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post #871 of 1039 Old 02-27-2014, 12:03 PM
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So if I go with MC front uppers what should I replace the bushings in the front axle housing with? The JJ kit? Or does MC make a duroflex bushing for the axle housing that I'm just not seeing on their site?

What about running JJ front uppers with the JJ housing kit and MC front lowers?

Good idea? Bad? Will my Tj burst into flames mixing CA's like that?

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This has been covered in this thread somewhere.. somebody actually used a duroflex bushing for the front upper with either the JJ housing or a homemade bracket.

It has been stated by metal cloak that you are better off running the stock bushing than a JJ on the same control arm. The reasoning was that the JJ does not realign like the duroflex and they would ultimately be fighting each other causing the bushing to wear prematurely.

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post #872 of 1039 Old 02-27-2014, 12:27 PM
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Yeah I found the post about not running two different ends on the same arm.

But haven't found anything about Currie Uppers and MC lowers.

Thanks though.....kinda long thread.

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Yeah I found the post about not running two different ends on the same arm.

But haven't found anything about Currie Uppers and MC lowers.

Thanks though.....kinda long thread.
Actually I believe I read where one guy preferred the stability of Currie ftont lowers and metal cloak for the rest. Just keep searching and I'm sure you'll find your answer sorry I can't give you exact locations I'm in class and on mobile
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Actually I believe I read where one guy preferred the stability of Currie ftont lowers and metal cloak for the rest. Just keep searching and I'm sure you'll find your answer sorry I can't give you exact locations I'm in class and on mobile
At the moment I am thinking of ordering MC lowers F/R and Currie uppers F/R mainly because I already have Currie rear upper to adjust my pinion angle.
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At the moment I am thinking of ordering MC lowers F/R and Currie uppers F/R mainly because I already have Currie rear upper to adjust my pinion angle.
But the MC front uppers are so purdy!
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But the MC front uppers are so purdy!
I know, I know. I have to stop watching their video. Makes me want to buy them right now.
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And yes, those are Currie lowers. Soon to be replaced by MC lowers.

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And yes, those are Currie lowers. Soon to be replaced by MC lowers.
How does it ride currently compared to before and stock if you can remember?
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But the MC front uppers are so purdy!
BTW what are your plans for the stock upper axle bushing?
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BTW what are your plans for the stock upper axle bushing?
I know you didn't ask me, but I'm going to run the stock bushing until metal cloak releases their own solution
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And yes, those are Currie lowers. Soon to be replaced by MC lowers.
How many miles on the currie lowers? sorry if you've already stated, just wondering why the switch

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How does it ride currently compared to before and stock if you can remember?
Steering and handling are much more responsive. A little bit of road transfer to the steering wheel, but exceptable for the gains.

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BTW what are your plans for the stock upper axle bushing?
Keeping the stock clevites until MC comes up with a solution.

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How many miles on the currie lowers? sorry if you've already stated, just wondering why the switch
About 25K miles and 3 years old. No sign of wear at all.

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Steering and handling are much more responsive. A little bit of road transfer to the steering wheel, but exceptable for the gains.
Been off road yet?

Keeping the stock clevites until MC comes up with a solution.
Been waiting for it.

About 25K miles and 3 years old. No sign of wear at all.
How often did you grease. Ever disassemble to clean them?
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Been off road yet?
Many times! Had to readjust my bumpstops because of the added flex.

How often did you grease. Ever disassemble to clean them?
Usually when I do an oil change (every 5Kmiles), but I doubt they need it that often. No, I have not taken them apart yet. I will though when I replace the JJ's for Duroflex joints.

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About 25K miles and 3 years old. No sign of wear at all.
cool thanks! good info to know

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