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post #1036 of 1044 Old 07-19-2016, 12:00 PM
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... also look into Tray Mountain and Charlies Creek over in Georgia.
Looks like some fun ridding... that area is 5 hours away for me... got to look into some spots to park the RV and make a weekend of it sometime.

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post #1037 of 1044 Old 07-20-2016, 05:33 AM
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Does anyone know if I can replace the Currie Johnny joints on my Clayton longarms with these Metalcloak bushings?

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Does anyone know if I can replace the Currie Johnny joints on my Clayton longarms with these Metalcloak bushings?
If the joints are actually "Johnny Joints" then the following can be used

http://www.metalcloak.com/2-5-8-ODx2...ade-p/7351.htm

They have other options as well.

http://www.metalcloak.com/Jeep-Suspe...arts-s/235.htm
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Look to be "Johnny joints" to me
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I have been running the Metalcloak CAs for almost 2 years. After 2 Rubicon Trips and multiple other Sierra trails, they are holding up great.

I am considering switching over to Ori Struts for some great down travel in a LCG jeep. That ride could be so smooth.

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I am considering switching over to Ori Struts for some great down travel in a LCG jeep. That ride could be so smooth.
Unless going to full width axles good luck with the packaging. Not worth the work. Quality shocks with extended/outboarded towers will be less work, cheaper and perform just as well. And IMO lots of down travel is way overrated. If ORIs were so great you'd see them used often in competition contexts and the reality is you almost never see them used in that context.
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I just pulled mine out to check on them when I was adjusting the pinion angle yesterday. They had been in around 5 years and at least 50k miles. The rubber bushings themselves looked like new, however there was no grease left on the bushing friction surfaces. I’m regreasing them and reinstalling, but I’m adding some homemade “seals” in the form of 2” flexible washers on either side of the joint to try to protect the joint from dirt and grease washout. I’ll have to give it several years and see how well the grease stays in place.

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I just pulled mine out to check on them when I was adjusting the pinion angle yesterday. They had been in around 5 years and at least 50k miles. The rubber bushings themselves looked like new, however there was no grease left on the bushing friction surfaces. Iím regreasing them and reinstalling, but Iím adding some homemade ďsealsĒ in the form of 2Ē flexible washers on either side of the joint to try to protect the joint from dirt and grease washout. Iíll have to give it several years and see how well the grease stays in place.
No need to do this if you are using the supplied grease, which is Teflon based. It isn't necessarily washing out, the grease is suppose to dry and leave a Teflon film.
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