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Old 01-19-2007, 06:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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JJ upper bushings and radius arms

Anyone have any problems running radius style arms with JJs instead of rubber bushings in the upper mounts?

I'm considering running Claytons with the bushing kit from Currie, but I dunno if the JJs will take away so much deflection it'll cause / hasten breakage. They use rubber on the axle end of the lowers, but is that enough?

Seems like I could lose some articulation and risk tearing off axle brackets.

Any experience or comments?
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have a clayton's style front setup, with an upper control arm coming off of the lower to control pinion angle... and you have this setup on both sides... you will want rubber bushings.

Clayton's setup binds under flex. Those rubber/poly joints that come with claytons original setup allow for the bind without breaking parts. When you get rid of those soft joints, something else has to take the brunt of the bind

You could run a JJ in the upper if you only ran 1 upper control arm and that would completelly eliminate the binding problem.
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