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Originally Posted by Rustycowl69 I was reading somewhere, that heim joints are really light duty, and are not appropriate for ...


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Old 04-16-2016, 06:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rustycowl69 View Post
I was reading somewhere, that heim joints are really light duty, and are not appropriate for suspension /steering for heavy vehicles. I was surprised because you see a lot of racers using them. Maybe they use like aircraft grade hems or something.
There are different grades of heim joints. My Mustang has heim joints in the bumpsteer kit, front control arms, rear control arms and anti-roll bar. They've been in there for 10 years and I've never had a single one fail suddenly. They do wear out, just like any other suspension component there is maintenance involved.


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Old 06-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have not given up on this idea. I am gathering the parts to do everything at once so that I only have to pay for an alignment once.
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I'm going to go ahead and do the first phase of this tomorrow:

The shorter swaybar endlinks and new swaybar bushings. I'm hoping it makes a noticeable difference.

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I have finally ordered the final parts to make this happen and they should be here sometime next week.

I have run into conflicting opinions on the tie rod flip, but it seems that moparman is the only one who has actually done it and said it was the best thing he's done, so I'm going with that. Once all the parts are here, I'm going to pull the spindles off. I was going to buy the reamer and do them myself, but a local 4WD shop has the reamer and said they will charge me one hour of labor to do the work which is cheaper than me buying the bit.

The only additional expense is going to be having the MMW relocation mounts welded in, but my chassis welder is on vacation this week so when it gets fully done depends on that cost. I may have to save up for that part, but I'm going to get the rest done beforehand and have it ready and waiting.

Lifetime alignments are nice for stuff like that.
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I have all the parts that I need to start on this finally. The upper control arm relocation brackets came in today.

I should be able to get started on it next week sometime.
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