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Unread 09-08-2009, 04:08 PM   #31
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Im curious mrblaine, Do you know how thick the Currie arms are? or what kind of material they are made of?
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"The lower arms are made of 1 1/4" heavy wall D.O.M. tubing, and the upper arms of 1" heavy wall D.O.M tubing."

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Unread 09-08-2009, 04:20 PM   #32
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There has been a ton of talk about Currie arms and blaine's endorsement for them. John Currie himself runs the arms on his buggies, which have happened to win several large events. The point is the arms are beefy enough to virtually never fail (I've never heard of any failure in any part of a Currie arm) and the joints are durable enough to outlast your jeep without needing a rebuild. Just keep them greased, which is easy with the provided grease-through bolts. I can literally get down and grease all 6 of my currie arms in about 2 minutes. If you don't have 2 minutes to grease your joints once every few months, then you shouldn't own a jeep and it definitely shouldn't be a reason not to buy the arms.
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Unread 09-08-2009, 04:25 PM   #33
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There has been a ton of talk about Currie arms and blaine's endorsement for them. John Currie himself runs the arms on his buggies, which have happened to win several large events. The point is the arms are beefy enough to virtually never fail (I've never heard of any failure in any part of a Currie arm) and the joints are durable enough to outlast your jeep without needing a rebuild. Just keep them greased, which is easy with the provided grease-through bolts. I can literally get down and grease all 6 of my currie arms in about 2 minutes. If you don't have 2 minutes to grease your joints once every few months, then you shouldn't own a jeep and it definitely shouldn't be a reason not to buy the arms.
I do like the greasable bolts. That saves me from trying to jam my grease gun up into the brackets in all directions to get the grease to actually go into the zerk. Although on a DD, the JJ/Clevite set up may be better for me...
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I do like the greasable bolts. That saves me from trying to jam my grease gun up into the brackets in all directions to get the grease to actually go into the zerk. Although on a DD, the JJ/Clevite set up may be better for me...
And why do you think that is?
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And why do you think that is?
I could be WAY off here, but I assume that with a bushing on one side, the softness over a JJ would soften the ride slightly. But I could be way wrong...
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I could be WAY off here, but I assume that with a bushing on one side, the softness over a JJ would soften the ride slightly. But I could be way wrong...
You are. The Johnny joints do just as good of a job, if not better, absorbing NVH as a clevite bushing in good condition. And it will continue to ride well since it won't destruct in short time like a rubber bushing. I DD mine with double JJ's all around. I think it rides better than it did with stock arms.
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Thanks for all the great responses. I'm buying a bunch of additional Rokmen stuff so they're giving me a discount on the arms...good deal. This is the second time I've had to replace RE bushings in a year. RE said they'd have some more in "a few months" so I'm just doing the upgrade to greasable arms for my own peace of mind.
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Thanks for all the great responses. I'm buying a bunch of additional Rokmen stuff so they're giving me a discount on the arms...good deal. This is the second time I've had to replace RE bushings in a year. RE said they'd have some more in "a few months" so I'm just doing the upgrade to greasable arms for my own peace of mind.
Rokmen makes great stuff.
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OK, do they adjust long enough to reset your wheelbase and restore proper caster? I read Rokmen's site and it says they extend 1.5" longer than stock. If I were to run RE 3.5 coils at all fours and 3/4" spacer in the front will these be long enough to work?
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OK, do they adjust long enough to reset your wheelbase and restore proper caster? I read Rokmen's site and it says they extend 1.5" longer than stock. If I were to run RE 3.5 coils at all fours and 3/4" spacer in the front will these be long enough to work?
I'd imagine so. As far as I know, most adj. lower short arms are usually good from stock to ~4" of lift. If you needed longer, you could get their CV shaft arms which they say are a little longer. If anyone has question, dont hesitate to call. They are great people to talk to and deal with.
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OK, do they adjust long enough to reset your wheelbase and restore proper caster? I read Rokmen's site and it says they extend 1.5" longer than stock. If I were to run RE 3.5 coils at all fours and 3/4" spacer in the front will these be long enough to work?
Yes, they will work fine. For the lowers, I'd run a bit over 16". Try 16.25 and see where that gets you. Ideally, you want to set your wheelbase so that, when stuffed, the tire is centered in the wheel well. Therefore, the rear needs to be a little forward and the front a little rearward when sitting neutral. Once you have your lowers set where you want them, fine tune the uppers for your pinion angles and double check after everything is on the ground. Make fine adjustments after that.
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Unread 09-08-2009, 09:23 PM   #42
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OK, thanks guys. I'm now sold and will be purchasing Rokmen arms.
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I'd go with the currie arms if I had the money for them right now.
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You are. The Johnny joints do just as good of a job, if not better, absorbing NVH as a clevite bushing in good condition. And it will continue to ride well since it won't destruct in short time like a rubber bushing. I DD mine with double JJ's all around. I think it rides better than it did with stock arms.
And wrong I was..
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If I were to get Rokmen arms with jj at each end, how would it ride on the street vs having the jj at only one end?
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