R-Joint XL Rod End
R-Joint XL (top/left) shown with 3/4″-16 x 5/8″ R-Joint (bottom/right) for reference.

The following R-Joint and R-Joint XL rod end specifications and degrees of articulation helps implement R-Joint rod ends in engineering projects. For custom sizing, click HERE to contact us.

R-Joint XL Dimensions and Articulation:

Thread Sizes: 1.25-12 RH/ 1.25-12 LH and 1.00-14 RH/ 1.00-14 LH
Through Bolt Size: 0.562” – 9/16” [other sizes available, see table below] Total Articulation: 50 deg [will vary by through bolt size, see table below]

R-Joint XL Material Specs:

  • Ball: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Composite: RTX10
  • Wave Spring: 17-7 Stainless Steel
  • Retainer Ring: 302 Stainless Steel
  • Housing: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Spacers: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Housing Manufacturing:

R-Joint XL housing is investment cast in the United States. The Casting then goes through a H900 Solution Anneal heat treatment to remove any crystallization. The heat treatment both increases tensile strength and ductility. All threading and machining is performed post heat treatment.
Composite Yield [starts to deform]: 17,250lbs
Composite Failure: 17,750lbs
Housing Yield [starts to deform]: 95,000lbs
Housing Failure: 1.00 Thread: 109,850lbs
1.25 Thread: 121,765lbs

R-JOINT XL Articulation (Total)
Through Hole SizeSpacer DiameterArticulation (deg)
1/4"0.35"71.6
5/16"0.413"67.4
3/8"0.475"63.1
7/16"0.538"58.8
1/2"0.6"54.5
9/16" Industry standard0.663"50
5/8"0.725"45.6
3/4"0.85"35.5
1"1.1"13.1
1-1/8"1.225"0

R-Joint (3/4-16″ 5/8″) Dimensions and Articulation:

Thread Sizes: ¾-16 RH/ ¾-16 LH
Through Bolt Size: 0.625 in [other sizes available, see table below] Total Articulation: 30.6 deg  [will vary by thru-bolt size, see table below]

Material Specs:

  • Ball: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Composite: RTX10  [proprietary RideTech compound]
  • Wave Spring: 17-7 Stainless Steel
  • Retainer Ring: 302 Stainless Steel
  • Housing: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Spacers: 303 Stainless Steel

R-Joint Housing Manufacturing: The housing is investment cast in the United States.  The Casting then goes through a H900 Solution Anneal heat treatment to remove any crystallization.  The heat treatment both increases tensile strength and ductility.  All threading and machining is performed post heat treatment.
Composite Yield [starts to deform]: 10,850lbs
Composite Failure: 12,000lbs
Housing Yield [starts to deform]: 46,000lbs
Housing Failure: 49,500lbs

Articulation (Total)
Through Hole SizeSpacer DiameterArticulation (deg)
1/4"0.35"68.6
5/16"0.413"62.8
3/8"0.475"57
7/16"0.538"51
1/2"0.6"44.6
9/16"0.663"37.7
5/8" [industry standard]0.725"30.6
3/4"0.85"14.8