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post #751 of 1039 Old 09-27-2013, 04:02 PM
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I go back and forth for that same reason. I have a couple of friends reeling me the same, to forgo the dual adjustable since they are unnecessary once you set your angles.
Well, I have a kind of crappy story for ya. I have been on 4" springs for about 4 years and had it all dialed in until I decided to go with some new 4" springs about 2 years ago. I've been fighting a vibration for a year now since installing the second set of new springs last summer. I must have adjusted my rear pinion a dozen times at least in this last year and am actually thinking of messing with it again tonight for kicks. You'd think I'd be all over getting some double adjustables in there, but is not that big of a deal to pull the arms out any more, so I don't buy any.

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post #752 of 1039 Old 09-27-2013, 04:46 PM
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Well, I have a kind of crappy story for ya. I have been on 4" springs for about 4 years and had it all dialed in until I decided to go with some new 4" springs about 2 years ago. I've been fighting a vibration for a year now since installing the second set of new springs last summer. I must have adjusted my rear pinion a dozen times at least in this last year and am actually thinking of messing with it again tonight for kicks. You'd think I'd be all over getting some double adjustables in there, but is not that big of a deal to pull the arms out any more, so I don't buy any.
That is exactly the scenario I see myself in and one of the reasons I want doubles. If I was in your shoes however, I also wouldn't buy any. No way I would buy a second set if I didn't need it. I happen to still be running stock arms with a 4" lift installed circa 2004 and you can shine how those feel by now. Thankfully I got a hold of a second set of stockers with half as many miles from what was a fully stock Jeep. I will be swapping those into buy me some time.

On that same note however, I'm thinking on getting just the lower fronts to get my caster back to what it should be while I wait for the rest.

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That's not at all true....

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post #755 of 1039 Old 09-28-2013, 03:45 PM
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MC claims the gold color zinc coating on their products keeps rust at bay. Two weeks post wheeling and the link mounts had a decent amount of rust forming where they got all scratched up from the rocks. Joints on the other hand are rust free!

Painted the link mounts before I thought to take a before picture. Here is an after though.


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There has been some confusion as to what I was trying to say. What I was eluding to was the zinc on the joint IS doing what it was designed to do. The painted steel everywhere else was rusted within two weeks of being scratched but the MC joint was not.

The zinc coating is doing what it was designed to do. Very pleased with the product.
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MC claims the gold color zinc coating on their products keeps rust at bay. Two weeks post wheeling and the link mounts had a decent amount of rust forming where they got all scratched up from the rocks. Joints on the other hand are rust free!

Painted the link mounts before I thought to take a before picture. Here is an after though.
Did you somehow expect the arms to not rust if the zinc coating was scraped off?
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No. Didn't think I was giving that impression.

Obviously the steel DOM I used will rust. Just commenting on the joint, and the lack of any corrosion.

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No. Didn't think I was giving that impression.

Obviously the steel DOM I used will rust. Just commenting on the joint, and the lack of any corrosion.
Whoops, I missed that you made your links and I should have seen that from the pictures. I get what you're saying now.
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interesting thought on the double adjustable. I guess if you get that on the uppers with lh rh threads it would make adjusting pinion angle really quick.

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jeepinhokie,


The zinc is a sacrificial coating that will provide some protection from corrosion even when it is scratched. Where as the painted DOM double adjustable arms (nice job by the way) will likely rust at the point of scratching. This is a great direct comparison of the importance of the gold zinc coating.

Thank you for posting the comparison.
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No. Didn't think I was giving that impression.

Obviously the steel DOM I used will rust. Just commenting on the joint, and the lack of any corrosion.
Zinc coating will act as a sacrificial anode when the coating gets damaged unlike paint which is just a barrier. You would expect the joint to not show oxidation at the same rate as non-zinc coated parts.
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Edited my origional post, apparently there was some confusion as to what I was trying to say.

Let me be clear, the zinc coating MC uses works as compared to painted steel.

I went wheeling two weeks ago and just got around to painting all the rock rash under the jeep. Any steel part that had rock rash on it is rusted where the scratch was. The un painted zinc coated MC joint is rust free.

My arms are home made (2" DOM, double adjustable) with ruffstuff threaded inserts and poly performance link mounts.

Hope that clears some confusion.

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Any word yet on when MC is going to come out with a front axle side bushing kit yet similar to the JJ?
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Any word yet on when MC is going to come out with a front axle side bushing kit yet similar to the JJ?
you can diy. I did.

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