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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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heim joint on shocks

i am curious if anyone has or ever heard of putting a female heim joint on the end of their shocks instead of purchasing new ones? purchasing new ones arent a problem, but i'd rather not, since my shocks are less then 8 months old.

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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Instead of purchasing new ones... what? New Heim joints? New shocks? If your shocks are worn out, new Heim joints on the ends won't help.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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No need, rubber or poly bushings are sufficient ( and quieter ).
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Tim, I agree completely. I was just trying to figure out what he was talkin' about...
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no no no..... you guys arent getting what i meant. i have a 6" lift on my xj. i have skyjacker nitro shocks for the 6" lift. i also have an iro long arm kit on my xj. the 6" shocks wont let the suspension cycle and droop when flexing and limits downward axle travel. i have the synergy shock stem conversion on order to accept a loop style shock. if i add a heim joint with the stem conversion, i can add around 4" of added shock travel and will only have around 20-30 bucks in the heims, instead of 30-45 per shock. see what i'm gettin at?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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no bushings are wore out, im just trying to improvise with what i have......
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