RWD, Inc. d/b/a Rod End Supply sells only the finest quality rod ends and other components available in each style and category. Even when dimensionally similar, not all components are suitable for certain applications. DO NOT INSTALL COMPONENTS IN APPLICATIONS WHICH WILL SUBJECT THEM TO DYNAMIC LOADS WHICH EXCEED THEIR SPECIFICATIONS. INSTALLING COMPONENTS WHERE THEY MAY BE SUBJECTED TO DYNAMIC LOADS WHICH EXCEED THEIR SPECIFICATIONS MAY LEAD TO ACCIDENTS RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. IF YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO MAKE A DETERMINATION REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF A COMPONENT, SEEK THE ADVICE OF A COMPETENT ENGINEER. If you cannot be certain that the component sold by RWD, Inc. d/b/a Rod End Supply, is suitable for your intended application, you may return it in new condition, and in the original packaging, for a complete refund. Because the end user makes the sole determination of suitability for its application, RWD, Inc. d/b/a Rod End Supply, makes no recommendation or warranty, express or implied, as to merchantability, suitability for any purpose or longevity or safety. All specifications are listed in our catalog to assist the end user with making this determination. BE CAUSE THE RACING ENVIRONMENT OFTEN EXPOSES VEHICLES TO STRESSES WHICH ARE NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHICH CAN EXCEED THE ABILITY OF ANY COMPONENT TO SURVIVE, THE END USER ASSUMES ALL RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, INJURY OR DEATH WHICH MIGHT RESULT EVEN IF COMPONENTS ARE INSTALLED IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL SPECIFICATIONS.
Rod End Service – Suspension Applications
Rod ends installed within their specifications must be inspected regularly for wear. Remove rod end regularly, clean thoroughly and inspect for looseness of the ball in the body, and for any sign of cracking or galling. IF ANY LINEAR MOTION IS DETECTED BETWEEN THE BALL AND BODY , REPLACE ROD END IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT OPERATE VEHICLE UNTIL ALL WORN ROD ENDS ARE REPLACED.
Be sure to follow lubrication directions specific to the type of rod end in use. IMMEDIATELY INSPECT ALL ROD ENDS ANY TIME THE VEHICLE IS SUBJECTED TO CONTACT WITH BARRIERS OR OTHER VEHICLES AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE VEHICLE SUFFERS ANY SUSPENSION DAMAGE.
When using rod ends in throttle or brake linkage applications; Regularly inspect all linkage to insure all hardware, including jam nuts are tight.
If nylon insert type lock nuts are used, do not reuse, install a new nut every time system is disassembled. Inspect linkage through its full range
of motion to insure there is no binding, sticking or flexing of the components and to be sure that the linkage does not interfere with any other
part of the vehicle. BE CERTAIN THAT THROTTLE LINKAGE RETURNS TO IDLE WHEN RELEASED.
At Rod End Supply we have the unique opportunity to be involved with all sorts of auto racing and performance related industries including farming equipment. Whether your running a go-cart, micro, mini-sprint, midget, modified, late model, sprint or a tractor, Rod End Supply has the assortment of rod ends, radius rods and specialty products that will help you lead the field in performing at your maximum potential. Since 1989, Rod End Supply has provided superior products priced competitively, with prompt and courteous service. Our promise is to continue to provide superior service with superior product that will keep you in the front of your field.
Remember…We don’t just sell em, We race em!
Robert (Bob) Douglas