Trippin what exactly are you getting for the money and where are you getting the parts/prices from?Trippin said:<font size="2">Prices are as follows:
1-Unit Dealer Price: $1,300 plus additional $250.00 core charge </font>
y2kboti said:Trippin what exactly are you getting for the money and where are you getting the parts/prices from?Trippin said:Prices are as follows:
1-Unit Dealer Price: $1,300 plus additional $250.00 core charge
Reason I ask is you can get a set of custom made chromoly tie-rods with heim joints on each end for $300-400. It doesn't get much stronger than that.
Could you please explain your reasoning? First off nothing is indestructible but heim joints are much stronger than the factory inner and outer joints. Both have their pros and cons. Heim joints would eliminate any play in the steering linkage with the exception of the pitman or idler arms. They are stronger and will not self destruct as you pointed out. Cons are they do require some maintenance(need to keep them clean, a shot of WD-40 every once in a while works) and are expensive. They would also require some fabrication to make them fit. If you are concerned about their durability why do rockcrawlers and monster trucks use them on most of the suspension and steering components?camp said:Heim joints on steering parts is very dangerous in my opinion. Heim joints will fail and come apart when they wear out. There is little warning that this is going to happen. TRE's tend to get sloppy when they wear out and not just come apart. I will do some checking on tie rods for you guys as I have a shop I use for rock crawling parts that was thinking about making some for the Dmax since the owner has one.
Thanks. The price on those is outrageous!!! It would be cheaper to fabricate an entirely new 'relay rod' that would accept heims on the inners than to pay a core charge for a modified factory relay rod. If anyone in interested contact Bulletproof Suspension, sorry I don't have their number off hand, they will build you a set of chromoly tie-rods with inner and outer heims for less that half of what PPE wants. You will have to drill out the outer mount on the steering knuckle and modify the inner mount but you won't be disappointed.Edited by: y2kbotiTrippin said:I followed the previous posted link.