Strong­est Joints in the Game

Ad­justable threaded rod ends for your hy­draulic and air sus­pen­sions

Low Rider - - CONTENTS - STORY & PHO­TOS BY JOE RAY

You’ll never get any­where in this life­time with­out di­rec­tion, and the same holds true for your ve­hi­cle’s rad sus­pen­sion. While rearend con­trol arms are hardly ever paid at­ten­tion to, they are very im­por­tant. Much like bad joints in the hu­man body, they are the con­nect­ing force of your sus­pen­sion com­po­nents and con­nect the rear axle of a ve­hi­cle to the sus­pen­sion com­po­nen­try. But as much as they can be com­pared to the hu­man body, the big dif­fer­ence is a faulty con­trol arm that doesn’t ex­tend will leave you out there some­where in bad trou­ble.

When it comes to ad­justable rear axle arms the folks at Cur­rie En­ter­prises have long ago con­quered the game of ex­tended and re­in­forced sus­pen­sion com­po­nents. Cur­rie’s cure for 4x4 sus­pen­sion and ex­ten­sion needs can also be ap­plied for hy­draulic or air sus­pen­sion in lowrid­ers. Johnny Joint rod ends are avail­able in a weld-on form, a forged or bil­let form, and with var­i­ous sized threaded shanks or hous­ing kits that al­low Johnny Joints to be retro­fit­ted into the up­per con­trol arm bush­ing holes on GM A&G body and Fox-body Ford OEM hous­ings. The Johnny Joints pro­vide smooth and pre­dictable sus­pen­sion move­ment with­out the bind as­so­ci­ated from stiff bush­ings.

The Johnny Joint prod­uct line not only in­cludes weld-on and threaded joints, but also var­i­ous styles of weld-on bungs that can be used to eas­ily fab­ri­cate your own con­trol arms. You can fab­ri­cate fixed arms, ad­justable arms, or dou­ble-ad­justable arms with RH/LH threads. Cur­rie Johnny Joint rod ends of­fer 30-40 de­grees (depending upon joint cho­sen) of un­re­stricted move­ment in any di­rec­tion, as com­pared to 22 de­grees on com­mon Heim joints.

They fea­ture a heat-treated ball cen­ter with count­less mount­ing widths and through-hole di­am­e­ters. High-den­sity En­ergy Sus­pen­sion urethane bush­ings en­case the ball and are very durable and im­per­vi­ous to weather. All Johnny Joints are greasable for long-last­ing dura­bil­ity and quiet op­er­a­tion and all are fully re­build­able. Cur­rie even sells the assem­bly/dis­as­sem­bly tools for all sizes of Johnny Joints if you want to make your life a lit­tle eas­ier!

For more in­for­ma­tion, and to play with Cur­rie’s in­ter­ac­tive Johnny Joint builder, check out https://www.cur­rieen­ter­prises.com/johnny-joint-rod-ends.

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