Too set the record straight regarding our product and it's relation to another manufacture....
Product development started some time back and was proceeding in a given design direction (along with OE replacement B/J) when the other source for this type of ball joint came on the market. I will give credit where credit is due and give Poly props for having a quality product to market first that meets the needs of the JK owner.
Rather than continue in our direction (too close in design to Poly's) ,as well as out of industry respect, we stopped and started to look at other design options. We also knew we could product a quality product at a more competitive price for you guys, so development continued.
Like the other manufacture we developed our lower ball joint based off proven designs that have been used over the years. The common goal was to remove the Nylon inserts (my 2012 JK's were toast after 24K) and use alloy steel for the high wear points. If you look at the construction and wear points (cutaways) you can see how they differ.
Remember guys that these , in the end, are ball joints that have been around for years, and we simply replaced the crappy OE units with better industry proven designs. No different than axle shafts, ring and pinions, and u-joints. I'm wondering why crap
is not being pitched at competing companies for supplying these parts? I guess because it's common and you don't mind competitive pricing. That's what we are doing here… offering a competitive product and a very competitive price. Don't see a thing wrong with that..
As for comparison and durability…. I assure you of equal strength and durability. We have a long standing relationship with our vendor stretching over 10 years and have been developing and supplying OE replacement components for many years…
As for durability.. I can tell you that I have been running the original prototypes for 8 months and have put over 16,000 miles on them. Still going strong and solid. Because we are new on the market I cannot give you other testimonials but hope to be able in the coming months..
Thank you to those who have purchased the parts and hope to continue in the future.