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Old 01-31-2006, 02:50 PM
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Heim End/ ball joint

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I am building a street/strip car and I was thinking of using custom spindles which I already have
The thing I was wondering is, if anyone is aware of a Heim end type that can be used for a ball joint. A regular Heim end sideways, I think would come apart and is not designed for this load
I need to find something that can thread into the spindle. , so I can bolt something down to it
take care
Tom
drag cars have something like this on strut front ends, but I don't know if it would be strong enough for a street car

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There are several heim ends available to work. I have 2 Superformance Cobras ( A Coupe and a Roadster) and they both use heim joints for the balljoint application as do many of the Kit Car companies.
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Using a "Heim" (should be called a spherical rod end) as a ball joint is a bad idea. It will put the threads of the shank in bending...which is the worst way to load threads.

Use a spherical bearing (aka uniball or monoball) with a cup. A quick google search will turn up many suppliers.
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spherical bearing

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I had tried to contact a couple of manufacturers of spherical bearings for this , but I have not heard back
I will try to see if I can find out anymore on this. I said heim end, but I should of said spherical bearing in my first post
A rod end would not work for me
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I have only used Aurora but I have heard that FK is a good brand too. Aurora has some very good info in their catalog (on their website).
www.aurorabearing.com

I used the AWC-TG series staked into the ends of the A-arms. As you most likely won't be staking them you can leave off the G on the end.

You could also look at the *IB-T series...

Whoever you get them from you want the wide series (if it will have an axial load) and for sure the PTFE (Teflon) lining.
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To give you an idea on prices...

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...cat=106&page=1
http://www.mckenzies.com/catalog/sho...0047&cid=&id=0
http://www.mckenzies.com/catalog/sho...7351&cid=&id=0
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spherical ends

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Thank you very much Triaged for that information. I appreciate it very much
take care
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