porksboy
porksboy HalfDork
11/2/08 6:01 p.m.

Does any one have a grassroots option for Heim joints/ rod ends? I need something with left and right 1/4"x 28" female threaded ends. Everything I am finding is about $30.00 each. I am making throtle linkage and shift linkage and dont want forked end fittings.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
11/2/08 6:09 p.m.

http://www.racingrodends.com/

Good selection, good pricing. It's not Aurora stuff but it ain't bad.

Woody
Woody Dork
11/2/08 6:21 p.m.

I've gotten them from McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/

Grainger may have them, too.

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
11/3/08 9:34 a.m.

Either Racerpartswholesale.com or racerwholesale.com. One has economy rod ends. I think they both are GRM advertisers.

16vCorey
16vCorey Dork
11/3/08 12:20 p.m.

Check out go cart shops for the joints, then go to Home Depot/Lowes and buy 1/4" rod and cut and thread it yourself. I made my own shifter linkage like that.

Josh
Josh Reader
11/3/08 12:30 p.m.

I used rod ends from Grainger to make swaybar endlinks for my Miata and they have been doing just fine under there for a couple seasons now. They were $5-6 each, but I used 3/8", so 1/4" may be cheaper. Making my own endlinks for under $30 a pair sure beat paying $80+ for the kits on the Miata aftermarket.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf Reader
11/3/08 5:40 p.m.

$2.95 for 1/4 rod ends from http://www.cmwraceparts.com/Chassis/Chassis16.html#Rod%20Ends

blaze86vic
blaze86vic New Reader
11/3/08 5:51 p.m.

I use these two for all my heim joint supplies, mostly the first Rod End Supply. They have great prices on most everything, and are very nice to work with.

http://www.rodendsupply.com/ http://www.speedwaymotors.com/

porksboy
porksboy HalfDork
11/3/08 8:44 p.m.

Thanks guys, I knew someone here would have some answers.

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