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Old 02-16-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Control arms: Heim Joint VS Johnny Joint???

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Whats the difference between a heim joint vs Johnny Joint?

HJs seem to be cheaper than JJs. Whats the advantage of using one over the other on control arms?

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Old 02-16-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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JJ's can be greased and are more suited for daily driven applications.

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who is this "johnny" anyways ?
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i like the jj cas from currie..

900 for all 8 adjustable cas with jjs on each end
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who is this "johnny" anyways ?
watch the video

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...nnyjoints.aspx
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:45 PM   #6
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There is so much simplicity and durability in a heim that it makes them easy to use in a suspension setup. However good heims are really about the same cost factor as a JJ.
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i see, thank you Jack, yeah that video i posted above explained it pretty much why we dont see them in suspension parts.
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I picked JJs over Heims for longevity. Plus I drive my junk on the road from time to time. Heims are a solid joint. JJs have a cushy center. Plus you can get them with a 1.25" shank on the front end.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:06 PM   #10
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Not to mention being able to rebuild 'em when they wear down...
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correct. Heims are a replacement item only.
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And JJs are easy to rebuild.

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