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UPDATE, 5/29/10

Big changes here at Ruffstuff on our Heim Joints! We have been doing some research and testing for the last 10 months and have come up with something very interesting! What we have discovered should have been very well known but seems to have been overlooked by the industry.

Everyone knows the benefit of Heat Treating and of course all of our heims are HT, its only common sense. Most of you know about Cryogenic Treating of metals after HT also, something that shouldn't be overlooked as we subject things to greater and greater stresses.

What has been overlooked are the benefits of Cryogenic Treating to other materials. I am talking about Plastics, Nylons, & Teflons, the very materials our Heim Joint bearing liners are made from. The realignment at the molecular level of the material smoothes the surface and improves density allowing for a much longer bearing life. 10 Months is not 5 years and we don't have a machine to put something through 20 million cycles but we have recorded less than 1/2 the wear in the test group in favor of the Cryo treated. That would indicate 50-100% longer lifespan of the joints that have been cryogenically treated.

With our limited testing ability I am going to have to side with the scientists opinion. I won't cite research sources, you all have Google too so you can do the same search and see for yourself!



The benefits are many and we simply haven't found anything detrimental from the process. The Cryogenic process also makes the HT Rod End AND Ball harder from further marsenite conversion (Talk to the scientists). This process increases the ultimate radial static load 8-15% but we will not make any claims of further strength we cannot afford to prove but you can safely assume a 78,000lb RSL heim gains 3-5,000lbs in RSL.



This is the first product we have sold that hasn't been made by us, now they are made to our specs by one of the best manufactureres in the world. And by the end of next week all of our Heim Joints will be both Heat Treated & Cryogenically Treated!
 

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Thanks for keeping us so busy!

Here's what I did this weekend...

The Rock Zombies Bikini car wash!



It was hot in the sun but worth it ;) My eyes are sore from all the exercise!
 

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And Tuesday means the phones ring off the hook, if you have trouble getting through try after 4pm CA time...Thanks for all the business...
 

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Ill be calling this weekend Dan. I got to get my shackle flip.
 

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The Heims we sell are not sold by anyone else, we go direct to the factory and buy a ton (Many tons actually!) to be able to offer these prices ;)
 

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We have committed today to a very large increase to the quantity we are having made, it will keep prices low while material costs fluctuate. We increased the quantity made annualy by 35%, please help us sell that many ;)
 

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Did you buy all of that new inventory with all of the money I have sent you? Lol.

I'll be calling for diff covers here pretty soon, thanks for the great service, good prices and quality parts!

These heims are beef too....





I'm almost ready to put them to the test.
 
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