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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Arrow The Ruffstuff Heim Joint Revolution Continues!

I am copying this from another website so you do not think these are a brand new item or process for us. We have been making and selling what we believe to be the Strongest & longest lasting Heim Joints for quite some time now.

When I first posted this up a year and a half ago we were well past the testing phase and getting stock levels high. Today (8/9/11) we have over 8,000 in stock in all sizes with all the Bungs, Jam Nuts, & High Misalignment to go with them.

This was a huge undertaking for a company our size but assuring the supply and going direct to the factories was the only way to make the price fair. Rod End prices have always been stupidly high and we have eliminated the middle man to bring them down to earth!

UPDATE, 5/29/10

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 martensite 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. And by the end of next week all of our Heim Joints will be both Heat Treated & Cryogenically Treated!
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Old August 29th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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These are taking over the Rod End market, thanks for the orders!
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Old August 29th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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what would you use to lube these mine are squeaky as all hell in my steering.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #4
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I f I lube any Teflon item I get 1 3oz Triflow from a bicycle shop, lay them on their side and put 1 drop on them and let it seep in overnite. Squeeking is normal on heims but it can be stopped ;)
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:47 PM   #5
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If you check out our top 10 selling items you will find 7 are heim joints or related products...For good reason ;)
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Just back from a big day at the Ultra 4 Stampede in Reno, I can tell you it was a violent course and less than half finished!
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Staying very busy here, these are driving us in a big way!
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Last week we had another 13,000lbs arrive, one more batch coming before Festivus!
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Time to do it right!
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Keep the orders coming, every size is in stock!
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We are almost out of the RH 1.25" but we have 1400 arriving on the 3rd or 4th ;)
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Another busy month almost in the bag! Tommorrow afternoon we are leaving for KOH, about half of us are going. Some of the guys that had to stay behind last year get to go this year.

In the shop it will be business as usual with Ramsey running the show, he is our sales manager and has been with us for nearly 5 years so he knows whats going on. They also get to work 12 hour days but they get to sleep in their own beds every night!
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It is always time to move up in the suspension arena!
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All sizes are in stock!
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Another busy week almost gone, we are moving the shipping area today so no rest here!
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7/8 rod ends in stock?
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Both 7/8"x7/8" & 7/8"x3/4"....
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Time to get planning a 3 or 4 link ;)
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Its always time to link it up!
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