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post #16 of 1039 Old 02-21-2013, 03:59 PM
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Awesome review. Curious how they hold up over time, and if they'd last in a go-fast type rig.


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How tough was installation in the Currie JJ ends? Did they have to get preloaded or was it as simple as some washers, the rubber barrel, some more washers and a snap ring?

Also, are these the kits that MC sells as "Currie 2.5 JJ" retrofit kits on their site?

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Very easy, they drop right in. Due to the one-piece design, no preload is necessary. Two washers, bushing, two washers, c clip. Easy as that.
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Do you still have JJ's at the front axle end?
I have a single 2.5" bushing mounted between tabs at the axle. Remember, that's not factory suspension.

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Very Good ! I guess that pretty much confirms what I have been saying since last summer . Until I had all Mc joints I was switching back and forth between OE arms and JJs just to soften the ride again. I had an excellent base line to compare to which is why every time I switched a component I would not change another until I got the ride back to as good as it was and I did not proceed to the next mod until I accomplished this . That is pretty much why I have been working on control arms since early last summer . Lower front arms mad a nice difference to the steering compared to OE arms but from their the more JJs I added the stiffer the ride became until I began to think I must of chose the wrong shocks , but how they were great when I started all of this . Now with all but upper fronts being Mc Duroflex the shocks are as good as they were in the begining. Problem is to many people made me second guess what was going on because it sure sounded like JJs could have no ill effects .
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Question: I come from the world of motocross so to me, these are whoops.




What exactly are "whoops" in the Jeep world? They sure as hell aren't the same thing.

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Can't wait to see how these work in a go fast XJ......

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Question: I come from the world of motocross so to me, these are whoops.




What exactly are "whoops" in the Jeep world? They sure as hell aren't the same thing.
Pretty much, yeah. Maybe spread out a little, but it's the same effect.

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Great write up very interested to see how these hold up in the long run. I love the JJ's but I could always upgrade. BTW Bushnell is the RC of the scope world

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At this time it appears MC is only making Duroflex retrofit kits for the 2.5" JJ's. I am wondering what if any ride improvement there would be if only the lowers were replaced with Duroflex and the uppers remained JJ's???
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At this time it appears MC is only making Duroflex retrofit kits for the 2.5" JJ's. I am wondering what if any ride improvement there would be if only the lowers were replaced with Duroflex and the uppers remained JJ's???
I just replaced the whole joint on the uppers which actually works out cheap enough because you then have something easy to sell. I have a bucket of 2.5" JJ guts and greasable bolts just sittting there .
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I just replaced the whole joint on the uppers which actually works out cheap enough because you then have something easy to sell. I have a bucket of 2.5" JJ guts just sittting there .
I thought about that but I have double adjustable arms and I didn't see any complete Duroflex joints with left hand threads on MC's website.
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Do you still run JJ's in the axle housing? Sorry if I missed it.
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I thought about that but I have double adjustable arms and I didn't see any complete Duroflex joints with left hand threads on MC's website.
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Do you still run JJ's in the axle housing? Sorry if I missed it.
I use the OE bushings in front upper axle ends. don't mix JJs and Duroflex on the same arm
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nice work. interested in the longevity also, and it looks like you will give them a workout
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