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bcmaxx
12-28-2011, 10:35 AM
I currently have a short arm lift with drop brackets and bds adjustable arms with the flexible joint ends. Problem is I kill these stupid joint bushings 2-3 times a year. Looking at options to upgrade to something that may last. any suggestions? Also anyone on here willing to modify my arms with new joints? I have a set of rc adjustables with their flex joints but didnt read good things so I sold them.

andrewmacc
12-30-2011, 05:04 AM
For road manners:

- RE flex joints
- Rusty's flex joints (I actually liked them, no snap rings)
- Currie Johnny Joints (they use a snap ring but are strong)


Honestly that's about it until you're in hard joint territory like heims, or jimmy joints, etc.

bcmaxx
03-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Finally get to junk my bds arms [36]
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went with currie.......2.5 yrs later lol

Lieutenant Johnson
03-13-2014, 04:35 PM
nice !

i just replaced my uppers with Rubicon Express (oops - not RC) superflex last week...already have them clunking ..not impressed

bcmaxx
03-13-2014, 04:52 PM
nice !

i just replaced my uppers with RC superflex last week...already have them clunking ..not impressed
after no less that 8 sets of replacement bds bushings I gave up. Not cool having to change bushings twice a year, and their no fine print warranty......well they can Shove It!

I think in your case, currie are direct upgrades! I bought and sold a set of the superflex arms after reading about the bushings, and seeing what they looked like. I read also somewhere they have upgraded to a clevite bushing..

crazylike
03-13-2014, 05:10 PM
glad i seen this post i was just quoted 325 and 380 for upper fronts and upper rear bds control arms. but if they don't last i'm not gonna buy them.

does anyone know where i could get replacement ends for the first series of rc upper arms? theres a currie replacement but it requires drillin the frame mount out and i not a fan of that.

tjnbc i heard the rc arms you really gotta crank the balls outta the adjuster nut otherwise they'll clunk

StinkFinger
03-13-2014, 08:42 PM
jonny joints are great the RE joints are crap the trail gear joints are ok if you want the best EMF joints

Happypants
03-13-2014, 09:52 PM
nice !

i just replaced my uppers with RC superflex last week...already have them clunking ..not impressed

shoulda went with leaf springs loloh yeah

Lieutenant Johnson
03-14-2014, 09:37 AM
sorry bought RE (Rubicon Express ) Superflex joints ...not RC ....

Milkman
03-14-2014, 08:33 PM
I have been really happy with the set I have from bds. Even happier with there warranty.

bcmaxx
05-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Finally.....

out with the old http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee110/bcmaxx/20140504_140332_zpse415cd66.jpg (http://s232.photobucket.com/user/bcmaxx/media/20140504_140332_zpse415cd66.jpg.html)
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a happy non clunking jeep http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee110/bcmaxx/20140504_153112_HDR_zpsa26a37e7.jpg (http://s232.photobucket.com/user/bcmaxx/media/20140504_153112_HDR_zpsa26a37e7.jpg.html)

The twins first jeep ride ever!
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kootenaycat
05-08-2014, 12:21 AM
You going to the mud bog on the long weekend Justin? Might have to go watch the fun :D

Lieutenant Johnson
05-08-2014, 09:04 AM
are those Johnnys ? in the bds arms?

wonder if i can upgrade johnnys in my RE arms?

bcmaxx
05-08-2014, 10:02 AM
You going to the mud bog on the long weekend Justin? Might have to go watch the fun :D

I'm not sure yet, I may have to work saturday, Sunday if possible!

bcmaxx
05-08-2014, 10:26 AM
are those Johnnys ? in the bds arms?

wonder if i can upgrade johnnys in my RE arms?
no they are bds own flexible joint, not sure who makes them for bds. I can measure the barrels when I take them apart, see if they match up to a currie rebuild kit?

crazylike
05-08-2014, 10:31 AM
has anyone used the daystar rebuildable ends?

Lieutenant Johnson
05-08-2014, 10:51 AM
no they are bds own flexible joint, not sure who makes them for bds. I can measure the barrels when I take them apart, see if they match up to a currie rebuild kit?


yeah please ...these superflex seem junky as they are clunky already...also i have retightened all of the bushings and same thing....funny how they dont specify a torque on them either stupid design

vajayjay
05-08-2014, 07:03 PM
has anyone used the daystar rebuildable ends?


I had them in, they did last longer than the RE, but I was a little rough on it :eek: