The joints are manufactured with either left hand or right hand threads of
8mm, 10mm or 12mm nominal diameter according to the requirements of the connecting
link in question. This nominal diameter relates to the hole size through the
ball and also to the male threaded stud attached to
the body. They are assembled to aluminium tie bars at the lengths and
diameters specified for the application. Each ball joint is secured
in position by both a spring washer and a lock-nut with the
added security of a thread locking compound.
In special applications it is further possible to supply tie rods with protective nitrile rubber boots fitted over the ball joints in order to exclude contamination of the bearing surfaces.