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Unread 12-14-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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can't find a definitive answer to this question??

I remember reading somewhere that heim joints, or other similar joints in the suspension and so forth are not so conducive to mud?? Is this assumption right. I am looking to upgrade lots of the suspension and steering components in the near future, however much of my wheeling often consists of mud holes as well as rocky trail sections. What should I go with?? Any suggestions?

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Unread 12-14-2005, 11:33 AM   #2
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Hiem joints are fine as long as you keep them VERY well greased (like tahe a grease gun with you) because they are not sealed. they will squeak and grind and wear out pretty quick.

for like control arms you could use the currie johnny joints they are sealed better. but they can get expensive
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Unread 12-14-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Yea I have looked into the Johnnie joints but they are so expensive!! I am kinda torn here b/c the stock joints and bushings have served me so well for many miles I hate to take them off and put something completely different in and not have it perform as well. I guess that's why I asked the question and I hope that some more experience guys who run the same terrain as I will chime in with what they are running and what works for them. I should also stress that this Jeep is and will be my daily driver for a LONG time. Thanks again,

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Up here in NE it seems like I have to change Heim joints every 6 months or so even with lubeing. I just recentley switched over to Johnnie Joints and so far they pretty awesome and very cheap to rebuild if you need to.
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Heim joints are not the correct choice for a rig that is driven regularly. They just plain wear too fast for that kind of use and they're not easily greasable since most don't have grease zerks. This is why you never see factory installed heim joints on suspension components.
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