What's needed to freshen up RE control arms?

smokeyyank

Jeepoholic
NAXJA Member
I pulled a bunch of stuff of my XJ and part of it is a RE lift. I originally was just going to sell it all but then I got a MJ. Now the thought is to just transfer over the lift to that, but the bushing are shot. What all would I need to get the control arms back to new to get them under the MJ?

Thanks
 

Tim_MN

Freakish Hand Strength
NAXJA Member
Order new bushings. RE customer service has been helpful and correct the two times I have called for parts.

The cartridge type bushings can be rebuilt. Older super ride control arms use a stock style control arm bushing that needs to pressed in. The newer arms use an hourglass poly bushing that you can install with a bench vise.
 

smokeyyank

Jeepoholic
NAXJA Member
Believe they are the superflex and then just a standard rubber bushing. The arms are pretty damn old.....
 

themauler

New member
Believe they are the superflex and then just a standard rubber bushing. The arms are pretty damn old.....


I believe I ordered my replacement bushings from 4WP. It took longer to get the control arms out than it did to put new bushings in.


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smokeyyank

Jeepoholic
NAXJA Member
So flexjoint one end superride on the other? I was also looking around and saw Daystar has replacement superride bushing that are supposed to be decent.
 

trippled

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
If they're real old, re changed the type of rubber they were using (on the hour Glass style). I think the new replacement even had lifetime warranty.
 
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