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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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Rokmen vs Currie Adjustable Control Arms

Rokmen and Currie's adjustable control arms with Johnnie Joints at both ends seem pretty similar except for price and possibly thicker tubing.

Currie = $900 shipped
Rokmen = $1125 shipped

Looking for opinions and insights from those that have run either. Thanks

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Unread 01-15-2009, 12:07 AM   #2
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Don't know about those two. I do know that JKS are excellent due to good flex, very water/mud resistant, and smooth ride (JKS uses factory rubber bushings). JKS are very heavy duty. You might want to also consider them too.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 12:38 AM   #3
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I not sure there is a difference in the currie arm and rokmen, besides price, the rokmen arm use the same currie JJ's. as currie uses.

currie isn't specific about the wall thick ness and rokmen isn't specific on the tube size...
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Don't know about those two. I do know that JKS are excellent due to good flex, very water/mud resistant, and smooth ride (JKS uses factory rubber bushings). JKS are very heavy duty. You might want to also consider them too.

There is no such thing as a heavy duty arm that uses the factory bushings.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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I just recently installed 8 Rokmen CAs on my '98 sport. I can say that they are VERY heavy duty. You could do curls with the lowers, they are that heavy. I have no doubt that the Control Arm mounts would shear looong before the arm ever bent or broke (got me thinking about beefing those up as well). They use an OEM (Clevite) rubber bushing on the axle end and a Johnny Joint at the frame end. I believe you can order them with JJs at both ends, but my TJ is my daily, so I went for a bit more comfort.
They are a little hard to get grease into the Johnny Joints, but I hear they will loosen up and take more grease as they get broken in. I'm gonna try to grease them more this weekend. Overall I am very satisfied and would definitely buy them again.
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They use an OEM (Clevite) rubber bushing on the axle end and a Johnny Joint at the frame end.
There is no such thing as a heavy duty arm that has factory bushings in it.

You can't claim an increase in comfort unless you've driven on arms with JJ's at both ends and removed them because they were too harsh.

That claim is pure internet myth.
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OP, did you price the Rokmen with JJ at both end?

I don't think you could go wrong with either choice.
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I have the Currie rear upper control arms. I really like Rokmen products as they make quality stuff, but I do not regret my decision to go with Currie. They are very well made. When I replace the rest of my control arms, I will be replacing them with Currie. Honestly, I don't think you will go wrong with either product.
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Rokmen and Currie's adjustable control arms with Johnnie Joints at both ends seem pretty similar except for price and possibly thicker tubing.

Currie = $900 shipped
Rokmen = $1125 shipped

Looking for opinions and insights from those that have run either. Thanks
Both are good. I know Rokmen builds very good stuff. The Rokmens are beefier than the Curries. I don't think the Rokmens are overkill and I don't think the Curries are too light/small. Rokmen does give you the option of getting the JJ at one end only, but I'd never do that.
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I'm in the exact same boat. I like Currie's arms but my TJ is a DD. So, mrblaine, are you saying that double JJ arms are ok for a DD or would they transmit too much vibration? I love Rokmen's arms but I'm trying to find a cheaper alternative before I make my final decision. I like Rock Krawler's arms as well. I was thinking of going with RK lowers and Rokmen uppers front and rear.
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I'm in the exact same boat. I like Currie's arms but my TJ is a DD. So, mrblaine, are you saying that double JJ arms are ok for a DD or would they transmit too much vibration? I love Rokmen's arms but I'm trying to find a cheaper alternative before I make my final decision. I like Rock Krawler's arms as well. I was thinking of going with RK lowers and Rokmen uppers front and rear.
Funny, I'm thinking of going Currie or Rokmen in the front for the double JJ's and RK in the rear for the Triangulated SA's.
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so... how do we know rokmen doesn't just have a stock of currie arms they sell?


here's currie's info in the JJ... basicly it's OE, or better, quaility urethane isolated.

Currie's Johnny JointŪ offer 30 degrees of unrestricted movement in any direction as compared to 22 degrees on a common heim joint. The bushing in the Johnny JointŪ rod ends are made with a high density, "tough 88" urethane that encases the inner ball. Its a very durable material and it is impervious to weather.


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I run currie lowers and i love them. I didnt notice any extra vibrations or harsh ride, actually rides better than stock. I dont think you can go wrong either way.
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so... how do we know rokmen doesn't just have a stock of currie arms they sell?


here's currie's info in the JJ... basicly it's OE, or better, quaility urethane isolated.

Currie's Johnny JointŪ offer 30 degrees of unrestricted movement in any direction as compared to 22 degrees on a common heim joint. The bushing in the Johnny JointŪ rod ends are made with a high density, "tough 88" urethane that encases the inner ball. Its a very durable material and it is impervious to weather.


Because the construction is totally different. You can tell just by looking at the pictures.

Not sure why you posted a link about Johnny Joints, Currie is the only one that makes them.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #15
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The $1125 is the price for the JJ at both ends from Rokmen's website.
I had figured that the Rokmen CAs were beefier, but I'm trying to decide if its $225 worth of extra beef or if its even necessary. Has anyone had any issues with breaking/damaging Currie CAs?
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