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Unread 01-22-2015, 09:45 AM   #1
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Replacing Johnny Joints with Duroflex.

replacing the johnny joints on my upper control arms with duroflex bushings, will these just drop in? http://www.metalcloak.com/2-D-x-2-L-...2.htm?CartID=1

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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:15 AM   #2
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JJ:
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=1167
"a 2" mounting width"

DF:
http://www.metalcloak.com/2-D-x-2-L-...2.htm?CartID=1
"Fits 2 1/4" Housing"
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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yeah i read that which doesn't seem to work, but i've also seen others say it does.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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yeah i read that which doesn't seem to work, but i've also seen others say it does.
Only the lowers
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:38 AM   #5
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Why change them?
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:44 AM   #6
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Why change them?
I got a set of Rear uppers used, and one of the balls are badly pitted due to lack of grease, so i can replace all the bushings and that one ball, or replace with Duroflex. I was just tossing around the idea. either way i got them for cheap enough it won't really matter what i do it will be worth it. now i'm just looking for the best price on parts.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:51 AM   #7
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It's less than half to cost to rebuild a JJ vs. a Duroflex joint.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:54 AM   #8
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It's less than half to cost to rebuild a JJ vs. a Duroflex joint.
only if the ball is still good. if not your paying 20.00 for just the ball. which is where i am
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:58 AM   #9
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Duroflex joints are $30 EACH. JJs are still cheaper.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #10
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Duroflex joints are $30 EACH. JJs are still cheaper.
Website says 19.00
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Unread 01-22-2015, 12:01 PM   #11
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Marking this cause that is a good idea and pretty cheap... I hate the rattling JJs do and those look like the ticket for what I like.
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Marking this cause that is a good idea and pretty cheap... I hate the rattling JJs do and those look like the ticket for what I like.
You have Currie JJ's that rattle? There's a problem.....

I've never done the JJ-MC swap with the smaller JJ barrels so I can't provide any info. Give MC a call, they'll give you an answer and a solution.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 12:23 PM   #13
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Back when I did my switch to DF from JJs I had to replace the whole end on the uppers and just the guts on the lowers. That was a couple years ago so that may of since changed
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Unread 01-22-2015, 12:37 PM   #14
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Just hit the JJ ball with an emory cloth it will take the piting right out of it. I was in the same boat as you, I bought a pair of neglected arms with JJ's that had seemingly never been greased. I had to replace a set of the poly bushings but the ball itself is pretty indestructible...
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Unread 01-22-2015, 12:38 PM   #15
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I hit them last night with a 00 steel wool and can't get the pitting or the melted urethane off. is there a better way to do it?
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