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    I'm running the Currie lift and they use Johnny Joints on all the control arms except for the uppers at the axle.
    How difficult should it be to move the joints when they're not connected? I'm getting the occasional low thunk sound that I think is coming from the joints.
    I've never been able to get them to move very freely... usually takes a huge screw driver and a whole lot of force.

    Is this normal, or should I start pulling them off and cleaning them out real well?
    And before anyone says anything, yes, I'm greasing them on a regular basis. There's usually a zerk on the joint and on on the bolt. Sometimes though, you put grease in the bolt zerk and it comes out the other zerk, so I'm not sure if the joint is getting properly greased or not.

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    I'd pull them down and do a rebuild on them with a good cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    I'd pull them down and do a rebuild on them with a good cleaning.
    Awesome. I can see the next few weekends are going to be filled with frustration

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    They aren't bad Jeff. I have done my RE ends a few times. It REALLY is a pretty simple evolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    They aren't bad Jeff. I have done my RE ends a few times. It REALLY is a pretty simple evolution.
    Is there a write up somewhere, or will it be blatantly obvious when I pull them off?
    I think when I'm done with lunch I'm going to head over to Belvoir and start pulling one at a time.

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    Pulled the front 4 today and got them free'd up and moving great. I'll get around to the rear 4 next week probably.

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