[s-cars] HSRSB, constructive critisism

Theodore Chen tedebearp at yahoo.com
Mon May 3 20:45:00 EDT 2004

--- Lee Levitt <lee at wheelman.com> wrote:
> > 
> > No doubt that the provided links are a pain.  But hey, 
> > they're a high wear item anyway, and when the time comes, 
> > they can be replaced with a better unit.  
> This scares me. I have no idea how I'll find "better" replacement units. Is
> this an off the shelf item? Or will I have to deinstall the bar and
> reinstall the factory bar once the high wear items wear.

"high wear" meaning that they'll probably wear faster than OEM.
don't sweat it.  heim joints are a common maintenance item.  you can
buy them from a lot of places, such as coleman and racer parts wholesale.

i don't know what comes in the kit, but "better" probably means
teflon-lined high alloy units.  they'll last longer.  they're not
that expensive, either.

i have a mustang that has teflon-lined heim joints for steering tie rod 
ends.  it's had them for a bunch of years and has been driven in rain
quite a bit.  i wouldn't worry about having to replace the heim joints often,
but that depends on where you live and the kind of weather conditions the
car sees.

you can buy little booties that cover the heim joints to keep dirt out.
teflon-lined heim joints generally last longer, as they don't need to
be greased, and it's the grease that attracts dirt.


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