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Old 11-24-2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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Adjustable CA's question!

I eventually want new control arms, but 1000 bucks is not in the budget any time soon!! I was wondering if i could buy and install them one set at a time. Also I know the brands everyone recommends, but should I put all adjustables, or put like fixed uppers and adjustable lowers?? Thanks for everyone's opinion!!

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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i would save some money and then buy a set of 8 adj. CAs because buying a set is cheaper.
i´ll install these ones when i´ve enough money:
http://www.tellico4x4.com/product_in...ducts_id/29981

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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Thanks Nico!! I will definitely keep these in mind!! Anyone have any experience with daystar products that could give me some insight??
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Thanks Nico!! I will definitely keep these in mind!! Anyone have any experience with daystar products that could give me some insight??
poly bushings usually have no business in control arms. From my personal experience I've noticed that poly bushings wear out very fast and don't hold onto the joint as well which can cause problems. I've replaced quite a few tera flex and fabtech control arms with a good quality rubber bushing control arm.

I'm sure you know which control arms I prefer. And yes, you can replace each set of control arms at a time. If you replace one set with a set of adjustable control arms they can be the exact same length. So you aren't really changing anything.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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I'm sure you know which control arms I prefer.
a friend had JKS adj. CAs in his 4 TJs (he works as an offroad instructor in an offroad park). the threads were worn out after 80-100 hours off the road. you could move the front axle about 1/4 millimeter fore and back because of the worn out threads. that made an annoying noise off the road and on the road.
now he has the daystar CAs and there isn´t a problem after another 100 hours off the road.
that´s why i will buy the daystar CAs.

please tell me if there are some CAs that work like the daystar CAs but that don´t have poly bushings. then i´d prefer them.
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There are some Rubicon Express control arms that use a builder ball at one end and a rubber bushing at the other. They call them the superflex 2 or something equally dumb. I had this same setup on my long arms and never had a problem.

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I don't know about the JKS control arm problem your friend had. If they were subject to a manufacturers defect I know Jim at JKS would proudly trade them in. How long ago did your friend purchase those arms? JKS products constantly go through a rigorous upgrade process. If there is a problem it gets fixed. The new JKS control arms are almost indestructible. If their old design fails I've seen it countless times where the customer gets an upgrade.

Either or, my friend who has had JKS control arms on his cherokee for 60k+ miles has zero issues. They receive grease after every run and are well maintained.

My other friend has had his JKS control arms on his TJ for 3 years. He had a problem with a rear upper but nothing related to the threads. It was warrantied. The other arms are still in tact. He split the housing that holds the bushing. He received a brand new set with a thicker housing.

Same way on my wifes jeep. When I lube the front end I hit all the control arms with a moly lube and I've had zero issues with them. That is one of the last parts I ever think about. That is all a good reason to go with a company that stands behind their products. If they do fail because of their problem then it gets fixed properly. Check out the RE arms. They are a good product as well.
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he bought the JKS CAs only a few month after they were released and after so many people said that the JKS CAs are the best you can buy.

are you sure that JKS changed the design and that the new CAs are better? i like the idea of CAs that spin while flexing. but after my friends problems i didn´t want to buy them. a german jeep magazine wrote about my friends problems and now all german jeepers think that the JKS CAs are xxxx...

i already have JKS discos, rear end links and adj. trackbars and i like them.
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he bought the JKS CAs only a few month after they were released and after so many people said that the JKS CAs are the best you can buy.

are you sure that JKS changed the design and that the new CAs are better? i like the idea of CAs that spin while flexing. but after my friends problems i didn´t want to buy them. a german jeep magazine wrote about my friends problems and now all german jeepers think that the JKS CAs are xxxx...

i already have JKS discos, rear end links and adj. trackbars and i like them.
Yes I am positive about the upgrades to the JKS control arms. I'd really hope you don't just take my word for it. There are plenty of testimonies to JKS and their products across the board. You should search them out and find out why I am so biased!

I know of 6 specific upgrades that JKS has done to their adjustable control arms. In my opinion, they are the best short adjustable control arm you can purchase. There are no down sides other than cost. LOL!
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Im curious what benefits from using adj. CA?
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Im curious what benefits from using adj. CA?

everything. Correct pinion angles, correct caster angles, adjustability if you change ride heights, better articulation, better ride, tons more safe over stock control arms. Tons of plus sides to adjustable control arms.

Most only get into them when they have to. Once you go past a certain height you need a slip yoke eliminator to dial out vibes. You have to clock the rear pinion up when you install the SYE kit.

This is reason enough for me.



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if the JKS CAs became better during the last months/years then they are my first choice.
but they are xxxxxxx expensive.
is there a special offer for all 8 CAs for a special price?

how big is the difference to the RE CAs? they cost about 50-100$ less a pair.
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everything. Correct pinion angles, correct caster angles, adjustability if you change ride heights, better articulation, better ride, tons more safe over stock control arms. Tons of plus sides to adjustable control arms.

Most only get into them when they have to. Once you go past a certain height you need a slip yoke eliminator to dial out vibes. You have to clock the rear pinion up when you install the SYE kit.

This is reason enough for me.



I could not have said it better. Mr. Clifford is right on the money.
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that on the pics are the old TJ stock CAs.
my 2006 CAs look different in the fornt and the rear:

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so are adjustable rear CA's required with a SYE/ CV upgrade??
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adj. upper rear CAs are minimum for a SYE/CV upgrade.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #16
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So I guess that need to be the first set I try to get. Anyone know the best place to find a full set of JKS and a price?? I hate to call around and bother everybody especially since I can't buy anything right now.
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Call Joe and see what he says. But yes, if you are only going to get one set at a time, Rear Uppers would be the first if your getting an SYE.

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