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post #1 of 5 Old 01-24-2017, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Offset heims Barnes 4x4

Hey everyone, I'm about to replace my f'd up stock tie rod and came across a pretty slick item. It's an offset Heim joint for tie rods and DL made by Barnes 4x4. Sorry if I am behind in this talk, but this is new news to me. Anybody got issues with this item or possibly skeptical. What would the benefits be besides being stronger than a standard 1 ton TRE? You can run it underknuckle and once a DL flip and TB relocate is done, it's a simple unbolt and put on top.

Offest Heat Treated Chromoly 7/8- 14 X 3/4" Heim Joint

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You won't need to tap the knuckle but yes Barnes is a forum sponsor and regularly advertise their offset heims here. I'll be replacing my 1 ton ends with them here directly.


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Pardon my ignorance, I have seen these before and wondered how they mounted to the knuckles as there is no "stud" like there is on a conventional tie rod end. Is there a stud available with a tapered end on it?

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This was covered in another thread. First off, heims don't wear well when used as a daily driver, unless you spend real money on something such as EMF ($100+ an end). Second issue is that you will have to drill your knuckles out for a 3/4" bolt, which is pretty permanent, but not the end of the world. Last issue is that the cast arms on the knuckles are not very thick. The grade 8 bolt you will likely use will begin to wallow out the hole and you will have some real steering issues at that point and likely need new knuckles.

You're not going to break a 1 ton TRE. The tapered end is designed to maintain are very tight connection without causing any wear. You can use our 1 ton tie rod or one of many others out there that all use the GM offset ends.

We can resell the Barns parts and would certainly recommend their heims to people as they are pretty nice for the price. However, you won't see us using them on a JK tie rod.


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I am not too sure about how well these particular ones would last, but seeing as how they are made for the tie rod on daily driver vehicles I would expect Barnes to give a quality product, though I have been mistaken a time or two. I do agree that the bolt could possibly wallow out the knuckle due to the angle of leverage that would be applied over time.
One question I do have for you, is your 1 ton TRE an actual 1 ton with 1" shanks, or is it the standard GM TRE that everyone else carries with a 7/8 shank?
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