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post #1 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Control arm ID

Can anyone ID this upper control arm? It's on my 04 LJ with skyjacker long arm.

I contacted skyjacker and they say it is not their product. This kit was on my LJ when I purchased it.

I need to replace the bushings in the joint.






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post #2 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like it might be a currie JJ.

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 02:23 PM
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I want to say it has a JJ, but that fork looks a bit odd so I'm not to sure. I would guess currie, or maybe Clayton.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/light-sleeper-2-0-a-1800073/
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 02:25 PM
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Actually I'm pretty sure that is a home made arm with a JJ. The fork part of the arm is suppose to be the adjustable side of it if it is a front upper which in this case it is. I don't think they should be welded on.

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 03:18 PM
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Looks like someone cut part of a stock arm off and welded some tube to it and stuck a flex joint on the other end. Looks like a JJ, but a lot of the other "flex joints" look the same as the JJ. How was the joint held together? Snap rings?
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 03:23 PM
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RC front upper flex arms

I replaced the flex joints with MC duroflex joints.

http://www.4x4partshop.com/p/n9kFL4/...%2C_%28Pair%29
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Def looks like the RC arms, but I think they are JJ.

Snap rings holding them on. And I found the rebuild kit for JJ from Currie's site with the exact same bushing.

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 05:40 PM
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Its RC for sure.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-07-2013, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Its RC for sure.
I'm not sure about the Joint tho.

RC shows the same type of bushing for the rebuild but 2 snap rings.

The joint I have uses 1 snap ring.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-07-2013, 09:10 AM
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JJ's have two retaining washers and once snap ring with no adjustable preload (its already set once you assemble the joint). So, it looks like the PO has done the done the swap (skyjacker uses heims). JJ rebuild kits are cheap but you can replace that joint with any 3/4-16 RH thread joint that is 2 inches wide.

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=1262

http://www.metalcloak.com/2-1-4-OD-x...pud-p/7309.htm
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post #11 of 13 Old 06-07-2013, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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It has 2 washers and 1 snap ring. Skyjacker uses 2" flex joints now instead of heims. I ordered one of their rebuild kits for my joint and that's how I found out it wasn't a Skyjacker joint. I ordered a rebuild kit from Currie. $11.99 + shipping.

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If you need the ID of that arm, unscrew the joint and measure in there with a micrometer.



Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Looks like and old style RC arm to me.


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If you need the ID of that arm, unscrew the joint and measure in there with a micrometer.



Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Looks like and old style RC arm to me.
I guess I should have been more clear on what ID stood for. Identification, not inside diamater.

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