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Bult4mud
July 21st, 2006, 11:36 AM
i DONT THINK these things are made for MICHIGAN

how often are you guys replacing yours???

kb8ymf
July 21st, 2006, 12:40 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bult4mud &#064; Jul 21 2006, 11&#58;36 AM) 15939</div>

i DONT THINK these things are made for MICHIGAN

how often are you guys replacing yours???
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And which one&#39;s would those be???????
j-kb8ymf

95geo
July 21st, 2006, 12:49 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bult4mud &#064; Jul 21 2006, 11&#58;36 AM) 15939

i DONT THINK these things are made for MICHIGAN

how often are you guys replacing yours???
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And which one&#39;s would those be???????
j-kb8ymf
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they are pretty much the same as your but with a different bushing material inside. my johnny joints dont show any signs of loosening up after a year of hard wheeling.

did they get loose? did you grease them? did you make sure the dirt didnt get in and chew things up?

Bult4mud
July 21st, 2006, 01:21 PM
JIm dont know what they are called they are just Rubicon Expresses JOints pretty much like Bryce described

Bryce im sure Goo and dirt did get in there and chew em up but thats part of the game, i also drive mine alot in the winter so im sure salt didnt help any

i just know im looking at a expensive project here. 8 arms at 40 bucks a pop for the new joints

WHO HOOO hahah

JohnnyJ
July 21st, 2006, 01:46 PM
Can&#39;t you just buy a rebuild kit. I&#39;m guessing it is mostly the urethane or whatever material they have inside that is wore down, and just replacing that should be cheaper.

..Or can you just add more load to the joints? The RE type have a set screw that can be pulled, and then the joint tightened up with a special tool from RE (or you can make your own). I know others have had luck just giving them a tighten up.

edit:
Ok, I just looked at the RE site, &#036;10.95 list for either. But I still try and load them a bit more.

RE3797 Large Race Pair - Super-Flex 2 rebuild kit for large cartridge
RE3798 Small Race Pair - Super-Flex 2 rebuild kit for small cartridge

Here&#39;s the tool. Me and some friends use knock-offs from Mad4wd that have a different pattern. One of the guys made a tool with some scrap steel and a couple of tool pins and it works fine.
RE3772 Large Super-Flex Joint Control Arm Tool - Large Super-Flex 2 Cartridge rebuild tool. &#036;21.95
RE3771 Small Super-Flex Joint/Control Arm Tool - Small Super-Flex 2 Cartridge rebuild tool. &#036;18.95

Bult4mud
July 21st, 2006, 01:59 PM
Thanks johnny i never thought to just tighten them

hahaha

ive got the tools but last time i bought the rebuild kit it was like 30 or so

im gonna try the tightning

thanks

95geo
July 21st, 2006, 02:46 PM
i agree, i bet they are just broken in now....

i would grease them then tighten them, it might help to squeeze some of the dirt and things out. i&#39;d grease them after too just to be safe

shawn
July 21st, 2006, 03:19 PM
Hey Jim, when we put those longer springs on, or when we put the long arms on, or maybe one of the other times we worked on your jeep we had to take one of those apart and cut the bolt out of it, I had to heat that ball socket red hot to get the rest of the bolt out. I think I told you then that the joint won&#39;t last long, the ball wasn&#39;t smooth anymore. I am pretty sure it was on the front drivers side. Is that the one that is bad?

Bult4mud
July 22nd, 2006, 07:39 PM
Shawn i rembember that but i think/thought these were all new control arms

i think the bad one was in my adj short arms

shawn
July 22nd, 2006, 11:24 PM
oh

Creative Fab
July 23rd, 2006, 11:55 PM
Give me a shout for a GL member price if you need rebuld parts for them&#33;

Pat

Roadhouse
July 24th, 2006, 07:43 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ironman &#064; Jul 23 2006, 11&#58;55 PM) 16035</div>

Give me a shout for a GL member price if you need rebuld parts for them&#33;

Pat
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ya that reminds me, I need to stop by and talk to you about those RE joints we looked at. Need two of those for the front arms. Then maybe someday we can get going on my heep........I&#39;d like to wheel someday, I hear it fun :rolf: