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Unread 11-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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How about these for affordable suspension rod ends.

I found these in a surplus mailing I get. I've ordered other items from these guys before and always been happy. I didn't think of this right away. But I've been looking for affordable rod end joints for a while now, and everytime I find something thats affordable I also don't trust the quality. But I read somewhere else about a guy using parts from a 3 point hitch system on a tractor, and then I came across these turnbuckles. What say yee fellow Jeepers? Will the rod ends from Kubota turnbuckles be strong enough to use in a four link rear suspension? I will of course cut them up and weld the ends into 2" x 1/4" wall DOM links.

http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.as...1&catname=misc

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Unread 11-08-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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Dont use tractor links for a 4 link. Buy some quality heims.
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Unread 11-08-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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The heims you list have a 24mm thread size, good luck finding threaded bungs that size(I guess you may be able to find some suitable tube and tap it). Not to mention that comes out to a bit under 1" in diameter, I would definitely use 1-1/4" rod ends for lowers. Just my .02$
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Unread 11-09-2008, 01:24 AM   #4
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Good input, but what about using them for uppers? I have a lathe and can salvage the pieces they were originally screwed into for the bungs. Then weld the bungs into 2" x 1/4" wall DOM. Which I'm also looking into 2" x 3/8" wall DOM because I found a place to buy drops at scrap price.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 07:53 AM   #5
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they would work for uppers, hell they would even work for lowers, they just ware alot faster. so all the time and effort put into a 4-link and your now comited to keep using the same old crappy HIEM body's. just spend a little more money on some better links and insteed of changing them every seasion ( or what ever ) your now going to get some life out of some quality hardware ( a few years probally ).

im on two years now with my Q1A HIEMS and there still nice and tight. cost was 24.00 dollars each and i made my own bungs.
anyrate spend the money and you wont have to worry about breaking or replacing them alot.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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Where did you buy from JasonM?
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:23 AM   #7
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there was a vendor on pirate ( expert offroad i think ) but im pretty sure he went out of buesness. but you can look over there. there's still plenty of venders that sell qaulity hiems. i used a combo hiem 3/4 shank and a 5/8 hole. plenty strong and i used them for all my ends and steering to. so carrying spare's is simple, its one hiem for all.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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Summit Racing has pretty good prices on QA1 stuff.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 12:57 PM   #9
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I've posted this before but didn't really get a response. What about these RE's for sale at Wheels n Parts? I was concerned because I couldn't find anyone whose dealt with them and I wasn't sure if teflon lined races was the right choice.

http://wheelsnparts.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=120
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