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Old 02-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Anybody have an opinion on the daystar complete set of adjustable upper and lower arms

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I have asked that question as well but didn't hear anything. Hope you have better luck than I did. I have been looking at these as well just in case I need them after my lift goes on.

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Anybody have an opinion on the daystar complete set of adjustable upper and lower arms
Are you looking at pairing them with a specific lift...either one you already have, or one you're planning to buy?

Also, a link to the product would be helpful.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
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looking at pairing it with RE 3.5 kit. the kit is springs, ft trac bar, brake lines, disconnects, and rr bracket, but no arms or shocks. 4wheelparts sells a control arm kit from daystar that is all 8 arms, all adjustable for $900.Daystar Control Arms - Suspension Link Arm - Suspension Components - Lift Kits, Suspensions and Shocks - by 4 Wheel Parts
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looking at pairing it with RE 3.5 kit. the kit is springs, ft trac bar, brake lines, disconnects, and rr bracket, but no arms or shocks. 4wheelparts sells a control arm kit from daystar that is all 8 arms, all adjustable for $900.Daystar Control Arms - Suspension Link Arm - Suspension Components - Lift Kits, Suspensions and Shocks - by 4 Wheel Parts
That costs more than some complete lifts. You don't need all 8 control arms to be adjustable, either. They're needed only to adjust your Jeep's caster to a +4º ~ +6º setting after the lift install. Lowers in front and uppers in back will do the job. You can use the extra $$ to buy new shocks.
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Extra money????? Yeeehawww. Thats good advice. The guys at 4wheelparts said get either uppers or lowers, no need to have both also. Well then I'll get the good currie band then
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Unless you're going for very HD rock crawling--stick with the front lowers (adj) only and Currie's are someof the best !

Get (adj), so you can set your caster to AT LEAST +5° and that won't jeopardize the pinion angle !!

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #9
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I just installed Terraflex adjustable lower front control arms and have to say they are some beefy overbuilt SOB's. The articulating knuckle is the size of a baseball.

David at Northridge 4x4 reccomended them for my long travel kit.
Shipped them to me wednesday arrived Thursday. Took all of 20 mintues to install. Flex great, track straight.
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Angry Jimbox, U and kbwwolf..........

........... need to open up a "lift-shop", and I'll be the 1st customer

Here where I live, there ain't much My shop cannot seem to adjust my new R-adj trackbar! Got a 2nd appt this Thursday, so they can try again
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........... need to open up a "lift-shop", and I'll be the 1st customer

Here where I live, there ain't much My shop cannot seem to adjust my new R-adj trackbar! Got a 2nd appt this Thursday, so they can try again
You only need to adjust the tb if your axle is off-center.

What brand tb is it, by the way, W?
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You only need to adjust the tb if your axle is off-center.

What brand tb is it, by the way, W?
U are correct!

Centering the rear, after the 2" spacer lift is why I had the R-adj trackbar installed! It appeared centered after the adj-bar was installed.

Now, it is off-center toward the passenger side, again, as it was prior to the new bar being installed.

Thursday, it goes back for a re-adjustment

I do not remember the brand, not does the sale/install receipt list a brand (it does have greaseable ends)
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Willee, just tellem to make the new bar 1/4" LONGER, than the stocker !!

Measurements aren't a SCIENCE with jeeps--

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U are correct!

Centering the rear, after the 2" spacer lift is why I had the R-adj trackbar installed! It appeared centered after the adj-bar was installed.

Now, it is off-center toward the passenger side, again, as it was prior to the new bar being installed.

Thursday, it goes back for a re-adjustment

I do not remember the brand, not does the sale/install receipt list a brand (it does have greaseable ends)
Well, if they got it centered once, they should be able to do it again. I hope!
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question wolf.... a shop that sells AEV stuff today told me that AEV lift kits don't come with adjustable control arms because the factory ones last longer and can be used even with a 4.5 inch lift with bracketry. they really poo pooed the RE kits saying that company went out of business and was bought out by pro-comp, so in effect RE components are just rebadged pro comp stuff. interesting??
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question wolf.... a shop that sells AEV stuff today told me that AEV lift kits don't come with adjustable control arms because the factory ones last longer and can be used even with a 4.5 inch lift with bracketry. they really poo pooed the RE kits saying that company went out of business and was bought out by pro-comp, so in effect RE components are just rebadged pro comp stuff. interesting??
I believe that's true...I also think that 4wheel parts might actually own the RE brand, and therefore may be trying to sell you their in-house kit. I'm not 100% sure about the ownership thing, though...

The AEV kits are different in a lot of respects, but also cost a lot more than many lift kits.

Is there a specific reason you're looking for a 3.5" lift? With something like that, you're probably gonna need at least a new front driveshaft.

I looked at your profile, but it doesn't list any of your Jeep info. What year, what model, and do you have a 2-door or 4-door?
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Mmmm I'll need to update my info. Stock 08 Jk ul sahara 6 speed. 3.5-4.5 is the function and look I'm going for. Yes, front shaft will need addressed. With AEV kit maybe some ft lower ca's, not sure how the dynamics of their kits work yet. Just want to get ALL the info and make the best informed decision before I drop 2 g's on a lift

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