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alot of question about tierods and heim joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bad_bo_ti, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    where is the best place to buy hiem joints or spherical rod ends, what ever you want to call them, and what is the best one you can buy, i need some for my rock rod, also how do i go about installing the rockrod with the joints, into the stock tie rod location? thanks
     
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    hey thanks, atleast i got a couple choices now, still need to find out which ones are better though. thanks again
     
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    from my understanding Aurora Heims are the best--i have 3/4" heims on my tie rod. i just drilled out the hole to fit the heim.
     
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    When you drill out the knuckles for the heims make sure you use the correct bit size and be very concious of being perpendicular to the knuckle. DON'T WOBBLE THE DRILL. You want as precise a hole as you can get or you will introduce slop in the steering setup. I'd suggest putting a caliper on the OD of the stud you're using then locate a drill bit about 1/32 larger.
     
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    Here is another link lists prices also. Rod ends
     
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    you got any pictures of this, just curious how it mounts up. thanks
    chris
     
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    thanks alot for the info how do i know what size to use?
     
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    Just an FYI. If you are wanting to install heim joints into a tie rod that previously had tie rod ends it will not work. The thread on tie rod ends is automotive specific 7/8 x 18tpi. Heim joints traditionally are fine thread 7/8 x 14tpi.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    tie rod ends is automotive specific 7/8 x 18tpi. Heim joints traditionally are fine thread 7/8 x 14tpi.

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    I bet that's an example of "it almost fits"...... I hate that! /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif

    The P.O. of my truck thought it would be creative to install two metric sized captive nuts in the windshield header (the rest of my truck is all SAE!)....I probably wasted an hour trying to figure out why NONE of the bolts I had would thread in more than about 1/16"!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    is there a way around this, i have a rock rod and dont want to buy a new one.
     
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    Unfortunately I do not think so unless you sell your tie rod and purchase another. Not what you wanted to hear I am sure! I just thought you should know before you started saying bad things when you tried to thread things together late one night. Been there done that! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    do you think a 1in zero rate add a leaves would be plenty of clerance? or would it interfer if i was to ever flex it? appreciate you savin my a$$ and money for the problem i would have ran into. thanks again
     

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