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post #1 of 22 Old 03-02-2011, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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What joints are you using for your homemade long arms?

for those of you that have built your own longarms similiar to T&T, RCX, and claytons, what rubber bushings/sleeve are JJ did you go with? Ive looked at Johnny joints, Rustys flex ends, and balistics forged joints. Which joints do most of you run, what size, and where did you get them?

Also Im planning on using 2" DOM with 0.25" wall for the lowers, but what size should I use on the uppers?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks

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post #2 of 22 Old 03-02-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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how would these work for the lower arm to axle link?

http://qualityairride.com/4-link-par...w-zerk-fitting
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Trail Gear Creeper Joints and Rusty's bushing rings with OEM rubber bushings on the other end.
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Thanks, I hadnt looked at trail gear yet, they seem to have great prices. Should I use a creeper joint or factory style bushing in the upper arm where it attaches to lower arm?
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Creeper Joint.

Check with Jim at Foothill Motorsports. I got mine from him and it was an excellent price.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=681143
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Thanks for the info, I just sent him a PM on Pirate. Are these the correct bushing rings at Rustys?
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ry_Code=BP-CNC
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What do you guys think of the joints that ruffstuff specialties makes? I was set on those til I checked out the creeper joints. I really want a grease fitting and didn't see that the ruff stuff were available with them.
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from what Ive seen the creeper joints seem to have the best price.
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post #9 of 22 Old 03-08-2011, 06:53 PM
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ruff stuff cryo heims
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Thanks for the info, I just sent him a PM on Pirate. Are these the correct bushing rings at Rustys?
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ry_Code=BP-CNC

Yes, that's them. A stock OEM lower control arm bushing fits in that ring.
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My buddy built some for his WJ:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post10653946

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ruff stuff cryo heims
Not the best choice for a rig that's gonna see much street time. Heims transmit alot more vibration that a flex joint/bushing combo. They usually don't last as long either.
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post #13 of 22 Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
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Another Vote for the Ruffstuff heims. And they last plenty long!! Serious???

Blah blah blah blah.

my Jeepspeed build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/dez-racer-xj-build-367176/
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heims have not proven to be a a hars jount and last real long not a problem with them ever
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heims have not proven to be a a hars jount and last real long not a problem with them ever
Ummmm.... what?

That's what she said.
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