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Triple88a 02-16-2008 08:53 PM

Control arms: Heim Joint VS Johnny Joint???
 
Hello all

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?

Thanks

https://catalog.foothilloffroad.com/...7-8%20Heim.gif

http://www.jrtoffroad.com/images/9114.jpghttp://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...hnnyjoint1.gif

AzTJ 02-16-2008 09:30 PM

JJ's can be greased and are more suited for daily driven applications.

spanky 06-01-2008 10:08 PM

who is this "johnny" anyways ?

MoA 06-01-2008 10:28 PM

i like the jj cas from currie..

900 for all 8 adjustable cas with jjs on each end

Triple88a 06-01-2008 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spanky (Post 233989)
who is this "johnny" anyways ?

watch the video

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...nnyjoints.aspx

spanky 06-02-2008 01:45 PM

currie ! i shoulda known

1BLKJP 06-02-2008 06:38 PM

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.

Triple88a 06-02-2008 08:17 PM

i see, thank you Jack, yeah that video i posted above explained it pretty much why we dont see them in suspension parts.

MR.CLIFFORD 06-02-2008 09:13 PM

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. :D

rketr 06-02-2008 10:06 PM

Not to mention being able to rebuild 'em when they wear down...

MR.CLIFFORD 06-02-2008 10:11 PM

correct. Heims are a replacement item only.

Joel 06-04-2008 09:18 AM

And JJs are easy to rebuild.


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