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post #1 of 65 Old 07-25-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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RC X-flex vs Currie adjustable control arms

I am looking for people with either set of adjustable control arms. I would like to hear about how long you have them/driven on them, how are they holding up, have they been rebuilt, problems with them, and ideally comparisons between the two if you have owned both sets

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post #2 of 65 Old 07-25-2010, 04:27 PM
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JJ's for 25,000 miles. No noises or issues of any kind. Two people close to me run RC joints--several have failed in short order. It's a much looser, lower quality joint. There really is no comparison, especially considering you can get a full set of Currie arms for about the same price as a set of the inferior RC arms.

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I have the RC "X" Flex Joints and i have no compalnts! Have had them on for about 6 months. Have beat them pretty hard on the trails with no problums. If they were the same price as the JJ i would get them because, not saying these are bad or junk but, Currie has been the top dog for along time for a reason there products are top notch. Also the "X" Flex are are rebuildable,greasable, and of course flexable.

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What are JJ's Guys? I have a set of RE Superflex Adjustables that I want to light on fire! Bushings are just killing me!!
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Currie Jonny Joint control arms. They flex so you can have a bit more articulation and dont rip off your CA mounts. My RC "X" flex control arms are a pretty nice/beefy knock off of the JJ.

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What are JJ's Guys? I have a set of RE Superflex Adjustables that I want to light on fire! Bushings are just killing me!!
x2! My RE rubber bushings are driving me crazy!

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What are JJ's Guys? I have a set of RE Superflex Adjustables that I want to light on fire! Bushings are just killing me!!
If you have SF arms, you have RE joints at one end. JJ = Currie Johnny Joint. Many people seem to think all joints are created equal. That's far from true.

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If you have SF arms, you have RE joints at one end. JJ = Currie Johnny Joint. Many people seem to think all joints are created equal. That's far from true.
Ahh.. Johnny Joint.. Got it!

Yeah, i should have went with the curries in the first place... I just hate the fact that I spent soooo much money on the RE product when my Pro Comp lift was doing just fine.. Spent $1K on RE just to inherit problems... LOVE THAT!
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What are JJ's Guys? I have a set of RE Superflex Adjustables that I want to light on fire! Bushings are just killing me!!
Replace the bushing end with superflex ends and be done with it. No more bushings. About $39 ea. if you look around for them.



Sorry about the slight hi-jack. Just wanted to make guys aware of the option if they already have RE adj lowers.
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Replace the bushing end with superflex ends and be done with it. No more bushings. About $39 ea. if you look around for them.



Sorry about the slight hi-jack. Just wanted to make guys aware of the option if they already have RE adj lowers.
Where can I find these?
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ummm.........rubicon express?

RE3767 - LARGE S/F COUPLER ASSEMBLY - Rubicon Express

You can buy them direct but I've seen them advertised cheaper in some of the off road mags.
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ummm.........rubicon express?

RE3767 - LARGE S/F COUPLER ASSEMBLY - Rubicon Express

You can buy them direct but I've seen them cheaper in some of the off road mags.
yeah dude; i would rather not deal with Rubicon express.. They can "Smell my Hand" as far as i'm concerned.
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Buy new arms then. Your problem not mine. Just trying to help.
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