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Old 06-10-2009, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what to look for in a control arm

Well my stock lower front control arms are to short, and jeep stoped putting the Cam bolts in the TJ before mine was built in 04 so I can either buy cam bolts fpr $30 or get adjustable lower control arms (with new busings and more strenth) I found some on Rusty's site made from 2" DOM tubing for $169 with new stock busings. I don't know the first thing about control arms. I would like to get the JKS or the Rocmens but $ is tight for the next month. I would like to have the stock bushing on at least one end to keep the vibs down on the daily drive to work. I have been told the JJ on both ends are better for a DD by people from rubiconownersforum Any advice?
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my advice/input may not be helpful.. but i was pricing out doing control arm upgrades and then started looking at pricing more n more and realized that for good control arms i would pay dam near as much as for a quality lift with adjustable uppers and fixed but longer n beefier lowers... so i bought the RE 4.5 in superflex kit and subed in the 3.5s, so i got all control arms an adj front trackbar, also added rear t/b... so for a bit more $ i got alot more product...worth considering
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i would go long arm i had a short arm kit in my jeep for a while and hated it it rode like crap i got the re upgrade to the long arms on my tj and it is a flex monster
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i currently have a short arm on my TJ. i hate it. rides like crap binds like a SOB. go long arm.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They're more money than the Rusty's, but I love my Currie short arms. My Jeep is my DD and there are no added vibes from having the dual JJ's instead of a bushing on one end.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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