• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.

    MH

Heim Joint style A-Arms

Jeff95

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Is anyone having issues with Heim Joint Style Lower a-arms locking up and making it hard to turn?
I got two rides on each set of lower heim joint a-arms before making it hard to turn. I took them off and put them in a vise and they where very hard to rotate ball in joint.
The heims have the teflon/nylon bushing between ball and outter part of joint.
They are not bent and I can rotate locking nut all the way thru treads!

Jeff
 

Sheetmetalfab

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Is anyone having issues with Heim Joint Style Lower a-arms locking up and making it hard to turn?
I got two rides on each set of lower heim joint a-arms before making it hard to turn. I took them off and put them in a vise and they where very hard to rotate ball in joint.
The heims have the teflon/nylon bushing between ball and outter part of joint.
They are not bent and I can rotate locking nut all the way thru treads!

Jeff

Very common. I’m still trying to find a source for oil lite bushing style 5/8” rod ends.

While riding it seems the joints build heat and ice up at times making it even worse.

The arms I have came with bushings to reduce from 1/2” diameter through holes and all I can seem to find are oil lite rod ends with 5/8” through holes.

I did change the upper ball joints to oem polaris joints from the IQ chassis. (They have SAE threads to match the arms)

This helps a little.
 
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