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Old 12-28-2011, 09:35 AM
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Need some flexible joint options ideas

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.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:04 AM
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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.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:03 PM
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Finally get to junk my bds arms



went with currie.......2.5 yrs later
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:35 PM
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nice !

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

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Old 03-13-2014, 03:52 PM
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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..
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:10 PM
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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
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jonny joints are great the RE joints are crap the trail gear joints are ok if you want the best EMF joints
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nice !

i just replaced my uppers with RC superflex last week...already have them clunking ..not impressed
shoulda went with leaf springs
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:37 AM
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sorry bought RE (Rubicon Express ) Superflex joints ...not RC ....
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:33 PM
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I have been really happy with the set I have from bds. Even happier with there warranty.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:41 AM
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Finally.....

out with the old


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You going to the mud bog on the long weekend Justin? Might have to go watch the fun
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:04 AM
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are those Johnnys ? in the bds arms?

wonder if i can upgrade johnnys in my RE arms?
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:02 AM
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You going to the mud bog on the long weekend Justin? Might have to go watch the fun
I'm not sure yet, I may have to work saturday, Sunday if possible!
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:26 AM
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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?
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