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When replacing your factory tie rods or other steering componets with ones akwiped with heim joints won't you have to replace them like once a year if you go offroad. the reson i ask is because i've read that heim joints dont like dirt and mud and there inpossible to clean out. so does anyone now of any other type of joint that could be yoused as a tie rod end?
 

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I actually heard the opposite. I heard the heims have something inside of them that helps them clean themselves out. I dont think ppl would be using them on 4 link setups for offroad if they had probs with dirt/mud.
 

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heims will wear out faster. To solve this you can eitehr put a boot over them or use 1 ton chevy TRE instead. But yes, heims WILL wear out when you get dirt in them. Also keep in mind, they less movement they are subject to the longer they will last.
 

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Dark Eternal said:
heims will wear out faster. To solve this you can eitehr put a boot over them or use 1 ton chevy TRE instead. But yes, heims WILL wear out when you get dirt in them. Also keep in mind, they less movement they are subject to the longer they will last.

1 ton chevy TRE? explain please.. i am wanting to replace my tie rods with something stronger and possibly heims.

**edit--wow, i just realized this thread is over a year old.....the search function rules. :rocking:
 

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heavy on the skinny pedal
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the way to do it i would think is see if the knuckle needs to be reamed out or not to fit a older gm one ton tierod end in the knuckle then get some tube make to length and figure out a way to attach it to the center link.
 
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