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Old 05-11-2008, 02:02 PM   #31
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:27 PM   #32
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Okay, I got the control arms off, Not too bad. BTW, sorry for starting a feud about this post. Okay, next, am I a complete moron? Im tryin to put the new arms on and they dont fit. Obviously they are longer with the bend. I tried jackin up the body and also droppin the axle and no luck. i cant get them to go in. What do I do? I probly shouldnt be drinkin while doin this, its hurtin my brain.

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I just think you havent gotten enough to drink thats all, otherwise it would have been done by now. They are longer yes.. you pull the axle outwards and you put the bolt in there. With a little bit of force they will go in there. Do them one at a time.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #34
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Yeah I can get about a hlf inch of play from the axle, and I need about 3. What the hell am I missing here? There has got to be an easier way.
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3"? how long are your new control arms? jeez.

again, what lift kit did you get?
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:09 PM   #36
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rough country 4" kit. If I could find a place to pry I think I could get it but....
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:16 PM   #37
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the basic kit with the fixed control arms or the other adjustable arms? put them next to eachother stock next to RC arm. the rc should be only about half an inch longer.

The little angle thingy goes on the bottom by the axle.




here is how the bracket goes
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:16 PM   #38
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ive read people used a winch or come-along to pull the axle forward to be able to put the new control arms in..

if you dont have either than i dunno =p
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I just forced it and it worked. I think i've seen people use the stock jack to push it out too. I installed the frame side FIRST and then pulled the axle forward and put in the bolt for the axle.


I had hell of a time getting the bolt on the drivers side out though since i think the bolt was in the way of the brake or something, dont remember exactly.
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Yeah, I just measured both the stock and the RC and the RC is a little longer. I think I know what happened. i just put the stock ones back up to see if they would line up and they dont, so the axle must have moved back alot. It seems like it is bottom heavy and it kind of rolled or twisted back just enough to make the arms hard to bolt up. so Im gonna have to figure out how to pull it back out.
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(Cough) put the stock pitman arm back on (Cough)
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:23 PM   #42
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The pitman arm is not the problem, because I dont even have the drag link bolted onto it yet.
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The pitman arm is not the problem, because I dont even have the drag link bolted onto it yet.
He's not saying the Pitman arm is the cause of the control arm problem, he's just suggesting you put the OE Pitman arm back on while you're working on the TJ so you don't get bump steer.
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I agree, I will do that but right now, Im trying to correct the axle/control arm problem. Its drivin me nuts.
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Alright timmy, what do you have connected so far? is everything taken apart? your springs in or what? Have some one help you out by pressing on the axle. Also as i said which side do you have connected now? axle or chassis?
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I have the drag link and trac bar disconnected. The springs are in. right now I have the arms bolted on to the frame, but I tried both ways. It seems like the pass. side axle wont budge. BTW, I dont need 3", about 1".
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I have the drag link and trac bar disconnected. The springs are in. right now I have the arms bolted on to the frame, but I tried both ways. It seems like the pass. side axle wont budge. BTW, I dont need 3", about 1".
I used a ratchet strap to move the axle whatever direction was needed. They are cheap.

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