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Old 04-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Johnny Joint daily driver ride quality

I searched and read and most folks say they ride great. But sometimes it is hard to judge their perspective since many that go with the kits that have JJ's are more offroad oriented.

I just want a top quality lift kit that will last. Currie and Savvy kits come to mind. But I remember some of the rides from the old days that used heim joints and the rides were super stiff and you felt everything.

Since I dont know a thing about Johnny Joints and have never seen one in person, can you tell me are they similar to heim joints as far as what they transmit to the vehicle?

Any other comments about using these style kits on a DD would be appreciated.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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I run them at all ends on my double-duty TJ....have been for the past 3+ years and 55k miles. If you want top quality, durability, and a great ride there isn't a better choice.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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I only have them on the front lowers. I noticed no excessive road harshness, but have noticed a much more responsive feel when cornering and a tighter feel at the steering wheel. I drive mine every day to work. I can't wait to get the rest of the CA's! I highly reccommend the JJ!
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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I have all 8 currie arms and the ride is way better than my worn out stock arms.
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The currie joint have a bushing inside of them to help absorb some of that shock unlike a heim joint. I have all 8 arms including the JJ housing.

Savvy has nice stuff. Gerald will do you right.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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The currie joint have a bushing inside of them to help absorb some of that shock unlike a heim joint. I have all 8 arms including the JJ housing.

Savvy has nice stuff. Gerald will do you right.
Sorry to hi Jack...lol

I emailed and called Gerald several times to get my rear uppers...never got a response. :/
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Sorry to hi Jack...lol

I emailed and called Gerald several times to get my rear uppers...never got a response. :/
He was probably on his way to EJS. They're also moving into a new shop so that may have caused an issue as well. Just keep trying. Their stuff is worth the wait
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Yeah I noticed on their website they are gonna be gone to Moab and won't be back till April 9th.
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Gerald is in Moab right now and it's been tough to get a hold of him. Just wait until he's back and hit him up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #10
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Well my first email was over a month ago but oh well. I'll wait
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Well my first email was over a month ago but oh well. I'll wait
I'll admit, he's been hit or miss since before KOH. Keep trying--email, phone, voicemails. You'll get him eventually. I know he's working on making it better.
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Sounds like the JJ suspensions may be a good choice for a daily driver then.

Mine is 90-95% street.'06 LJ Rubicon with auto trans to be exact. But I believe in doing things right the first time.


I of course called to talk with Gerald and then remember that he is at MOAB. So I will call once he is back.

Thanks for the input. It helps to get real world experiences.
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You could also try Jeff @ Rokmen. His arms have JJ's. Stout pieces too!
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If you just want the joints there are tons of places to get them
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If you just want the joints there are tons of places to get them
Yep.

Savvy, Currie, Rokmen all use JJ's on both ends. Or you can build your own if your requirements don't fit the stock bill. If sticking with stock mounts, I'd recommend just going with one of the above vendors--when you add up the costs, the markup on those arms is hardly worth complaining about. I got very cheap DOM tube and discounts on the tube adapters, jam nuts, and joints and still hardly came out under the cost of pre-fab arms. I've installed arms from all of them and while Rokmen uses the biggest tubing, the others hold up just as well. The Savvy double adjustable aluminum arms are very, very nice.
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I've got Rokmen arms, and they are nice. A downside is the lowers don't adjust shorter than stock, which is advantagous in the rear. They are overkill beef to the max, far heavier and stronger than they need to be, even for crazy people.
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Definitely not into building them myself. Just looking for kits that use the parts.

Again, mostly street here. But I believe in overbuilding.

I looked on Rokmen's site but I didnt see a tj listing for a complete kit for some reason. Everything appeared to be JK. I will look again though.
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Undercover fab also sells those arms
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I looked on Rokmen's site but I didnt see a tj listing for a complete kit for some reason. Everything appeared to be JK. I will look again though.
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Well my first email was over a month ago but oh well. I'll wait
Yeah I'd wait till the 9th and send the email his way again! He's pretty good at responding quickly
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I meant full kit. Everything included. I did see their control arm package. I was talking about full kit including springs, etc.

But I can put something together using their arms if it comes to it.

Good to have options.
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Then order springs, shocks, and track bars of your choice and there you go.....'full kit.' Currie makes the best bolt-on track bars for TJ's as well. No need for a pre-packaged kit, I'm sure you can handle that yourself.
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I have been looking at short arm lift kits for a few months for my 98 sahara 4.0. I only plan on running 33" tires. I have narrowed it down the the Savvy/Currie kit with Antirock (thanks to this forum). What I can"t decide on is the 3" or 4" lift. I am leaning towards the 3" because I would like to do the low profile skid plate(tummy tuck) which I beleive requires a 1" body lift which would put me at 4".

I would appreciate any input on deciding 3" vs 4" Savvy/Currie lift. Thanks in advance for your input.

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