What do u think is the easiest way to get the track rod ends out of the struts?Need to change mine over and they are proving to be a right COONT!I tried keeping the 13mm's in the strut tops in and battering the strut and tried taking them off but the same story both times.Does not seem to want to budge! Even considered moving the arm that goes to the rack.Any genius ideas or even some cowboy ideas.
Rope round strut round the back of the subframe connect to a car and drive off that is the last one ill attempt.Igubal clevis joints offer a solution for use with pneumatic cylinders, gas struts, cabinet building, guarding, handling technology, model making, valve controls and more.The use of plastic materials in bearing technology has increased over the last few years, partly because it is possible to save money and weight using polymers.
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The igubal clevis joints, manufactured from a highly resistant material offers a solution for use with pneumatic cylinders, gas struts, cabinet building, guarding, the agricultural and general mechanical engineering industries, handling technology, the automotive industry, model making, valve controls etc.The fast and simple assembly with the spring retention clip ensures a safe and reliable connection of the components, especially in inaccessible situations.
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For this reason and, especially at high permanent loads and high temperatures, the load capacity of clevis joints should be investigated in conjunction with the test results available from igus.In the igus laboratory, more than 2500 trials are carried out each year, most have a running time of at least 100 hours.Data obtained from several thousand documented standard tests are the basis for the calculations and advice which igus gives to their customers.Igus clevis joints can be used in what are usually considered to be difficult conditions without any problems.
In wet and humid environments the clevis joints are corrosion and weather resistant, and weak acids and alkalines present no problems.The temperature range is from -30C to +80C.igubal clevis joints can be used dry, and do not require additional lubrication.The material is fibre reinforced, and various filling materials optimise the mechanical characteristics.This results in a highly wear resistant and dimensional stable material with a very good coefficient of friction.Dimensions from 5mm to 20mm with standard and fine pitch threads are offered ex stock from igus.