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By who...and using what type of joint? I know there is a sa kit using clevite style bushings and a few radius arm kits but nothing using a jj......cant use em....need a self centering joint like the duroflex unit.
These work very well with JJ's.




The J arms don't get hung-up at all and their not self centering, they don't have to be. The sway bar was installed after that picture...



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These work very well with JJ's...

Doesn't look like a JJ.........one end has a clevite.....precisely my point. And that bend looks upside down.......
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Doesn't look like a JJ.........one end has a clevite.....precisely my point. And that bend looks upside down.......
Nope. Google Currie J-arms.

One such example:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/currie-j-arms-229443/
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Doesn't look like a JJ.........one end has a clevite.....precisely my point. And that bend looks upside down.......
Then you obviously don't know what you're talking about.

There are no clevite units on that axle...
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Then you don't know what you're talking about...
But, but, but he's never seen J-arms on the Metalcloak website...

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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But, but, but he's never seen J-arms on the Metalcloak website...
And he never will...
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And he never will...
Heck I've been trying to find someone selling a set for 4 years with no luck...

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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Heck I've been trying to find someone selling a set for 4 years with no luck...
Those are now 8 years old and so are the JJ's installed in both ends, still tight as the day I installed them...
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Rarely.
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Great write up Connor. MC duroflex bushings are looking to be my in my rigs future.

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If you were buying new MC arms / joints in pairs...

Where do you think you'd see the biggest improvement in ride over worn out Superflex joints... Uppers or Lowers?

Imped... you said there was a definite improvement in ride, but you did yours one whole end at a time right? If you can't do it all at once, where do you suggest beginning to see some improvement right away?

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Thanks Imped for your time and efforts by completing this review ....

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By who...and using what type of joint? I know there is a sa kit using clevite style bushings and a few radius arm kits but nothing using a jj......cant use em....need a self centering joint like the duroflex unit.
You did not specify any particular joint in your post... I know this is JF but surely you must know there are other choices beside JJ & clevite bushings. By the way a Duraflex joint is not JJ either.
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You did not specify any particular joint in your post... I know this is JF but surely you must know there are other choices beside JJ & clevite bushings. By the way a Duraflex joint is not JJ either.
Of course I do, but you need a joint or bushing that is self centering to get the job done. A downfall of JJ's is that they dont self center.
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