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The Right Heim Joint

9/13/2016
Tags: Tech
Rod End Types

Speedway’s vast selection of heim joints offer a large range of shank and hole configurations, as well as a wide variety of strength and weight options depending on what is required for your application. Whether it's for general pupose or heavy duty race and offroad applications, you can compare options from these five main designs.

  • Static load rated at 10,000lbs
  • Designed for medium duty applications
  • Lightweight, heat treated aluminum body
  • Designed for motorsports where weight is critical
  • 3-piece construction (body, liner, ball)
  • Shop Aluminum Rod Ends
  • Static load rated at 25,000lbs
  • Designed for heavy duty applications
  • Black oxide coated chromoly steel body
  • Used with steering and suspension components
  • 2-piece construction (body, ball)
  • Shop Pro-1 Rod Ends
  • Static load rated at 28,000lbs
  • Designed for extreme duty applications
  • Heat treated 4130 chromoly steel body
  • Used with high performance steering and suspension compenents
  • 3-piece construction (body, liner, ball)
  • Shop Chromoly Rod Ends

A variety of other types of heim joints are available from Speedway Motors as well, including steering shaft heim joints designed for supporting 3/4" diameter steering shaft, chrome-plated chromoly heim joints for the suspension on your show car, 11/16" tie rod heims that can be used in place of a 11/16"-18 NF tie rod end, and a vareity of male or female rod ends with a stud, which are ideal for making carburetor, brake or shift linkages.

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