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Old 05-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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High steer arm questions?

So I have been waiting for some time now for my high steer arms for my HP D60 from Blue Torch. They are the ones for rod ends. They have no idea when they will come in, but they do have the arms for hiem (sp) joints in stock. So my question; What are the pros and cons of running hiems vs running 1 ton chevy rod ends? I have heard that the rod ends will last longer, but that is I have heard. The rig it is going on is a 2000 Tacoma with a HP D60 up front, and a FF 14bolt in the rear on 38.5 swampers. I have the 4.7 marlin crawl box and the motor is supercharged with tons of fuel mods...(puts around 270 RWHP) and weighs about 5000k. This is a rock crawler primarily here in Az, but does need to be able to drive itself to and from the trails, not a DD. I will be running 1.5"x.250 wall DOM for the drag link and tie rod. I need halp making a decision.
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Edit: forgot to add that the swap was done with leafs front and back, not coils, however I will most likely go to coils within the next year or so.
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If it will be on the road go with the TREs. They are tighter and last longer.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i just got my btf arms and just placed a order with polyperf for a reamer.

i am going to ream the hole and mill the bottom so the castle nut goes on. i am also modifieing the cap so i can go springless like the partsmike arms.
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i just got my btf arms and just placed a order with polyperf for a reamer.

i am going to ream the hole and mill the bottom so the castle nut goes on. i am also modifieing the cap so i can go springless like the partsmike arms.
Is there a benifit in ordering the Hiem arms and re-working them as opposed to just buying the TRE arms in the first place? I have been in the D44 world too long and am just learning the D60 world. Also, why go springless? I am about ready to have BTF refund my money and go somewhere else that sells 60 arms. Any suggestions...Parts Mike maybe?
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