To Roto Joint or Not To Roto Joint

pagrunt

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Sep 14, 2014
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Elderton, Pa
OK, kinda boredom & kinda what the hell on this one (& expecting to reopen the debate too) with a 10% off Summit coupon motivating it all. I'm looking at ordering a set of UMI's non adustable rear upper arms in black but I'm debating to getting the regular one that are in stock or wait for the roto joint version which they excpect to drop ship in 2 months. My Monte will be a street cruiser & won't see any track time. I did call UMI Sales to get details on the roto joint as I was checking in on their lead times which is sooner than Summits projected time & did talked about which would be a better choice for a more show (cruise) than go car. Now this is where the GBF family can help spend my money. The future looks like a set of lowers to be added too in the future. I'll ask to fight nicely over the poly/rubber/roto debate.
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565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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Michigan
I bought a Roto-joint style upper for my Monte years ago plus they are in car adjustable and even though my Regal is a "budget" cruiser I still bought the Roto-joint uppers because it is suppose to articulate without binding and I got the adjustable ones because when you change ride height you also change pinion angle.
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motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
I roto-joint everything I can. UMI Sales , still looking for that sponsorship. DM me - we got a 3rd Gen F-body here that needs some love. ;)
 

Texas82GP

Just-a-worm
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Apr 3, 2015
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Spring, Texas
I bought UMI uppers with roto joints to prevent any binding.
 

ck80

Royal Smart Person
Feb 18, 2014
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I don't see a reason not to. Plus, with the government printing presses driving inflation like its the Carter administration then I'd reckon your money holds its value better in a desirable part you can take off later to resell I'd you change your mind than if it was in the bank.
 

64nailhead

Goat Herder
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Dec 1, 2014
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Upstate NY
Get adjustables. It makes dialing in the pinion angle and alignment so easy. On top of that the roto joints are durable as hell.
 

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