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Old 09-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Sye and adjustable control arms question

So I put my 4" rough country lift on and I've been researching about the sye and I want to reduce my driveline vibrations and put my skid plate where it belongs. Do I need the adjustable control arms or is this a luxury? From what I'm seeing it seems like I should have just saved for the long arm kit with the price of the control arms just themselves they want what I paid for the whole lift.. If I can just get the driveshaft and sye and it will help I can afford to do that now but if the arms are a must I will just save for the whole new skided out lift w the adjustables included. Any help is appreciated

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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you will need the control arms, at very least adjustable uppers. also rear track bar relocator bracket with the correct angle for cv. also a sye and shaft

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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The rear track bar bracket comes with the lift already I remember installing one at least I'm hoping it wouldn't need a different one
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A fixed yoke/double cardan drive shaft will do nothing for you if the pinion angle isn't correct. So yes, you need a way to rotate the housing and the only feasible way to do that is adjustable control arms. Good arms aren't cheap and neither is doing anything correctly so if you want to get rid of that stock belly skid, you're gonna spend some money.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #5
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The rear track bar bracket comes with the lift already I remember installing one at least I'm hoping it wouldn't need a different one
Already stated... Adj CA's are a must with a SYE/CV combo. Uppers at a minimum, lowers are highly recommended.

There are two styles... one standard (straight ) and one angled for rear CV shaft. I am certain the one that came with your kit is straight.

Currie, JKS and RE sell the angled rear CV track bar bracket

Also... you may want to look into rear shock relocator brackets for the axle. When you rotate the pinion up for the driveline, your lower shock mounts get pushed under as well.... this puts your shock tube into the spring bucket of the axle.

So you understand the difference in the track bar brackets.. it compensates for the axle rotation allowing your track bar to better realign with the frame side:

Here is the standard bracket from RE ( RE1603 )



Here is the angled CV bracket from RE ( RE 1602 )

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Old 09-15-2012, 02:08 AM   #6
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Just letting you guys know that I regret putting my lift on now because I'm saving for a long arm kit. I didn't realize exactly what I was doing but you gotta make mistakes to learn from them. Instead of just spending the couple hundred on adjustable control arms themselves il get a lift with them and most things I need already. Can someone please post a lift they can recommend. I want 4-5" long arm kit must have all 8 adjustable control arms and skid plate would be nice too just because I know il want it in the future. Any help would be great I would like to know my 13 day work weeks are being put towards something I want. Is rough country's long arm kit better than their short 4"?
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Regardless of arm length, you can buy crap or you can buy good stuff. Just thinking that longer arms will magically cure everything you're unhappy with is ignorant. Before you go and spend MORE money on parts you don't truly understand, I'd recommend educating yourself and making a better decision next time around.
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Regardless of arm length, you can buy crap or you can buy good stuff. Just thinking that longer arms will magically cure everything you're unhappy with is ignorant. Before you go and spend MORE money on parts you don't truly understand, I'd recommend educating yourself and making a better decision next time around.
Yeah I'm seeing that I made a mistake and learned from it an now I am asking questions I want answers too. I have been researching too I just figured asking what a good kit is is a good question.. Instead of spending 500 on adjustable arms if rather just get a new kit for many other reasons, another one being I want the skid plate and shock relocators and sye. It took you a lot of time to write something negative instead of just suggesting something I may not have known or looked in to. It's clear I've made a mistake by now I was eager to lift my vehicle and It's a fun ride but now I want the bells and whistles so that means upgrading to a long arm in my eyes
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've made a mistake by now I was eager to lift my vehicle and It's a fun ride but now I want the bells and whistles so that means upgrading to a long arm in my eyes
And what he's trying to tell you is that simply slapping a long arm kit on isn't going to solve any problems or make things magically better. You need to do some research on things. You'll never buy a kit that has 100% everything you need, so forget that. Figure out what you want and go from there.

Most of the long arm "kits" make too many sacrifices to be considered worth installing. You'll most likely end up with something thats only purpose is to look good at the mall.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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I want the bells and whistles so that means upgrading to a long arm in my eyes
You're not getting it man. Think deeper.....if those arms mount in a fashion to give you very poor geometry (like most do) and use junky joints/bushings (like most do) then how are you upgrading? If you "want all the bells and whistles" then learn what makes the difference between a good suspension and a bad one. Arm length literally doesn't even enter that equation.

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