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Old 02-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Rustys control arm system

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Hey guys 2dr jk here i currently have tiny control arms and rusty's appears to be the only place with this design, any opinions appreciated greatly!

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:18 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=i currently have tiny arms

Lol this made laugh.

Anyways. My buddy runs them on his 2 dr jk and he loves them! Hope that helps.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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I have having a set custom made for my 4dr Jk, I will post my opinion once they're installed. They should be ready next week.

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #5
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I have having a set custom made for my 4dr Jk, I will post my opinion once they're installed. They should be ready next week.

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Are they similar to this design?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:00 AM   #6
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[QUOTE="Redjeepmormon"][QUOTE=i currently have tiny arms

Lol this made laugh.

Anyways. My buddy runs them on his 2 dr jk and he loves them! Hope that helps.[/QUOTE]

Did he recieve more axle articulation with them? Compared to normal adjustable arms?
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similar but square tubing instead of round. The fab shop that is building them are using Currie jonny joints and lifetime guarantee. If I break them they'll fix or replace for free. All this for $500 canadian dollars. This is a great price becuase of the shipping and brokage fees I would have had to pay if I ordered from Rusty's. If anyone is intrested in a set I post pictures and contact info for fab shop.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:37 AM   #8
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I have just e-mail the shop asking them to send me some pics of the control arms.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:24 PM   #9
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similar but square tubing instead of round. The fab shop that is building them are using Currie jonny joints and lifetime guarantee. If I break them they'll fix or replace for free. All this for $500 canadian dollars. This is a great price becuase of the shipping and brokage fees I would have had to pay if I ordered from Rusty's. If anyone is intrested in a set I post pictures and contact info for fab shop.
Can you post info and photos please?
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The arms are out being powder coated, the shop will send me pics and I will post them once they are back.
I had seen the lowers when I took the Jeep in so they could take some mesurements for the uppers, these things are HUGE and heavy duty.
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The arms are out being powder coated, the shop will send me pics and I will post them once they are back.
I had seen the lowers when I took the Jeep in so they could take some mesurements for the uppers, these things are HUGE and heavy duty.
Where are they located?
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:53 AM   #13
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here are some pics of the ones I had built.
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Those look nice, whats the benefit of that setup anyway?
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I would like to know as well. Does it allow for better caster adjustment or just more articulation. I may be old school engineering but I would rather have my axle underneath me connected by 4 links to the frame instead of 2.
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I would like to know as well. Does it allow for better caster adjustment or just more articulation. I may be old school engineering but I would rather have my axle underneath me connected by 4 links to the frame instead of 2.
Agreed, it appears to give more articulation though.. Any reinforcements necessary for the lower control
Arm bracket?
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The Rusty's system didn't have any reinforcement so I really don't know if you need them or not.
I had the shop fab up some gussets (those are the triangles in the picture) for the lower brackets, a little added stength can't hurt. All this for $500. Welding on the gussets will be extra.
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The Rusty's system didn't have any reinforcement so I really don't know if you need them or not.
I had the shop fab up some gussets (those are the triangles in the picture) for the lower brackets, a little added stength can't hurt. All this for $500. Welding on the gussets will be extra.
Id really like to know how it rides after the modification
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I would be putting them on righ now but I'm down with strep throat. I should have them on by the end of this coming week.
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I would be putting them on righ now but I'm down with strep throat. I should have them on by the end of this coming week.
Let us know!
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I'm now feeling better so I got the arms on yesterday. It took about 1.5 hrs to put them on. The hardest part was the passenger side upper control arm bolt, you need to cut it to get it out.
I noticed a huge differance in how the Jeep feel while driving, the best way I can descibe it is you don't feel like you alway having to steer the Jeep. The steering feels more responsive? It's hard to descibe. It is however better. I glad I did it, the next test will be to see how it will flex.
I'm glad I did it and would recommend it base I my first impressions.
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I'm now feeling better so I got the arms on yesterday. It took about 1.5 hrs to put them on. The hardest part was the passenger side upper control arm bolt, you need to cut it to get it out.
I noticed a huge differance in how the Jeep feel while driving, the best way I can descibe it is you don't feel like you alway having to steer the Jeep. The steering feels more responsive? It's hard to descibe. It is however better. I glad I did it, the next test will be to see how it will flex.
I'm glad I did it and would recommend it base I my first impressions.
Thank you! Pictures of your new arms? Interestingly enough i saw a tj with them today

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