proud to carry an extensive range of Protex automotive parts suitable for application on a wide range of vehicles. Our range of OE quality, vehicle-specific Ball Joints will reduce your costs at your next visit to the mechanic, who will be able to fit your Ball Joint for the fraction of the cost of replacing it from their own stock.