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Dynatrac Ball Joints Internal components view.

Does anyone know of the make up of these Dynatrac Pro Steer Ball Joints?
Anyone disassembled them to see how they are put together?
Any links to Pictures of Cut Away or Exploded Views would be appreciated.

Ive searched and searched and i can only find OEM, Crown and Poly Ball Joints Stripped to see how they tick.

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smart ass,
An exploded view Diagram would be good.

Reason i want to know is i just installed a set and after i pressed in the Top BJ's i noticed the shaft was on an angle, i though i may have stuffed it as i pressed it in and the shaft must have pushed against the cup hole. But then i found i could push the shaft around like the Lower BJ. Usually the Lower BJ has a Ball end and the Upper turns about the shaft, it doesn't pivot like the lower BJ.
but both the ProSteer BJ's turn and pivot so i was wondering how they are built especially the Upper BJ?

So i dont need to cut them in half! i could dismantle them as they're rebuildable but i dont want to do that not without a procedure from dynatrac.

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If they don't just jump in here on your thread e-mail the guys at Dynatrac. They're great to work with. I put these in last year and have no complaints....other than cost, of course. They're supposed to be rebuildable, but as of a few months ago there wasn't any info on the procedure.
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Fail? That's a picture of stock ball joints cutaway next to the prosteer is it not? Google was not my friend today, I tried that method too.

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Fail? That's a picture of stock ball joints cutaway next to the prosteer is it not? Google was not my friend today, I tried that method too.
Yep, I jumped the gun. Sorry.
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If they don't just jump in here on your thread e-mail the guys at Dynatrac. They're great to work with. I put these in last year and have no complaints....other than cost, of course. They're supposed to be rebuildable, but as of a few months ago there wasn't any info on the procedure.
yer i might email them then, and thats another thing i want to know about, rebuild procedures! and if dynatrac will supply rebuild kit? Obviously not required for a very very long time yet i hope

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Yep, I jumped the gun. Sorry.
yes i spent hours on google and nothing, i think all info must be with Dynatrac.

see in the pic you supplied that the top ProSteer Ball Joint has a lip seal around the shaft, thats the area im concerned about as usually where there is a Lip Seal installed for a shaft it will only rotate, not pivot. I dont think i did anything to it as it was only on a slight angle after i pressed it in, then i found i could bump it by hand to move it around straight again. So i dont think i stuffed anything internally.
Just Curious what is in there.

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Found this, Doc-14 did a video on installing RCV Axels with ProSteer Ball Joints. In the Video i see he moves the Top BJ Shaft by hand to get the Axel and Knuckle in so its the way they are.

YouTube - RCV shafts and Dynatrac ProSteer ball joints part 2.

Pics showing my Cup Set up to Instal Both Ball Joints.
The Angle Cut Cup [ MILLER 6289-12] that goes on the inside of the Axel 'C' works well on the Lower BJ but it doesn't fit to the upper 'C' quite as good. The shape of the 'C' pushes the Cup off centre (outwards) and as i pressed the BJ home the BJ Shaft just touches the hole edge in the Miller Cup, but as you can see in the completed pic it didnt move the shaft of centre much and infact i moved it more by hand so i know i didnt stress anything within the BJ

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There are significant differences between stock ball joints and Dynatrac Ball joints.

The lower stock ball joint can pivot. The upper stock ball joint can only slide in and out. The lower Dynatrac ball joint will pivot. The upper Dynatrac ball will slide in and out AND pivot.

When we reseached the JK for the Dynatrac ball joints, we found that factory 'Cs' were bent in various directions. The upper factory joint was getting sideloaded (due to bent 'C's) so bad that it caused early ball joint failure. By allowing the upper ball joint to pivot slightly, it allows the joints to stay parallel without sideloading the ball joint.
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ok cool, Thanks for that info Dynatrac.
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