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Unread 03-02-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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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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Unread 03-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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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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Unread 03-02-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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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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Unread 03-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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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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Unread 03-02-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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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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Unread 03-02-2011, 05:04 PM   #6
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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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Unread 03-02-2011, 08:36 PM   #8
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from what Ive seen the creeper joints seem to have the best price.
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ruff stuff cryo heims
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Unread 03-09-2011, 09:33 AM   #10
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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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Unread 03-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #11
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My buddy built some for his WJ:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post10653946
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Unread 03-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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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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Another Vote for the Ruffstuff heims. And they last plenty long!! Serious???
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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?
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