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    Posted: Sep/30/2013 at 6:44pm
Hey guys,
My team and I are working on our suspension for this year and we want to use ball joints. In the past we have used sphericals but this year we want to switch it up. We have some Polaris ball joints right now but they have only 40 degrees of travel. Although they do give us good suspension travel they bottom out before our shocks. We would like our shock to go through all of its travel, to reduce wear on the joints and so we can get as much travel as possible.
 
So the big question...has anyone used the front ball joints off a Arctic Cat Wildcat? If so how many degrees of travel did you get out of it? Or if anyone knows of any ball joints that will give us more travel than the Polaris ones. Model numbers would be great and any renderings or drawings would be even better!!
 
Thanks so much guys.
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Most ball joints are just a little over 50 deg misalignment.

Sphericals with high misalignment spacers get you to ~60 deg.

Alternatively you could angle the ball joint cup in your A-arm to reduce the angle limitation that usually occurs at full droop.
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Hey there


You can use heim joints with your own fabricated spacers which will give you very less tolerance and error almost near to xero.


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Look through the FRAP technical catalog located here:
http://snydermotorsports.net/Frap-Snyder-Motorsports.html

They make ball joints for many atvs and have data including articulation angles for all their joints. There are several distributors in the US you can buy from.
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