What does a heim joint do?
Heim joints or spherical bearings attach to your spindle with a bolt through the center. They trade strength for an increased range of motion that's useful in very specific circumstances when a ball joint could limit your suspension travel. via
Are Heim joints better?
Teflon-lined alloy Heim joints are much better for steering than budget steel Heim joints intended for tractors because of their tighter tolerances, which seals out contamination. via
What's a Johnny Joint?
The Johnny Joint is a ball-and-socket joint, but instead of steel, the ball is encased in a urethane socket. The Johnny Joint is a Currie Enterprises innovation and is named after John Currie. via
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Do you need alignment after replacing tie rod ends?
Yes, tie rods control steering angles. In fact, the tread or clamp connecting inner and outer tie rods is used to adjust steering angles. This means that after the replacement of any of the tie rod ends, the vehicle will need the wheel alignment to bring the steering and suspension angles back to within specifications. via