RipTide Pivot Cups and Tubes are the result of two years of beta testing in every possible condition that Colorado’s high country can deliver.
RipTide’s pivots are specifically designed for each truck.
We do not offer universal styles because of the compromises a universal pivot forces you to make.
In many cases, we offer both tubes and cups for the same truck.
Both offer the smooth turning benefits of RipTide’s exclusive internally lubricated WFB Urethane in 96a but the Tube offers even lower friction due to the reduced surface contact with the nose of the hanger.
The Cups are first molded and then the end is machined to fit the truck’s base plate perfectly, leaving the pivot contact area is as smooth as possible.
No machining imperfections and no heat affected zone in the pivot contact area.
The Tubes on the other hand are 100% molded and no machining is required.