I was thinking of doing the same thing, but with additional threaded rod, threaded pipe, and the original heim joints, I was thinking it might be too much. But like you said, it's only a few dollars.funkuncut said:M10 coarse pich - I think it's 1.5. I'm just about to extend mine with a couple of connectors and short lengths of threaded rod. Cost is about $4 so no great loss if I don't like it! I'm waiting to get a spare hoop back from powder coating then I'll try it out & post pics.