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Old 08-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tie rod end question

I have seen on many rigs where instead of tie rod ends they were using heim joints. Is there any benifit or draw back to using the heim for your steering ends?
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I have seen on many rigs where instead of tie rod ends they were using heim joints. Is there any benifit or draw back to using the heim for your steering ends?
We don't have vehicle inspections here, but from my understanding the hemi joints will not pass inspection (if this is a licensed vehicle). Also, the hemi joints will have a short life span.
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Many states say that Heims are illegal. Some do wear oiut pretty quick, others don't, it depends on how much money you want to spend. Some guys say they are weaker, some say they are strong. I think bottom line, if you buy a quality joint then they should hold up as good maybe even better then a 1-ton TRE. That is of coarse you set them up correctly, double sheer etc etc.
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