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Old September 18th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Arrow Not a new Idea, just one whose time has come!

Like I said in the title, these are not a new idea because this method has been in use for 20+ years by the desert guys.



Thats right! The Heims are placed so the bolt is vertical and the Heim is in a horizontal orientation.



What this does is transfer the load to the strongest part of the joint. Vertically mounted joints take lateral loads through the bearing races and that just helps them wear out sooner. Think about it, your shocks and limit straps absorb the up and down motion, the races are forced to absorb the lateral motion and act as limit straps.



Setting up all of your joints this way is not a practical solution due to the vulnerability of the bolt but it makes perfect sense for the uppers.

Another benefit of using these is that you can increase triangulation by not having to deal with space needed for the bolt in between the joints and you can place them very close together. We leave 1/2" between them.



We are making them for any flat mounting surface and also in the shape of our housings, they could be easily modified to fit any other surface.

We have a couple of tweaks to do to them still but we should have them ready for sale within a couple of weeks, I am not yet sure what they will cost but they are not too complicated so the price will be fair ;)
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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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I dont see any reason why that wouldnt work as long as the misalignment of the heim would let it droop far enough
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I dont see any reason why that wouldnt work as long as the misalignment of the heim would let it droop far enough
It will! I'll have some more pics this afternoon too.

Another real benefit is that you can add triangulation by placing the Heims closer together because you do not have to worry about the bolts hitting each other...;)
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I dont see any reason why that wouldnt work as long as the misalignment of the heim would let it droop far enough
When taking a second look at it, if your pinion and links are correctly setup you would only need ~ 10 degrees because the links would follow the pinion in rotation...
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When taking a second look at it, if your pinion and links are correctly setup you would only need ~ 10 degrees because the links would follow the pinion in rotation...
That makes sense...
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