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Unread 07-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Rusty's FLCA's Rattling - replace with Currie or rebuild?

One of my Rusty's adjustable front lower control arms is rattling like mad. When I grease it, the rattle goes away for a day or two. It feels like the threads are just worn and moving a little when I yank on it. They've been in there for 5+ years and I've greased them almost every oil change.

Can these be rebuilt or should I just drop the dough on Currie CA's?

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Unread 07-03-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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It has nothing to do with the shank being loose in the tube. It has to do with the fact that rustys makes the trashiest joint on the market. The Currie JJ is a complete 180* swap.
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Unread 07-03-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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It has nothing to do with the shank being loose in the tube. It has to do with the fact that rustys makes the trashiest joint on the market. The Currie JJ is a complete 180* swap.
Yeah, I know a lot more now than I did 5 years ago when I bought Rusty's and I'd go Currie instantly now if I did it all over. It sure "feels" like the shank is loose in the tube, but either way something's shot.

I figured if I could get away with a $50 rebuild instead of $300 for new Currie, I'd just rebuild for now.
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Unread 07-03-2011, 11:31 PM   #4
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Unread 07-04-2011, 12:23 AM   #5
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That's a nice advertisement, but I found the exact same CA's cheaper elsewhere. Plus I'm wondering if I can just rebuild for MUCH less. My budget makes me ask. I've never tried to rebuild CA's before...
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Unread 07-04-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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That's a nice advertisement, but I found the exact same CA's cheaper elsewhere. Plus I'm wondering if I can just rebuild for MUCH less. My budget makes me ask. I've never tried to rebuild CA's before...
At least speak to Gerald at Savvy before deciding which is cheaper. For instance he often runs a 10% JF discount, so the website price may not be the right price to compare.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 08:52 AM   #7
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I found the exact same CA's cheaper elsewhere.
I'm sure this would be an interesting conversation starter with MrBlaine and/or Gerald.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:07 AM   #8
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I'm sure this would be an interesting conversation starter with MrBlaine and/or Gerald.
Are you referring to the new Savvy aluminum arms? Are those available yet for lowers (which is what OP is looking for)?
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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #9
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Call or email Rusty's. You would be amazed at there customer service.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:14 AM   #10
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Call or email Rusty's. You would be amazed at there customer service.
Amazed? I don't think thats the word that many on here would use. If you do a search there are plenty of threads which discuss their "amazing" customer service. And even if it did turn out well, you are still stuck with their crappy product.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #11
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How long has it been since they've started to rattle? I'm guessing it wouldn't be that hard to rebuild, but wouldn't you end up with the same problem a few years down the road? And which arms did you find cheaper elsewhere? They're aluminum lower CAs aren't on the site so I'm not sure if they're come out with those or not (they're nice because they can be adjusted on the vehicle), but they're Currie pricing is always competitive, especially with the JF10 discount. Show Gerald where you can get the stuff for cheaper and see what he says; if you think Rusty's has great customer service you'll be blown away by Savvy.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #12
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if you think Rusty's has great customer service you'll be blown away by Savvy.
^ This!!!

When was the last time you saw Rusty on JF openly discussing product issues with customers and making things right? Blaine doesn't seem to accept failure and Gerald works his butt off to give us what we ask for at a price we can't complain about so give him a call and get the Rusty's stuff out of there.
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Rustys joints don't take a matter of years to start clunking and causing an otherwise good jeep to drive like crap.....it literally takes a matter of weeks. The bushings are even worse. Rustys is at the top of the list of "worst companies in the industry." Just look at their products first-hand and you won't dispute that.
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Gerald @ Savvy guarantees the lowest price on currie products. Check out the vendors section for his thread on prices.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #15
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I'm confused. What threads feel loose?

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