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Old 08-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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steering joints

doing a sas on my durango.just got the steering box mounted.now its time for steering linkage.my queastion is,whats better for the ends.johnny or heim with grease fitting?im planning on using 1 1/2 250 wall dom

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing says street legal like real tie rod ends. I can't say I ever saw a Johnny Joint used on a steering linkage, but people do some strange things.

I prefer the inverted T steering setups with GM style TRE's for trucks that run a steering box and that see highways. I have never seen one completely fail, and many have outlasted the Ford knuckles when used in the high steer position.

If there is a lot of inclination on the drag link, no matter what type of end you run, make sure to have the end at the steering box come in at a neutral angle.
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