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    Rose/Heim joint adjustment
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    Hey all, during the design of my new frame I started drawing up the front suspension. On the front a-arms, the heim joint will need to be removed form the upright, adjusted, and then bolted back in to the hub. Is there no way of slacking of a retaining bolt and then adjusting another insert so as to adjust the heim whilst still being bolted to the upright? I am sure I have seen something like this from Edge products?

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    I don't know the answer to that,BUT on the positive side, when you do get it adjusted correct you won't need to do it again.
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    True, how much does terrain effect the change of camber etc... let's say the first race is on dry sand and the next is on wet sludge. would you need more camber on the wet, or less?

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    I think Doug Heim makes something like you describe. He's a member here.
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    Thanks, will chat to him.
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    I know my buddy used to race quads, and had a 250r with jd fab a arms on it. The upper ball joint went into a boss in the a arm, with a jam nut on either side... Clear as mud?
    So you would loosen one jam nut and tighten the other and it would move the upper bj in or out for setting camber. Not real sure how it would work on anything heavier than a quad though, I don't know that I'd trust it on a buggy, because other than the jam nuts on either side of the boss, there's nothing to keep the heim from turning back and forth a little bit. I know that was a crap explanation. Hopefully you can picture what I'm speaking of though
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    Here is a link to some 250r uppers. You can see what I mean. I'm not a quad guy at all, so maybe more of them are like this too, I wouldn't know. http://www.burgardcycle.com/xc2/imag...%20a%20arm.gif
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    Thanks chaps. I think I will stick with the standard weld in bungs.
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