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Guys, I'm looking for some ideas on a build and was wondering if its acceptable to use class-8 truck tie rods and tie rod ends in suspension links instead of heim joints? Seems like they'd be cheaper, dirt-resistant and grease able.

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Tommy
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Guys, I'm looking for some ideas on a build and was wondering if its acceptable to use class-8 truck tie rods and tie rod ends in suspension links instead of heim joints? Seems like they'd be cheaper, dirt-resistant and grease able.

Any thoughts?

Tommy
Salem, VA
Yes, I have built several light cars with solid axles and tie rod ends. They last a lot longer than heims, dirt stays out and don't rattle.:thumbup: Have also used Ford tractor tie rod/steering ends for heavy duty stuff.
 

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Precision as well as others make greasable heims and if you get the seals for heims, a graphite dry lube and the seals take care of the rapid wear problems.
 

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truck tie rod ends

I was thinking of using tie rod ends because a friend is giving me 12-15 brand-new complete tie rods for Volvo class 8 trucks. If I go four link front and rear I'll need 8 rods and 16 ends. Buying heim joints would get pricey quick. AND since my wife doesn't know about this yet, I need to keep the money-spending on the dl. :spank:

Tommy
 
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