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Old 04-29-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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ball joint vs heims

I finally fried my drag link. Its clunking around like crazy.

Ive seen a drag link built out of heims and it looks pretty good.
what is the disadvantage of this vs doing a factory replacement style?



its this or doing the RHD draglink high steer flip but and piecing it together.
either way im going to a high steer setup.

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Old 05-08-2014, 12:28 AM   #2
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have you found any more info on this?

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:54 AM   #3
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Heim joints will be stronger and the only thing is that i will probably feel a little more vibration in your steering wheel. Ball joints tend to have a little bit of a cushioning affect to where with heims you will have a more positive feel of the road.
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Jkred (Mike) used heims for Steering.
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the only real draw back to heims is they are open to the elements where as a ball joint generally has a boot to keep them clean. thats about it in a nutshell. but heim joints offer a greater range of motion over ball joints
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I just got ahold of these seals.
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Also there's these
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Interesting. I need to notch my frame before I continue on but these look promising
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I'll send you a couple to try. I have 6
They're for 3/4 heims.
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Heim joints will be stronger and the only thing is that i will probably feel a little more vibration in your steering wheel. Ball joints tend to have a little bit of a cushioning affect to where with heims you will have a more positive feel of the road.
Nah you dont notice it. And my steering is alot tighter than stock, also using big won ton tierod/draglink ends
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Heims are not legal in some states. I am not sure how strict where you are or if anyone would even notice.

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