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heims or TRE's for cross over?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater74, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    discuss. do TRE's allow for more travel?
    this would be for cross over and highsteer
    this rig will be a mostly trail rig and never see the highway.
     
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    TRE's, they offer more angle, strength, cost TONS cheaper, and you can find them at every auto parts store.
     
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    Heims have too much play in them. You are better off w/ TRE's.
     
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    Another vote for TRE's. I paid $26 each for my TRE's from the auto parts store and they have a lifetime warranty.

    Harley
     
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    Tie rod ends. way cheaper plenty strong and have enough flex to handle most steering
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    i was kinda wondering cause BTF has had their hysteer arms for quiet sometime in the heim version only and not until recently did they start to offer them for TRE's :confused:

    i was just wondering if they knew something i didn't? but i guess i should just ask them that
     
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    TRE's :D
     
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    heims are bling if you're willing to shell out the MAD ca$h that truly high quality ones cost. Assuming you're not a millionaire, I'd recommend TREs.

    j
     
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    Heim joint is just a fancy word for whatever you call those thing on the end of my 3 point arms on my tractor. There is a lot of play in those joints. One of my arms the ball actualy falls out. No way in hell would I use that for a steering arm.
     
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    the ones one your tractor are very different than the ones used on a steering system. or link suspention
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah... there are cheap crap heims (which wouldnt work) and there are super bling bling heims (that would work great)... that is what I was trying to get at in my other post.

    j
     
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    Use TREs or DLEs if you need a lot of deflection.

    Heims don't like mud.
    Heims have limited range of motion.


    My big beef with heims is that they're always too small for the job. They don't fit good in anything. You need really expensive bolts to use them. You're lucky if you get a year out of a decent heim... much less if you ever see mud.


    Heims are for racecars, keep them out of your steering.

    I have $125 tied up in TREs on my trail rig. And I can adjust everything without removing an end. Two good heim joints (Johnny, RE, whatever) will cost you that much.
     
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    Hiems don't like the outdoors. Mud, dust, dirt, sand, it all kills them fast.

    TRE's. You can find them at any parts store in the US, Mexico, and Canada.
     

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