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Tripod Journals & Housings

Using the vast experience GKN has gained developing and manufacturing tripod applications for OEM customers around the world, GKN MotorSport can offer a wide range of tripod journals and bespoke tripod housings to suit almost every situation.

Tripod joints offer extremely low plunging forces and greater efficiency while operating at higher angles.

Housings can be produced from forgings or from solid material and can be designed to utilise a Löbro style bolt pattern making CV to tripod switch simple, or alternatively a “plug in” variant.

Tripod Boots & Greases

The tripod grease is optimised for tripod lubrication. It has high scuffing resistance but does not contain any solid additives (which can reduce life by jamming the needle bearings).

The GKN MotorSport ball joint grease with its ultra high load carrying capacity and optimised viscosity is suitable for all fixed and plunging CV joints.

Advantages of greases especially developed for use with GKN CV and tripod joints:

  • help reduce power losses
  • increase durability
  • offering low friction and wear properties
  • wide thermal operating range

The correct type and size of boot is a vital part of the driveline assembly. GKN MotorSport boots are maximised for performance and durability. Please contact our MotorSport team for more information on boots for fixed joints and boots utilising other materials.