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    Quote Originally Posted by JagerDanger View Post
    Is there a great alternative for heim joints to accomplish the same articulation and similar strength?
    Not really.

    Even though I prefer Auroras, I buy FKs as that is what most misalignment's are made to fit. Takes a lot of the guess work out of it.
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    I am looking to do a similar project - what size of heim joint is recommended, and who is a good supplier?
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    I'm going to be looking at half inch heim joints for mine. Think I'll run 2 on each J-arm and trailing arm for mine, spaced about an inch apart. Then run a grade 5 bolt through them. Since I'm looking at running either a Honda Rebel 234cc (Rebel 250 engine), Lifan 200cc, I should be fine strength wise. I may go with double a-arms all around in a revision build, but I want to see what I can do with this setup first.

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    if your working on a side by side (SXS) what size would you use? I know it's a loaded question so maybe I'll rephrase it; How big is too big and how small would be too small?
    And as a followup question, what manufacturer/brand/type will give me the best articulation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67StingrayJ View Post
    And as a followup question, what manufacturer/brand/type will give me the best articulation?
    Hiems or Johny joints? Most JJ's articlulate about the same which is pretty poor. They get about 40* total movement.

    Pro-am has about the most angular movement for high misalignment spacers in hiems. Depending on the size, they can go up to 37* each direction.
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    If it is Heim joints he's asking about, what is the ideal size?

    For myself I picked up a 4 pack (will be getting several more) of chromoly heim joints from Amazon they are 1/2" with 1/2x20 thread. $30 for them. Granted I'm not doing a SXS just a single seater, but I felt like those are more than adequate for the front suspension and rear trailing arms.

    For side by side, I'd think maybe 5/8" minimum.
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    sounds like solid reasoning to me. Any recommendations as far as manufacturer? How about part numbers? I would ask for a link but some poor sap 5 years from now is going to be asking the same thing and all he'll have is broken link. Your welcome future user!
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    So the ones I have are American Star 4130 Chromoly 1/2" XMR8 heim joints.

    The 5/8" heim joints are American Star XML8-10.

    http://www.amstarmanufacturing.com/RodEnds.html
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