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post #1 of 9 Old 06-29-2010, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Control arms what do you think???

I am building my own lift kit for my 06 lj rubi. I have a set of rubicon express 4" springs and am now looking around at control arms It is a daily driver but I do go to moab a few times a year. I've beeen looking at the jks arms and like them any one have any feedback. I plan on running 33's or maybe 35's with cut fenders. any info on track bars would be cool aswell.

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In all the threads with this same question. Everyone says Currie or Rokmen.

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When we make control arms, we usually use 2x2 .250 wall square tubing. Considering the price difference between the square tubing and dom and the strength differences, we feel as though this is the best bang for the buck. This stuff is strong! You would have different options for joints. Some of your options are Johnny Joints, Heims, and even weld on bushings. If its going to be a daily driver, and building your own arms is in consideration, I would suggest using a johnny joint at one end and a bushing at the other to give a better ride quality.

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I run these control arms from Rock Krawler. They have performed flawless.


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post #7 of 9 Old 06-29-2010, 12:53 PM
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If its going to be a daily driver, and building your own arms is in consideration, I would suggest using a johnny joint at one end and a bushing at the other to give a better ride quality.
I'm curious about this statement. A lot of folks swear by the currie arms which have the johnny joint on both ends. Do you really get a better ride like you said with a bushing on one end and why? I ask these questions because in the near future I'd like to replace my stockers and I want to get it right the first time.
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The bushing just seem to absorb more vibrations. On the other hand, Johnny Joint still ride nicely, last a lot longer, and can be rebuilt, but you pay for that. We can get the weld on bushings for about $12 and Johnny Joints are about $40.

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The bushing just seem to absorb more vibrations. On the other hand, Johnny Joint still ride nicely, last a lot longer, and can be rebuilt, but you pay for that. We can get the weld on bushings for about $12 and Johnny Joints are about $40.
Gotcha...thanks!
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