Originally Posted by TSEJEEPERS
jsawduste What Hiem are you running on the drag link knuckle side?
That is interesting. Is the grease zerk a different part of part of the hiem?
Have you had any problems with the nuts backing off, without running them in double shear?
I was running a set up like that and could not keep the nuts tight. I know part of my problem is a unbalancable Irok tire in the front.
I unded up going back to tie rod ends.
Actually I set it up with TRE`s on the drag link.
at the pitman arm. As a rule I don`t like the extended shaft cause they can be prone to bending. Dan`s stuff is pretty beefy so it ought to be OK.
at the high steer arm.
Castle nuts with cotter pins will hold it all together. Both the pitman arm and high steer arm were reamed for the TRE taper.
If you go that route pay attention to the obvious left and right hand threads but also the variances in the tube adapters. There is a different thread count (TPI) for TRE`s vs. Heims. I kept screwing up which went where. Left Hand vs Right Hand vs. 14 TPI vs 18 TPI.
Cycling the suspension showed that there was plenty of articulation left in the joints from full droop to full compression. So binding will not be a problem.
I wanted the tie rod above the springs but there simply was no way it was going to clear the springs. At droop it would clear but hit on compression.
If you use a heim on the knuckle arm be sure to place a grade 8 washer between the heim and the softer metal knuckle. Don`t want the harder steel of the heim ball compressing itself into the knuckle.
1.5 x .250 DOM was the material of choice for both links.