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lets talk flex joints...

Ok, I just ordered a set of Rusty's front adjustable lower control arms, and it says they have flex joints that you can adjust the pre-load on... umm... I know nothing of this, i know i had a RE long arm on my last TJ with them, but never had to adjust them (someone else built that one). *edit* i just called them and ordered their tool to adjust them... man they have awesome service.

So how do you adjust them and what is the purpose?

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You will need to ask Rusty's about that. I run Ballistic Fabrication joints and they say run 20ftlbs of preload and grease with Moly grease. The nice thing about adjustable joints is over time as they wear in you can reset the preload. It's just another Maintenance item for the OCD wrencher.

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but what is pre-loaded? like is the the tension on the joint in all dirctioms or what? and what is the benifits? I just don't seem to understand it.

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but what is pre-loaded? like is the the tension on the joint in all dirctioms or what? and what is the benifits? I just don't seem to understand it.
When you get your tool, you will tighten the joint to the specified torque. Get ahold of Rusty's to find out how tight.

When you tighten the joint you are tightening the bushing around the joint ball. When you have the Joint in hand it will be easier to understand.

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oh, ok it makes since now. so it only tightens up the joint. I was WAY over thinking that haha thanks

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You will need to ask Rusty's about that. I run Ballistic Fabrication joints and they say run 20ftlbs of preload and grease with Moly grease. The nice thing about adjustable joints is over time as they wear in you can reset the preload. It's just another Maintenance item for the OCD wrencher.

"OCD wrencher" now that's quote worthy John .

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