Damn it, they’re already in the mail. I really wish you’d do a better job of fully testing things before I order themWell after all that drama with the bushings, I’ve decided to go back to oem. Lol.
The Rock Jocks are awesome, they really are but through trial and error I’ve decided that they’re not really a good fit with a control arm that already has a krawler joint, Johnny joint, or Heim joint on the frame side. This allows the arm to articulate but doesn’t re-orient the arm back to the original position the arm should be. I think these bushings would work a lot better with control arms with a regular joint on the frame side.
I’ve had a conversation with RK about it, and they’re in agreement with me that the arm needs to re-center when coming off an obstacle.
In other words, the arm stays where you put it, and with it laid over it bangs against the axle housing. You see in pic with oem bushing, the fork and the axle housing stay parallel with each other……….
And with RJ bushing you see how the arm lays over, now this is ok when on the obstacle, but when I come down the arm stays like that……
When I was on short arms it wasn’t as big a deal, but these long bastards are a lot more involved in the overall articulation and when they stay laid over and bang on the axle housing you hear about it…….………
Other than a pain in the ass, getting bushings out, the oems are only 10.00 ea, so, I’ll just replace as needed…….