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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #766
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Saw that on Facebook. Now I'm wondering the specifics.

Are the joints forged or welded?
What size shanks do they use on the ends, 1" or 1 1/4"?
What's the eye to eye length with the joints fully threaded and fully extended?

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Unread 11-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #767
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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?
Just an FYI... the engineers have that on their long list of development projects.

Expect it early next year.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #768
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Saw that on Facebook. Now I'm wondering the specifics.

Are the joints forged or welded?
What size shanks do they use on the ends, 1" or 1 1/4"?
What's the eye to eye length with the joints fully threaded and fully extended?
The joints are our 1" Duroflex Joints in the welded configuration.

As a reminder, while we have forged joints on our website as an option for some customers, the Duroflex bushings do not put as much stress on the rod ends as typical joints do - one of the reasons we have full confidence in the welded configuration lasting through any abuse you'll see on the trail.

As for eye to eye lengths, I should have those at hand, but I don't. I'll get them for you (and post it on Facebook) soon.

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Unread 11-13-2013, 01:23 AM   #769
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(and post it on Facebook) :

Why does everything have to be on facebook? There is still a large number of people, myself included, that hate facebook, do not, and will not, EVER, have a facebook account. Im so sick of effing facebook!!! Post it on your dam website, or on a forum, as well as facebook
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Unread 11-13-2013, 02:32 AM   #770
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Why does everything have to be on facebook? There is still a large number of people, myself included, that hate facebook, do not, and will not, EVER, have a facebook account. Im so sick of effing facebook!!! Post it on your dam website, or on a forum, as well as facebook
I couldn't agree with you more, dropped FB years ago. I keep in good touch with important acquaintances, friends and family through phone calls and rare texts (why text when I can talk?). FB was a solution for a problem I didn't have.

But there are a lot of folks who paradoxically spray impersonal and indirect communication diarrhea to swaths of people they neither care about nor would speak to face to face.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #771
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Just an FYI... the engineers have that on their long list of development projects.

Expect it early next year.

noooooo! bump it up sooner!! I saw the DIY version from a member here ans even though it does not look too hard, having a press in and nice weld on version for the pass side would be awesome!!
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Unread 11-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #772
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I have to agree on the FB comments. FB is for teenage girls, or mothers trying to keep tabs on said teenage girls!
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But there are a lot of folks who paradoxically spray impersonal and indirect communication diarrhea to swaths of people they neither care about nor would speak to face to face.
Sounds a lot like some forum's I visit periodically.

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Why does everything have to be on facebook? There is still a large number of people, myself included, that hate facebook, do not, and will not, EVER, have a facebook account. Im so sick of effing facebook!!! Post it on your dam website, or on a forum, as well as facebook
Seriously? You think we wouldn't post it on our website? The same question was posted on our original FB post, so I mentioned that here. If this was Pirate, this would be the time I used that other, famous, emoticon.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #774
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noooooo! bump it up sooner!! I saw the DIY version from a member here ans even though it does not look too hard, having a press in and nice weld on version for the pass side would be awesome!!
We definitely have some more pressing projects. Sorry.

As a matter of record, we are actually not that concerned about using the stock bushing. Yes, it would be nicer to have Duroflex there, but remember, if you have a rigid flex joint at one end and the clevite at the other end, the clevite gets overworked by the rigidness of the flex joint.

With the Duroflex Joint, the clevite does not get worked as hard, so is a better compliment to the Duroflex.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #775
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We definitely have some more pressing projects. Sorry. As a matter of record, we are actually not that concerned about using the stock bushing. Yes, it would be nicer to have Duroflex there, but remember, if you have a rigid flex joint at one end and the clevite at the other end, the clevite gets overworked by the rigidness of the flex joint. With the Duroflex Joint, the clevite does not get worked as hard, so is a better compliment to the Duroflex.
So do you have your lower arms adjusting shorter than stock length yet? Maybe down to 15.5"ish?
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Unread 11-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #776
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So do you have your lower arms adjusting shorter than stock length yet? Maybe down to 15.5"ish?
And while I'm asking how about the rear uppers, will they go out to 14 7/8"??
The aluminum ones are nice, but I'm mostly interested in your steel ones.
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As requested... Double Adjustable Aluminum Control Arm Lengths...



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Sounds a lot like some forum's I visit periodically.



Seriously? You think we wouldn't post it on our website? The same question was posted on our original FB post, so I mentioned that here. If this was Pirate, this would be the time I used that other, famous, emoticon.
Just busting on you man. Im just so sick of hearing about facebook! I do however love my duroflex bushings and hope to one day own your fenders as well.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #779
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as requested... Double adjustable aluminum control arm lengths...



6061? 7075?
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Unread 11-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #780
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As requested... Double Adjustable Aluminum Control Arm Lengths...



Do you have these in stock at the shop? I work in Sac and can pick them up after work.
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