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Old 12-25-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hime joints on sway bar

so my jeep came with home made quick disconnect on the front and the hime joints on it are shot. How strong of a hime joint do i need to buy? (by strength i mean static radial load).
i asked the last owner (my uncle) he said the just bought the cheapest ones rod end supply sold, so im not supplied they are shot.

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Old 12-25-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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these are nice.

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2492

But at that cost why not just ditch the home made jobbers and go with some really proven quicker disconnects? I have these on my wifes jeep and love them!


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Old 12-26-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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yea i know some new ones would be nice but tell the current ones work fine (minus the hime joints) and plus the prevous owner (who built the quick disconnects) said that he paid like less than $10 for both of them (he actually told me the got the cheapest ones the could.)
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yea i know some new ones would be nice but tell the current ones work fine (minus the hime joints) and plus the prevous owner (who built the quick disconnects) said that he paid like less than $10 for both of them (he actually told me the got the cheapest ones the could.)
that's why you need to replace them
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #5
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how long ago did he buy the "cheapest ones he could find" ?

Im willing to bet they lasted the "less than $10 for both " worth.
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that's why you need to replace them
no thats why i need to replace the hime joints, ya see im on a college student budget, id love to get some complete new disconnects, but if i can fix the current disconnects for less im goona do it. so please the question wasnt should i buy new disconnects, the question was how strong of hime joints do i need?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:31 PM   #7
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it might be a better solution to get pictures of your current setup. Not every heim joint is created equal. Most have different threads and sizes. Do you know for sure which bolt size you have on yours?
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pretty sure its 5/8" with 5/8" threads (not 100% sure on threads but im pretty sure thats correct). and its nothing more than a hime joint at the top screwed into a rod with a hollow rubber bushing at the bottom that slides over a stud connecting to the axle (with a cotter pin to hold it on).

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