A constant velocity joint is a mechanical coupling in which the rotational speed of the output shaft is the same as that of the input shaft whatever the operating angle of the joint.
In most applications, the inboard CV Joint is a plunge joint that allows the effective length of the sideshaft to change due to suspension travel. In front (or steer) axle applications, the outboard joint must transfer torque effectively through a wide angle (up to 52 degrees). In rear axle applications, joint operating angles are much lower.
SPIDAN and LÖBRO joint kits contain all the individual parts needed for professional repairs: joint, boot, boot circlips, tightening straps, bolts, nuts, spacers, etc.
The SIO joint for inboard use is based in the “opposed track” principle to provide high performance in smallest packaging with optimised joint efficiency. Together with the ballspline as plunging unit, it represents a premium solution for extreme plunge angle requirements and high installation angles, as for instance needed for SUV vehicles.
The standard tripod joint GI is suitable for the inboard gearbox joint of a constant velocity sideshaft for most vehicles. It has a maximum articulation angle of 23 degrees and has a plunge length of 50mm. It is ideal for medium working angles and its low plunge resistance aids good NVH characteristics.
The VL ball plunging joint is a popular choice for the inboard joint of the rear-wheel drive CVJ sideshafts. With maximum 22 degrees articulation and a plunge of 50mm it is ideal for high working angles with low axial forces. The VL joint is also available as monobloc or disc version.