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Heim Joint Steering Systems, 1966-77 Bronco
Heim Joint Steering Systems, 1966-77 Early Classic Ford Bronco Drag Link Tie Rod Stone crusher

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Our Price: $359.95

Product Code: 5640

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Heim Steer Add Ons:
Drill Kit 5640-DK [Add $19.95]
Measure Kit - 5640M [Add $14.95]

48" Knuckle to Knuckle
51" Knuckle to Knuckle [Add $20.00]
Custom Lengths [Add $40.00]
Add HD Track Bar End? (#5411)

Add Riser Bracket?

Replace your weak or rock-rashed stock steering with one of our tough new heim joint steering systems. We use 1.25 DOM tubing with an 0.2815 wall thickness. We thread the tube (no weld-in insert) for maximum strength and clearance. We attach the drag link to the tie rod via a welded on "saddle". This maintains factory geometry and allows for maximum articulation. It also eliminates the use of long spacers and greatly reduces applied torque on the passenger side steering knuckle. We include machined misalignment spacers and high quality, Teflon-lined, 3/4 rod ends with GR8 bolts to prevent binding and allow full articulation of the joint. Our system does require drilling out your stock knuckles and pitman arm to 3/4 (If you have James Duff steering knuckles, they are already machined to 3/4). This can be accomplished with a common hand drill and a 3/4" drill bit. The system can be installed under or over the knuckle. We include a complete hardware kit with all metal unitorque nuts and cotter pins to secure everything in place. Comes black powder coated with detailed instructions.

We keep two basic setups in stock. Setup A: For use with the 48 (knuckle to knuckle), 66-75 Early Bronco drum knuckles, or disc conversions using Duff, Chevy, or the '79 F150/Bronco knuckle. Setup B: Measures 51 (knuckle to knuckle) and works with stock 76-77 Ford disc knuckles. The tie rod length is measurement "A". To get you the correct system, we need two additional measurements from your vehicle. First, be sure that your front tires have 1/4" of toe-in. With the vehicle fully laden, sitting at ride height, and on level ground, pull a string from the driver side steering knuckle to the passenger side steering knuckle and tie it taught. Pull a second string from the underside of the pitman arm, PARALLEL WITH THE TRAC BAR, towards the passenger side steering knuckle. Be sure to keep the string parallel with your trac bar! Make a mark on and note the location on both strings at the point where the upper and lower strings are 1 1/2" apart. Measure from the passenger side steering knuckle back to the mark you just made on the lower string. This is the location of your saddle and measurement "B". Next, measure from the center of the pitman arm along the upper string to the point where you made your mark on your upper string. This is the length of your drag link and measurement "C". (Pre-built units are based upon steering boxes and all other components in the stock location.) Call for information and pricing on custom setups.

(For street-driven vehicles, check your local regulations before ordering. Some states will not pass inspection with heim joints in the steering system.) Please note that these systems are not compatible with a shock mounted to the front of the C-Cap. Shocks must be behind the coil. Steering stabilizer setups will need modification to be reinstalled. Please note that a $15.00 added handling fee to packages over 48" will be added to the calculated total.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Heim joint steering system December 23, 2019
Reviewer: Todd Schumacher from Springfield, IL United States  
When combined with the complete power steering system and an adjustable track bar, this system handles like a new truck. Even with 35 inch tires, I have zero bump steer and have never experienced any death wobble all the way up to 70 mph. I would highly recommend this system.

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5 of 5 great looking September 26, 2019
Reviewer: Oliver Kellogg from Kingman, AZ United States  
Amazing quality! Clean fresh look and added strength

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Solid steering August 8, 2019
Reviewer: Jonathan Melton from Franklin, TN United States  
I replaced my stock tie rod and drag link with this to have a stronger steering system off road and this is SOLID! I was shocked at how strong these parts feel but it still fits perfectly.

The hardest part about installing this was drilling the knuckles to make the hole bigger. Other then that it was a breeze!

I went "tie rod over" to get the tie rod up higher and also went with a trac bar riser bracket. Surprisingly, my Bronco steers straighter on the road at highway speeds!

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5 of 5 Great parts great customer service May 24, 2019
Reviewer: Troy White from Bainbridge, PA United States  
I recommend buying anything you would want or need for your bronco or truck very intelligent people and amazing service loved the expirenece

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5 of 5 Heim joint steering December 6, 2018
Reviewer: Jonathan Lubash from Centerville, MA United States  
Great part and awesome quality!!! Bolted right up!! Thank you

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