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Author Topic:   Heims Instead of outer Tie Rods
Matt22
Member
posted March 31, 2004 11:01 AM
WE use a bolt with a spacer cut to the right length. Never tried the adapter.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted March 31, 2004 11:59 AM
Have heard the adapter from speedway bends easy. I have always used a bolt with a spacer cut to right length.


Chad
Member
posted March 31, 2004 12:03 PM
I tried the adapter and like the others mentioned, it bent. This creates a problem when you're at the track, because you need to find a 5/8" drill bit and bolt with a spacer. Make your lifer easier and start out with a bolt and the correct length spacer to correct your bump steer.


Mod 78
Member
posted March 31, 2004 12:05 PM
we are gonna try this with the heims for the first time this year, could anyone here let me know what the average length of the spacer you are using is???....thanks much


dirtracr
Member
posted March 31, 2004 06:54 PM
1 1/2- 2" depending on ride heigths.


bkap
Member
posted April 01, 2004 01:35 PM
I've been running the heims and Grade 8 bolts for a few years and can tell you from experience that you CAN bend a Grade 8 bolt. I'd imagine it's a lot easier to find another Grade 8 bolt than to find another adaptor.


racer50
Member
posted April 01, 2004 07:47 PM
I was going to mention the same thing a friend of mine runs stock and I run swage tubes he has broken 3 boxes an 2 years. I have bent 4 tubes in 2 years, still running the same box. Tubes are much cheaper.


dirtracr
Member
posted April 05, 2004 08:00 AM
IF it is in the rules that it is allowed then I dont know why they would say you cant do it. We havent had to drill the holes out at least with pinto spindles.


udecide66
Member
posted April 05, 2004 09:24 PM
None of the pinto spindles I have ever had have a 5/8 tie rod hole to let a 5/8 bolt thru without drilling them out.


dirtbuster
Member
posted April 06, 2004 07:53 AM
Well maybe the ones we have bought were already drilled but i could swear they still have a taper to them. Maybe somebody reamed them out with a taper reamer, i dont know.


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