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JKS vs. ROKMEN vs. Currie vs. Rokkrawler control arms

From what I could research, these seem to be the best aftermarket short arms out there, if one was going to use and Old Man Emu suspension as a starting point. If you were building this set up, witch one would you go with and why? johnny joint vs. rubber bushing is sort of a perplexing question to me as well. Will the rubber bushing that JKS uses be quieter/better riding on the road??

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post #2 of 126 Old 01-24-2009, 08:40 PM
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The Rock Krawler arms are the best value for sure. I'm not saying they are THE best but they are very well made. Solid stock is hard to bend or break.
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I'd go with JJ's on both ends. That leaves Rokmen or Currie.

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I just went to clayton's site and did not see any short arms from them. Did they used to have these?
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David @ Northridge sells the Clayton arms, but they are pricey IMO:
http://northridge4x4.com/products.php?cat=126
http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail....LAYTON-CA-SLCA

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what about rubicon express?

get some adjustable with the super flex joints... i lovedm on my xj and lovem on my tj!

also ive read jjs on both side isnt good for dd, the ride is harsh and they bind... but thats just what ive read, only experience i have is with re...



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I'm going with currie's to compliment my soon-to-be OME "lift". All I've read about JJ's(on both ends), from credible sources, is good.
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I just went to clayton's site and did not see any short arms from them. Did they used to have these?
Clayton doesn't actively promote his SA kits. He's known for the LA parts. You have to call him for them.

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David @ Northridge sells the Clayton arms, but they are pricey IMO:
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That isn't bad when compared to the others in the category. Calyton's arms are 2x2 square and .250 wall. Unconditional warranty. bend one and he'll replace it.


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True Currie johny joints both end are fine in a daily driver, I would definitely look at Currie, Rokmen, or Clayton. If you are looking at buying parts separately, go with above for the front and put the Rock Krawler 4 link in the rear.

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I'm going with currie's to compliment my soon-to-be OME "lift". All I've read about JJ's(on both ends), from credible sources, is good.
Same exact lift I will be building. If your ultimate goal is 33" tires I think OME plus one of the above said control arms / JKS track bars/ 33 engineering TT skid are the way to go for sure.
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what about rubicon express?

get some adjustable with the super flex joints... i lovedm on my xj and lovem on my tj!

also ive read jjs on both side isnt good for dd, the ride is harsh and they bind... but thats just what ive read, only experience i have is with re...
I've read somewhere that folks with usernames that don't include any vowels aren't very smart and tend to pass along unsubstantiated rumors with no personal experience to back them up.

They also tend to recommend what they currently run as if it's better than sliced bread without taking into account that there may be far better choices available. I suspect this is due to the non inclusion of vowels and their credibility should be placed somewhere near the bottom of anyone's veracity meter.

Just what I've read, so it must be true.

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Calyton's arms are 2x2 square and .250 wall.
That stuff is great if you're building bridges and trailers.

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That stuff is great if you're building bridges and trailers.
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I've read somewhere that folks with usernames that don't include any vowels aren't very smart and tend to pass along unsubstantiated rumors with no personal experience to back them up.

They also tend to recommend what they currently run as if it's better than sliced bread without taking into account that there may be far better choices available. I suspect this is due to the non inclusion of vowels and their credibility should be placed somewhere near the bottom of anyone's veracity meter.

Just what I've read, so it must be true.
wow all said was "its what ive read" followed by "only experience i have is with RE"

i suggested re because like their product, never did i say it was the best choice... just another one...

I guess people with 7000+ posts know everything and people with many fewer cant possible know anything because the dont post all over JF... my mistake...

at least i was contributing... both your posts on this thread have been bashing two other users.

and wtf does no vowls in my sn have to do with anything?

and i apologise jmalys for getting off topic but it really pisses me off when people act like Mr Blaine has, very conterproductive. if youve got a problem with me take it up in a pm!



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