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Old 01-27-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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3.5" lift vs. Control Arms

I currently am running a 3.5" BDS lift on 35's on a Rubicon. It drives straight as an arrow no wobble.

Will I benefit from adjustable control arms? If so, because of budget I can not buy all 8 at once, maybe 2 or 4 at a time. Which should I start out with, if I need them? Front lowers, rear lowers, etc? I have no idea....

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:57 PM   #2
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If it drives nice...why would you change anything?

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:16 PM   #3
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If it drives nice...why would you change anything?

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Wouldn't you get better flex? Maybe I am over thinking this...
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:39 PM   #4
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1)Adjustable control arms can get your alignment back to stock settings and help with pinion angle
2)Flex (depending on the end joints) Currie Johnny joints or Metalcloak Duroflex
3)Slightly more maintenance as well since you have to make sure the adjustable jam nuts are tight and lube the joints here and there
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
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I would start with lower fronts to fine tune caster and upper rears to help with pinion angle until all 4 sets can be obtained.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:14 PM   #6
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At 3.5 lift, if it drives good, leave it alone. If you go with more lift plan on buying the CA's. You'll need them then.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:36 PM   #7
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Great! thank you for the info.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:03 PM   #8
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I guess until you have real good set of arms installed you don't know how much better things can be . I thought mine drove good until I got a set of Currie front lowers . I then laughed at what I thought I new before I installed them . Like they say sometimes you don't know , what you don't know .

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