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Old 11-16-2001, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What size rod ends?

I may be buildings a rear link setup on my 1 ton chevy. It will use Mog axles and big tires (at least 44's). On the tip of the wishbone what size Hiem should I use to connect it to the axle. This truck will probably weigh in at about 7000lbs. Also what material should I use for the wishbone? Will a properly engineered wishbone be able to handle the side forces of a truck this heavy? should I go with a four link and panhard bar instead?
This truck will remain full length so I will be able to utilize long links.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2001, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don,

A buddy of mine is using John Deere tractor joints that have 1" eyes. I'm not sure about the part #, though. I e-mailed him, but I think his computer is down. I'll let you know if I get any more info.

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Old 11-18-2001, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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There are several good companies that sell 1 1/4 three piece cromoly rod ends that are more than capable to support the weight of your truck. I would by a name brand like aurora, fk , etc there not cheap will be way over 100.00 bucks a pop but they wont break check the axial an static load ratings they are like a quarter of a million pounds or so. As for tubing I would run 2" o.d. cromoly min wall thickness of .188 prob better off to go .250 and tig weld it it will never break


STAY AWAY FROM THOSE P.O.S TRACTOR ENDS IN A SIMPLE WORD DEATH"
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There are several good companies that sell 1 1/4 three piece cromoly rod ends that are more than capable to support the weight of your truck. I would by a name brand like aurora, fk , etc there not cheap will be way over 100.00 bucks a pop but they wont break check the axial an static load ratings they are like a quarter of a million pounds or so. As for tubing I would run 2" o.d. cromoly min wall thickness of .188 prob better off to go .250 and tig weld it it will never break


STAY AWAY FROM THOSE P.O.S TRACTOR ENDS IN A SIMPLE WORD DEATH"
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Old 11-18-2001, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Thanks guys, I will look into the big ass Hiems. Should I go with regular DOM 2" x .250" wall or should I go chrome moly?

Hi Cajun howz it goin, hows your project coming?

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 11-18-2001, 07:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Still in the "gathering" stage...

I won't be home 'till late Jan/early Feb, so the Jeep remains unmolested until then

Sounds like you've got quite a buildup going yourself.
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Old 11-18-2001, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I can't seem to find the bigass ends anywhere. Where do you guys get them?
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