Big changes here at Ruffstuff on our Heim Joints! We have been doing some research and testing for the last 10 months and have come up with something very interesting! What we have discovered should have been very well known but seems to have been overlooked by the industry.
Everyone knows the benefit of Heat Treating and of course all of our heims are HT, its only common sense. Most of you know about Cryogenic Treating of metals after HT also, something that shouldn't be overlooked as we subject things to greater and greater stresses.
What has been overlooked are the benefits of Cryogenic Treating to other materials. I am talking about Plastics, Nylons, & Teflons, the very materials our Heim Joint bearing liners are made from. The realignment at the molecular level of the material smoothes the surface and improves density allowing for a much longer bearing life. 10 Months is not 5 years and we don't have a machine to put something through 20 million cycles but we have recorded less than 1/2 the wear in the test group in favor of the Cryo treated. That would indicate 50-100% longer lifespan of the joints that have been cryogenically treated.
With our limited testing ability I am going to have to side with the scientists opinion. I won't cite research sources, you all have Google too so you can do the same search and see for yourself!
The benefits are many and we simply haven't found anything detrimental from the process. The Cryogenic process also makes the HT Rod End AND Ball harder from further marsenite conversion (Talk to the scientists). This process increases the ultimate radial static load 8-15% but we will not make any claims of further strength we cannot afford to prove but you can safely assume a 78,000lb RSL heim gains 3-5,000lbs in RSL.
This is the first product we have sold that hasn't been made by us, now they are made to our specs by one of the best manufactureres in the world. Now all of our Heim Joints are both Heat Treated & Cryogenically Treated!
02-03-2011 08:14 PM
02-03-2011 08:17 PM
Interesting find. Keep us posted on the details of how they hold up long term.
Please, please change the red to another color though, Im still seeing spots.
02-15-2011 11:51 AM
We have now had these in the field for 17 months, I think they are the wave of the future!
02-22-2011 10:15 AM
The time is now! Get yours on the way :)
02-26-2011 03:32 PM
I just raised our 12 month order quantity again, keep the orders coming because we are getting cubic buttloads of these!The Best Heim joint made :) for the most fair price!
02-28-2011 12:38 PM
Thanks for the weekends orders!
03-01-2011 07:34 PM
10,500lbs of heims are delivered on 3 major pallets!
03-05-2011 11:30 AM
Time to do it right? Do it the Ruffstuff way ;)
03-16-2011 03:20 PM
Get your chromoly joints that are also Cryo treated to add durability! Thats the real key ;)
03-23-2011 10:16 PM
All sizes in stock and ready to go! For a few cents nore than the cheap stuff....
03-28-2011 09:13 PM
Another Monday off with a bang! Thanks for all the orders today :)
04-11-2011 02:33 PM
And its Monday again, thanks for all the business!
04-12-2011 09:27 AM
All heims are in stock and shipping daily!
04-15-2011 12:29 PM
Adding the 1/2" heims Monday, we have the Heims, Jams, & Misalignment in stock, just waiting on the Bungs!