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post #1711 of 4889 Old 07-18-2013, 10:36 PM
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post #1712 of 4889 Old 07-18-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Aha ! I dont know why but I thought you were cutting the tub . When are you starting the chop fest ?
Chop fest is going to be soon.... I know once I get the frame section it's going to be to hard to resist, then I just gotta pout and whine a little bit so I can order the tank. I figure I can get decent money for my savvy skid, even though it's taken a beating so that'll help with the tank purchase.

Switching over to all Duroflex bushings is going to be another big expense, but one that I think will be well worth it. I'm also hoping to be able to save my current frame side link brackets, if I have to destroy them to remove them from the frame that's another considerable expense..... lol. Removing the link brackets is really the only part I dread.


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Sounds like a fun winter time project! Wow, DF joints? I had you pinned as a hard core JJ fan! Oh wait, I forgot you is "special" ! LOL!

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post #1714 of 4889 Old 07-18-2013, 11:23 PM
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Duroflex bushings? I thought you already had JJ's all around? Another one bites the dust .
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Sounds like a fun winter time project! Wow, DF joints? I had you pinned as a hard core JJ fan! Oh wait, I forgot you is "special" ! LOL!
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Duroflex bushings? I thought you already had JJ's all around? Another one bites the dust .
Nope, I run clevite on one end and R/C X flex joints on the other end. I get plenty of flex, the joints are solid and my Jeep rides very well on the street. I've just grown to dislike typical cartridge type joints, They seem to collect a lot of dirt, won't take grease, are messy and somewhat difficult to disassemble and clean and running one in conjunction with a clevite allows the single joint to easily max out it's flex and the barrel smacks the link bracket with a resulting clank. After putting a lot of thought into the duroflex....... they just make sense to me. I think they'll be a lot cleaner and silent.


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Nope, I run clevite on one end and R/C X flex joints on the other end. I get plenty of flex, the joints are solid and my Jeep rides very well on the street. I've just grown to dislike typical cartridge type joints, They seem to collect a lot of dirt, won't take grease, are messy and somewhat difficult to disassemble and clean and running one in conjunction with a clevite allows the single joint to easily max out it's flex and the barrel smacks the link bracket with a resulting clank. After putting a lot of thought into the duroflex....... they just make sense to me. I think they'll be a lot cleaner and silent.
I just don't buy into the hype of the DF joint . I'll leave it at that though.
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I just don't buy into the hype of the DF joint . I'll leave it at that though.
Same here JJ's from Currie have done me right
for the last 6 years

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I just don't buy into the hype of the DF joint . I'll leave it at that though.

To me. All the duroflex joint is, is hype. And crap. But Your rig, do as you please

I agree with art. JJ are more than proven. I run them everywhere. AND! There cheaper!

Really seems like a no brainer to me


JJ=proven+cheaper!

DF=expensive+who the **** knows!

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I agree with all of the above.. I don't believe in the duroflex joints at all. My friends johnnies have lasted 8 years under his daily driven tj without any slop in any of the joints. I can't see a duroflex joint doing that but i could be wrong.

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Not stretchin the tub my friend. I'm cutting off 6" in the back of the frame and adding 6" in the front, then reworking the rear crossmember and frame as necessary to mount the GenRight tank and my rear bumper. It should be very stock appearing when all is said and done..... just with a killer departure angle, and 100" wheelbase.
So in essence you are pushing the rear of the tank back 6". How is that helping you departure angle? It will be past the rear of the tub. Unless you end up getting the 9 gal tank, I don't see how the plan is going I work.

I might be interested in your old skid.

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I am also curious how the gas tank situation will be addressed? The genright tanks and your bumper attach to the rear of the frame so will you be shortening the rear to keep everything from coming out the back of the tub?

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So in essence you are pushing the rear of the tank back 6". How is that helping you departure angle? It will be past the rear of the tub. Unless you end up getting the 9 gal tank, I don't see how the plan is going I work.

I might be interested in your old skid.
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I am also curious how the gas tank situation will be addressed? The genright tanks and your bumper attach to the rear of the frame so will you be shortening the rear to keep everything from coming out the back of the tub?
I'm getting the 10 gal. Gen Right tank. And yes I'll be cutting off just as much of the rear of the frame as I'm adding to the front of the frame. Once I start it'll become more clear, But the tank will be mounted in the exact same position. Nothing hanging out the back, that would be terrible. It sounds a little strange now, but trust me guys.... i got this!


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I just don't buy into the hype of the DF joint . I'll leave it at that though.
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Same here JJ's from Currie have done me right
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To me. All the duroflex joint is, is hype. And crap. But Your rig, do as you please

I agree with art. JJ are more than proven. I run them everywhere. AND! There cheaper!

Really seems like a no brainer to me


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DF=expensive+who the **** knows!

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I agree with all of the above.. I don't believe in the duroflex joints at all. My friends johnnies have lasted 8 years under his daily driven tj without any slop in any of the joints. I can't see a duroflex joint doing that but i could be wrong.
I respect all your opinions guys, and yes I know the JJ is a proven joint. I just like the design of the Duroflex joint. I think MetalCloak is a good company and although it could turn out to be an $800 mistake, "!" am willing to take that chance.


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LOL @ all of the Duroflex hate. Pretty sure none of you have ever even used them......go find someone that has used them that's swapped them out for something else.

I'll gladly eat crow if I turn out wrong. But give it 5 years or so and all of you claiming that they're just hype, not durable, etc will be wrong.

JJ's treated me well for a long time and many, many miles.....8 years without wear is SOP for a JJ and shouldn't impress anyone (there's more to this comparison than wear). I wouldn't have swapped them out if I didn't think the replacement would do the same. And I wouldn't be sticking with them if I didn't think they weren't better in some way. Good choice, Nate.

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So far I'm really happy with the MC duroflex joints. Just swapped out the stock arms so no experience with JJ's but the ride is much better since the swap and extremely quiet.

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