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Currie Front End JJ housing kit? Currie/Savvy Arms

is this kit required to install Currie JJ upper arms or is it just an optional upgrade from stock?

Also, I am debating between the Currie JJ uppers or the Savvy/Currie Upper arms that are made from aluminum and have adjustable joints on both ends rather than one.

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It puts a JJ on the axle end instead of the stock bushing. It isn't required.

The Savvy arms can be adjusted while on the vehicle with the adjustable JJ's on each end. The basic Currie arms need to be unbolted to be adjusted.


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It puts a JJ on the axle end instead of the stock bushing. It isn't required.

The Savvy arms can be adjusted while on the vehicle with the adjustable JJ's on each end. The basic Currie arms need to be unbolted to be adjusted.
Thanks for the reply.

You think the Savvy ones are really worth it if I don't plan on lifting my Jeep more than what I am going to?

I was also looking at different vendors and came across Frankenstein Offroad. I can get the standard Currie Upper Adj. for about 40buck cheaper than savvy plus free shipping. Anyone have experience with these guys?
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It's up to you if it's worth it or not. If you're going to do your own work, the ease of adjust-ability will save you a ton of time and frustration. I wish I had them for all of the time I've spent trying yo get my junk adjusted right. I will be getting them.


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Currie now has adjustable arms for the rear while they are bolted to the axle. I would have bought the Savvy's when I did mine, but I was a month to early on Savvy's release. I really like the bling factor of the Savvy arms. Back to your question, the front axle JJ upgrade is optional, but it makes axle articulation alot better and gets rid of the junk OEM bushings.

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Not necessary. It gets rid of the remaining bushings and tightens up the front end, making it next to impossible for DW to get a chance as long as you have a good track bar and steering.

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Not necessary. It gets rid of the remaining bushings and tightens up the front end, making it next to impossible for DW to get a chance as long as you have a good track bar and steering.
Is there a high chance of DW if i stick to the stock bushing setup?
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Is there a high chance of DW if i stick to the stock bushing setup?
If everything else (control arms, steering, track bar) are quality parts in good shape probably not. But if all that is true and you do get DW then you probably have a reasonable guess what the cause is. If the rest of your front end is a mess though then who knows.

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If they allow play, yes. Not necessarily full blown DW, but wobble to a lesser degree. If you wheel, they'll only be overstressed and.will fail eventually. Mine were toast and I thougt my front end felt solid before. After the JJ's, it was a different story.

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If everything else (control arms, steering, track bar) are quality parts in good shape probably not. But if all that is true and you do get DW then you probably have a reasonable guess what the cause is. If the rest of your front end is a mess though then who knows.
Almost all the suspension parts on my jeep are going to be replaced when I lift my Jeep so that will be good.

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If they allow play, yes. Not necessarily full blown DW, but wobble to a lesser degree. If you wheel, they'll only be overstressed and.will fail eventually. Mine were toast and I thougt my front end felt solid before. After the JJ's, it was a different story.
With the JJ's did you notice a difference in the handling of your jeep?
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Our aluminum double ended adjustable are close in price to the standard Currie arms or CE-9103S DOM arms (S=Savvy by the way.)

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Having used both, the double end adjustables are well worth it. I have always thought adjusting the pinion angle was a pain, not hard, just a pain. I needed new rear uppers and went they a set of the double ends. After installing my underarmor I needed to adjust the pinion again. It took minutes! Super easy and way faster.


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Having used both, the double end adjustables are well worth it. I have always thought adjusting the pinion angle was a pain, not hard, just a pain. I needed new rear uppers and went they a set of the double ends. After installing my underarmor I needed to adjust the pinion again. It took minutes! Super easy and way faster.
So with standard ones you literally have to take the entire arm off and adjust it?

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Our aluminum double ended adjustable are close in price to the standard Currie arms or CE-9103S DOM arms (S=Savvy by the way.)
I was noticing that their prices are pretty close hmm what to do.
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So with standard ones you literally have to take the entire arm off and adjust it?



I was noticing that their prices are pretty close hmm what to do.
No, you only have to remove one end to adjust.
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So with standard ones you literally have to take the entire arm off and adjust it?

I was noticing that their prices are pretty close hmm what to do.
Like said above just one end, but it never lines back up after it's adjusted. I always had to use a ratchet strap, or some other red neck system to make it work.


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