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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm wondering if any of you guys have experience with these... mostly their durability. Got the gears turning in my wee brain.
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Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...

None with the Currie - but I have the Rubicon Express joints - rebuildable, adjustable etc.

The only thing is as they are stock they're near impossible to lube through the fitting. Use a small drill through the fitting's hole to clear it, then it's easy.
Look at them on their website - may, or may not be what you need.
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Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...

Thanks,

The RE joints look like a modification of the Currie joint... adjustable pre-load and UHMW instead of urethane.
How is the road ride with the UHMW bushing?
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Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...

As long as the RE joints are tight they are fine. No binding etc. They don't seem to affect the ride, but when they get a little worn they get noisey - time to tighten them up - and that's easy.

After 15,000 miles or so on my Long Arms, I thought they'd be very worn. I'd heard they wear out fast, so I got extra inserts. Tuns out they were fine, just needed tightening and grease.

The way the inserts fit in blocks off the lube hole, but the drill trick fixes that.
So far so good.

My experience with regular Heims isn't good - a little dirt and they wear out fast. Someone could make a fortune if they came up with a GOOD protective boot for them.
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Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...

no first hand experience....

theres a guy down the street, used em in a custom 4 link.....works awesome...but they run over 100$ a piece i think....

theres a differetn guy at work, he used steel tube and off the shelf poly bushings for one end of each of his links,..... saved a ton of money and it works just as well

so whatever you have in mind....might keep that as an idea [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...

The Currie joint is in the $40.00 range. Might be a bit more compliant on the road due to the urethane vs UHMW bearing... though they are not adjustable for pre-load.... well, you could shim them if needed.
This would be for the thrust arms on my BMW.... time to start putting that puppy together.
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Super!!!!! A 4x4 Long Arm Suspension BMW?
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Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...

If I could only get power to the front wheels too.
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