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I found a set of long travel Gibson a-arms with remote shocks for pretty cheap. I know the shocks are a pretty decent set but wondered about the a-arms. Are they pretty durable? How much are they worth?
 

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I have heim joints on my current setup. Would they be worth upgrading to from my 700se shocks and +3 Janseen (or lonestar?) a-arms?
 

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So I ended up getting the Gibson setup. It is the same width is what I was running but the LT elkas and the long travel made it worth buying IMO.

Anyone know where I can get new heim joint inserts if I need them?
 

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Yeah I found those but the only way to get the heims is in the full rebuild kits. They aren't that sloppy I was just wondering. I guess if I wanted to I bet they would sell them if I just called them.
 

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The heim joints that are in mine look more like a puck that is held in with a snap ring. Not the tie rod end style.
 

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Gibson calls those spherical bearings and though it's more like a heim in design than a ball joint they should not to be confused with "cheap" a-arms which use "heim joint" upper and lowers as the sleeves for the Gibson bearings/joints are part of the arm itself.

The benefits are that they are stronger and allow for a greater range of movement. The downside is that they are more susceptible to the elements.
 
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