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Unread 11-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #61
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not sure on the width. I am very newbie on this knowledge. The shop said I needed to replace the frameside joint. When I dry steering test it. It moves around in the ball thing.
Measure the width of the socket it needs to fit into...

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Unread 11-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #62
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Unread 11-25-2011, 01:58 PM   #63
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Like the size of the socket the hex head it will fit into?
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Unread 11-25-2011, 02:05 PM   #64
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No, the end of the heim where the bolt goes through, how wide is the ID of that?
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Unread 11-25-2011, 02:45 PM   #65
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Oh ok sorry. Ill take it apart soon and holla back atcha.
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Unread 11-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #66
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Its time to make the doughnuts! We are open today but I am going to breakfast first! Its only 6:30 here...
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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #67
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Sunday morning! I slept in but its time to get to work getting the weekends orders packed!
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Unread 12-04-2011, 05:29 PM   #68
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I like the idea of this (link below), it is cleaner than using 2 separate parts. I may need some for my drag link. I am just curious what you mean by "unresolved joint" causing stress. When used in a single shear situation, which is what these are for I assume, the joint you speak of would have no load or stress associated with it. It would be like stacking a few flat washers on top of each other. Same type of joint. Once the bolt/nut is torqued the proof load should be what it is for the rated bolt of that size and the only shear the bolt would see would be the shear plane at the steering knuckle. Is this correct? Not busting balls, just trying to understand as I was searching for "heim steering parts" and came across this thread and trying to figure out what I need. Thanks!

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No problem, the gap between a standard safety washer and the High misalignment can allow flex on the bolt retaining them. Eliminating that gap eliminates any possible issue and eliminates the requirement of having to buy the seperate piece.

Sometimes it is better to simply think it ends up costing less this way.
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No problem, the gap between a standard safety washer and the High misalignment can allow flex on the bolt retaining them. Eliminating that gap eliminates any possible issue and eliminates the requirement of having to buy the seperate piece.

Sometimes it is better to simply think it ends up costing less this way.
I still don't see how the bolt can flex if you have 2 flat surfaces in contact and the bolt/nut combo is torqued properly. There should be enough tension in the bolt to hold that joint together such that flex is not possible. But yeah I like the idea of a safety washer and misalign in combo. Cheaper and cleaner. Good idea. So here is my question, if I need a pair of these where the drag link bolts to the steering knuckle and do not need a misalign for the tie rod, do you offer a sleeve for the tie rod heim to knock it down from 3/4" ID to 5/8" ID so a single 5/8" bolt can be used through the heims of the tie rod and the drag link? I guess if I need a pair of these I will run 3/4" bolt on the DS and 5/8" on the PS as the tie rod surely wont need anything other than safety washers. I guess I could by a new 5/8" heim with 7/8" threads too. Thanks!
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In the steering kit we use a 3/4" x 5/8" heim for the Tie Rod so you do not need the misalignment. They are not on the website but we keep about 300 around for steering only. On it you would use a safety washer.
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In the steering kit we use a 3/4" x 5/8" heim for the Tie Rod so you do not need the misalignment. They are not on the website but we keep about 300 around for steering only. On it you would use a safety washer.

I'm an idiot. I actually have 2x 3/4" heims and 2x 5/8" heims. So I will run the 5/8"s on the tie rod and the 3/4" on the drag link so that when I run 4x of your little widgets here on the drag link I can run 1x 5/8" bolt through the PS drag link and tie rod heims, 1x 5/8" bolt at the pitman, and 1x 5/8" bolt on the DS tie rod/knuckle connection. 4x total safety washers on the tie rod. Do you sell just safety washers? Would be nice to order all this from one place. Gonna order at lunch. Any JF discount or any codes I should be aware of before my online order? Thanks!
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We have offered a discount for members for 6 years, use JPFORM as the code to get 10% off, thanks!
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We have offered a discount for members for 6 years, use JPFORM as the code to get 10% off, thanks!
Order placed last night. Now crossing fingers it gets from CA to PA by Sat.
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Order placed last night. Now crossing fingers it gets from CA to PA by Sat.
Should be Friday if it fits in a usps box...
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