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post #931 of 1039 Old 07-21-2014, 07:05 AM
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I am interested in seeing how that Synergy arm compares once it is released.
I just saw those, they look interesting!
Has pricing been released yet?


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post #932 of 1039 Old 07-22-2014, 01:53 PM
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That's funny. I brought up the ugly welds to Matson in this or another thread, and he thought I was making something out of nothing, and that he would "eat his hat" if the strength was a concern. I hope his hat is yummy!

That said, I wouldn't run these if your plan is abusive wheeling. I would run good, large heims and change them regularly. There is a reason why race rigs run them.

For the JF crowd, and the majority of people these are more than fine. If you are using them in a custom suspension, (like I am) you need to make sure the joint is neutral at ride height. They do not like to be misaligned all the time much like the stock clevite bushings.
LOL! I totally forgot about that. Even though they were not run as recommended, and he dropped 3-4 feet onto a boulder at the perfect location, that is no excuse for a broken weld in my book. Guess I have some hat eating in my future!

BTW, from a durability standpoint, we have had one 4500 (stock-mod) class EMC race rig running fully Duroflex joints for the entire season now plus 700 race prep miles before the season started. Their review so far has been outstanding!

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LOL! I totally forgot about that. Even though they were not run as recommended, and he dropped 3-4 feet onto a boulder at the perfect location, that is no excuse for a broken weld in my book. Guess I have some hat eating in my future!

BTW, from a durability standpoint, we have had one 4500 (stock-mod) class EMC race rig running fully Duroflex joints for the entire season now plus 700 race prep miles before the season started. Their review so far has been outstanding!
So, you took time out of your day to legitimize a three month old post that doesn't shed a positive light on your product?
The resolution is to eat a hat?
I dunno...
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So, you took time out of your day to legitimize a three month old post that doesn't shed a positive light on your product?
The resolution is to eat a hat?
I dunno...
Ummm really!? Looks like a currant thread to me.
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So, you took time out of your day to legitimize a three month old post that doesn't shed a positive light on your product?
The resolution is to eat a hat?
I dunno...
I think if you look at the other threads where the impact and subsequent joint failure was referenced we've more then dealt with the issue - not only internally, but with the customer as well.

I had no plans to bring that up again here, I was simply addressing that I DID, in fact, make that claim some time ago (which I had totally forgot) and, true to my word, will follow up with it.


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I just saw those, they look interesting!
Has pricing been released yet?
I forgot about the Synergy arm until you mentioned it now. What did you find?

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I forgot about the Synergy arm until you mentioned it now. What did you find?
All I saw was a small write up on some jeep page, and a picture of the protypes.
Looks interesting though. It does appear to be a copy of the duroflex joint.

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LOL! I totally forgot about that. Even though they were not run as recommended, and he dropped 3-4 feet onto a boulder at the perfect location, that is no excuse for a broken weld in my book. Guess I have some hat eating in my future!

BTW, from a durability standpoint, we have had one 4500 (stock-mod) class EMC race rig running fully Duroflex joints for the entire season now plus 700 race prep miles before the season started. Their review so far has been outstanding!
I was just giving you a hard time. I have your joints installed on my current Jeep and my last Jeep, both in custom mid-arm setups and have nothing but good things to say about them.

I wouldn't expect any joint (although some may) to be able to withstand that sort of abuse. I was surprised the joint failed at the weld though.

They certainly don't limit flex!



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All I saw was a small write up on some jeep page, and a picture of the protypes.
Looks interesting though. It does appear to be a copy of the duroflex joint.
I saw these in person at the Northridge open house. It looks like a regular clevite bushing made from a different material.
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Just ordered a full set of these arms! So stoked!!
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Just ordered a full set of these arms! So stoked!!
Nice- you won't regret it!

I am getting rid if my full traction 3 link and getting MC uppers and front and rear track bar.
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I wish the aluminum arms were available when I ordered mine. I would have paid an extra $200 in a heartbeat.
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I wish the aluminum arms were available when I ordered mine. I would have paid an extra $200 in a heartbeat.
That big of a differnce? I havent bit the bullet yet and made the purchase.
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One of the biggest positives with Metalcloak is their willingness to take the good with the bad and put it all into making their product better. There are a few companies like this in the Jeep world, but a majority are not.
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That big of a differnce? I havent bit the bullet yet and made the purchase.
Double adjustable would be super convenient and they just looks better.
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