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Old March 26th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default What is worse for a rod end?

Heat - mounted close to a header

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Dirt - mounted down in the mud
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Old March 26th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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they are going to get dirty either way
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Old March 26th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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heat. if you keep them well greased dirt won't enter the joint as easily.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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heat. if you keep them well greased dirt won't enter the joint as easily.
And the heat can cause them to lose the grease.
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Just don't put it in yer bum.
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heat. if you keep them well greased dirt won't enter the joint as easily.
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And the heat can cause them to lose the grease.
stop using rod ends that need grease
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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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heat. if you keep them well greased dirt won't enter the joint as easily.
a quality rod end does not use grease
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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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a quality rod end does not use grease
then what lubricates them? this is news to me. when i think of rod end, it doesn't automatically point to heim joints. normal tie rod ends i'm used to are greasable.
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A tie rod is not a heim joint or a rod end. Rod ends are lubricated by the Teflon liner that is injected in during manufacturing, at least the better three piece ones.
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Link angle decided for me that its going to take some heat. Need to make a small heat shield, but about 4 inches away from header down pipe, but a good foot from the engine.

Yeah, heim joint / rod end, not a tie rod.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #11
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If you can find out what the heat rating on the Teflon liner is from the manufacturer and go from there. It may be higher than you think......or make a small heat shield
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