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TF long arm to MC joints

Just wondering who here has done any swapping of the TF long arm flex joints to the MC joints.

For the last few weeks I've been waiting on TF to get their upper joint rebuild kits in for the front long arms. Mine are shot and have probably been shot for longer than I've been aware.

I'm tired of waiting for something I want to replace with something else so I ordered some joints from MC which will be a cut and weld deal but I'm OK with that.

In the future I'll be replacing all my joints with MC as I've been in love with their stuff for quite some time.

So any reviews on how the swap over went would be fantastic.

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Will at metal cloak is sending us the replacements for our jeep. A few people have used them with a lot of success

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I run them at the frame side on all my arms and they have been holding up fine.

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I run them at the frame side on all my arms and they have been holding up fine.
More looking for info for how the switch went. As far as the lowers go, MC offers replacement joints so that's simple. Except of course for the frame side which will be cut and weld. The frame side uppers entail cutting the shank and welding new sleeves on to accept the MC joints. Not a huge deal but just looking to hear from people that have done the cut and weld switch and anything to watch out for.

Honestly I can't wait to make the switch, I was leary at first when the DF joint came out but after a couple years of not reading anything bad to say about the DF joints I'm ready.

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It might be easier to weld in a threaded bung and use a full joint.
But since you are going to be welding a fixed end on it just take your time and grind the old weld off so you get a good fit for the new weld. I build my own arms and it is pretty straight forward. The joints are held together with a snap ring and a couple of washers.

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It might be easier to weld in a threaded bung and use a full joint.
But since you are going to be welding a fixed end on it just take your time and grind the old weld off so you get a good fit for the new weld. I build my own arms and it is pretty straight forward. The joints are held together with a snap ring and a couple of washers.
The way I gather it from MC I'm going to be welding the new joint to the threaded TF stud since TF uses a different thread count than every other company out there for their upper joints.

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