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Unread 07-28-2010, 12:11 AM   #31
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Post 715 pretty much sums up what you can achieve with Currie Arms and their lift parts.
Much of post 715 can be directly attributed to the shocks. Who makes the shocks used in Currie kits?

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Unread 07-28-2010, 07:20 AM   #32
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IMO JKS arms are a good choice for a Daily driver that's lazy and doesn't feel the necessity of maintaing bushings with a grease gun...
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Unread 07-28-2010, 07:54 AM   #33
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Much of post 715 can be directly attributed to the shocks. Who makes the shocks used in Currie kits?
Much yes, but if you believed the internet BS about clevite bushings, there's no way to make it ride that good with just a shock swap. The fact that I've had 10 different folks drive that rig and all make the same comment that it's the best riding Jeep they ever driven or ridden in, pretty much tosses that myth right in the trash.

If those shocks were the panacea that you're making them out to be, I should be able to put them on any rig regardless of arm and have it ride the same.

I do agree very much that no one aspect will give you the great ride and handling that rig has, but if you believe all the internet BS about factory control arm bushings, then I shouldn't be able to use the Currie arms and get any kind of a decent ride much less a great ride.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 04:14 PM   #34
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There is one guy on here who has run both JKS and Currie, and his insight was helpful. Can't remember his u/n. Maybe he'll post.
I don't know if you're talking about me, but I ran the JKS arms before I got my Currie's, and honestly I could tell no difference in the ride. Don't assume you have to stay away from JJs due to thinking you'll get a harsher ride. Just plain not true.

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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #35
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I don't know if you're talking about me, but I ran the JKS arms before I got my Currie's, and honestly I could tell no difference in the ride. Don't assume you have to stay away from JJs due to thinking you'll get a harsher ride. Just plain not true.

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If I remember right, this person has been through Moab a couple time on both sets of control arms. That you? I thought he was from the West Coast.
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Much yes, but if you believed the internet BS about clevite bushings, there's no way to make it ride that good with just a shock swap. The fact that I've had 10 different folks drive that rig and all make the same comment that it's the best riding Jeep they ever driven or ridden in, pretty much tosses that myth right in the trash.

If those shocks were the panacea that you're making them out to be, I should be able to put them on any rig regardless of arm and have it ride the same.

I do agree very much that no one aspect will give you the great ride and handling that rig has, but if you believe all the internet BS about factory control arm bushings, then I shouldn't be able to use the Currie arms and get any kind of a decent ride much less a great ride.
Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of the factory bushings. I've ridden in plenty of Jeeps with various aftermarket CAs that ride much better than mine on stock CAs. My disdain for the stockers remains even without mentioning the amount of visible slack in my CA bushings with only 22k easy miles on them.

I never knew beforehand that to setup a TJ properly with a 2 1/2" lift and off road tires would require trackbars, swaybars, links, bumpstops, tie rods, upper control arms, lower control arms, slip yoke eliminators, new driveshafts, lockers, gears, steering box upgrades, motor mount lifts, a second mortgage, a divorce, and a third job.

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Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of the factory bushings. I've ridden in plenty of Jeeps with various aftermarket CAs that ride much better than mine on stock CAs. My disdain for the stockers remains even without mentioning the amount of visible slack in my CA bushings with only 22k easy miles on them.

I never knew beforehand that to setup a TJ properly with a 2 1/2" lift and off road tires would require trackbars, swaybars, links, bumpstops, tie rods, upper control arms, lower control arms, slip yoke eliminators, new driveshafts, lockers, gears, steering box upgrades, motor mount lifts, a second mortgage, a divorce, and a third job.

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If you ever get the opportunity to chat with a Jeep engineer sometime, take advantage and do so.

During one of those chats I learned that they have a test where they accelerate from a dead stop to about 30 miles an hour, stop as fast as possible, and then do it again repeatedly for 2 weeks.

Halfway through they have to pull it into the shop and replace all the control arms because the bushings are shot. This is with new test mules.
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If I remember right, this person has been through Moab a couple time on both sets of control arms. That you? I thought he was from the West Coast.
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If I remember right, this person has been through Moab a couple time on both sets of control arms. That you? I thought he was from the West Coast.
Was it someone with a username like daveshan from Co?
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Was it someone with a username like daveshan from Co?
Found it:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/jk...ml#post9413921
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