Here is another set of arms we sell a lot of. These are dual adjustable short arms. 2" OD 1/4" wall upper and lower arms with 1.25" shank Johnny Joints on both ends. These are reverse threaded so you can actually adjust the arm right on the truck by loosening the jam nuts and twisting the arm one way or another. We now use hex tube adapters so this picture is a little outdated (I'll get new ones soon), but the tube adapter itself is a hex so you can put a wrench on it to help tighten the jam nut without having to scratch up the powder coat on the arms. If you want the strongest dual adjustable arms out there, here you go: http://dodgeoffroad.3dcartstores.com/Do ... p_137.html
(the link goes to 4th gen arms but we also have them for 3rd gens, it's just a different bolt size on one end)
We use Johnny Joints because they are the best. They are rebuildable, greaseable, forged, and just generally awesome. We use a lot of their joints on other products and have always had great luck with them. So what makes joints great? First, they are stronger than bushings. Bushings have some "give" to them but they really have a hard time holding up after a lot of twisting and turning on the poly bushing material. When they get worn out, you just replace them. As I said above, we haven't had anybody need to do that yet, but I know the day is coming at some point. With joints, they are designed to misalign so that movement is just built into the whole assembly. They can twist about 30 to 35 degrees and nothing binds up. What you end up with is a smoother suspension. And since there is no binding from that articulation, they last longer. They are also stronger because the housing is a much stronger chunk of steel that has been forged from one piece. The ball inside the joint is also much stronger than even our bushing sleeves, which are the biggest in that category. Joints just have more meat. They are relatively easy to rebuild as long as you use their special tool, or you can roll like me and just buy new joints when the time comes. It's much easier to thread the old ones out and thread the new ones in than it is to press the centers out, but as strong as these things are, you may never have to do either one. Just add some grease once in a while and you can mostly forget about them. They also do really well in cold/wet weather climates because the ball itself is sealed up inside the housing and then covered in grease, so the only part that is exposed is the shoulders. If you do a lot of water crossings, just grease them afterwards to push the water out. They are very low maintenance.
For the DIY crowd, we sell a version of these arms that you can weld yourself: http://dodgeoffroad.3dcartstores.com/DO ... p_104.html
We also offer a similar arm but with a single adjustalbe configuration, where one of our bushings is welded to one end (frame side) and the joint is threaded into the other end (axle side). This gives you the benefits of a joint that allows the suspension to move freely, and a bushing at the frame to help absorb some road feedback for a slightly smoother ride. That setup is $599 and I don't have them on the site yet, so just email us if you are interested in them.
Both the single and dual adjustable arms above are available with bent lowers, however the upper arm cannot be bent due to frame clearance. Most of the tire rubbing is on the lower arm so we can eliminate a lot of it, but for the most tire clearance available, you'll want our offset bushing-ended arms above.
Still lots more to come, I'll update more this weekend if I have time.
Danny Gaston, Dodge Off Road
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