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    Synergy Representative AllJumpStyle's Avatar
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    A lot of the newer joints on the market are non-greasable, including ours. We have a video on our Dual Durometer Bushings that describes how they are made and how they work. We are often compared to Metal Cloak, but unlike Metal Cloak joints which are assembled with a lubricant between the bushing and shell (they only say it needs no maintenance), our friction surface is between our inner teflon liner and inner sleeve. They are not assembled with grease and never need to be greased. While Johnny Joints have been the go to joints for years, they do require greasing and rebuilds, and on applications with large tires (40" plus) and lots of articulation, we have found they need to be rebuilt often. And this is speaking from experience, as all of our products used to come with Johnny Joints before we came out with our Dual Durometer Bushings.

    Chris Steimle
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    Caught the Bug aust249's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllJumpStyle View Post
    A lot of the newer joints on the market are non-greasable, including ours. We have a video on our Dual Durometer Bushings that describes how they are made and how they work. We are often compared to Metal Cloak, but unlike Metal Cloak joints which are assembled with a lubricant between the bushing and shell (they only say it needs no maintenance), our friction surface is between our inner teflon liner and inner sleeve. They are not assembled with grease and never need to be greased. While Johnny Joints have been the go to joints for years, they do require greasing and rebuilds, and on applications with large tires (40" plus) and lots of articulation, we have found they need to be rebuilt often. And this is speaking from experience, as all of our products used to come with Johnny Joints before we came out with our Dual Durometer Bushings.

    Spot on! Many fond memories of rebuilding Johnny Joints on my old jeeps. Will definitely be checking out these arms for the current build.


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    Been Around the Block Rgk401's Avatar
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    Just a question about control arms? But are aluminum arms good. What’s the pro and cons.


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