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Heim Joints vs 1 Ton TRE's for Steering

Heim Joints VS 1 Ton TRE's

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PROBLEM CHILD JKU

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Alright to begin, hey new member here đź‘‹ and I'm glad to be a part of the forum! I need some insight on picking a good steering setup. I have a 07 JKU and having trouble deciding whether to go with heim joints or 1 ton TRE's. I daily drive my Jeep and also use it off road as much as i can. Can y'all give me any pros and cons besides maintenance on either setup. Thanks!
 

BLACKJKU

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I think since you offroad the TRE's would be the best because you can keep grease in them. The grease helps push out water and dirt when you grease them.
 
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Chris

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I agree with the above for sure.

I believe these guys make one of the better steering setups for the JKs:

 
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cpwolf

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TRE. There are applications for both, but in your layout, a Heim joint will take a lot, lot more maintenance. TREs you grease like both of the above agreed, and that is the maintenance. Heim might provide a tiny bit more performance, but that would only be beneficial in you're competing hard core somehow, and had a crew tightening and cleaning the joint all the time. We have them on hunting buggies in West Texas, like Dune Buggy type things, and they get regular maintenance, I still wish we had TREs (everything out there has a nasty thorn, so anything rubber gets shredded in about 30 seconds, ha) but the boots get shredded.