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Old 03-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Adjustable control arm help

I have adjustable control arms and yesterday my upper controll arm on the passenger side had the bolt fall out. I was trying to get it back in and the only way I could was to adjust the head to make it a bit longer. My question is what's the point of adjustable ones vs non adjustable

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I have adjustable control arms and yesterday my upper controll arm on the passenger side had the bolt fall out. I was trying to get it back in and the only way I could was to adjust the head to make it a bit longer. My question is what's the point of adjustable ones vs non adjustable
The fact that they are adjustable so you can fine tune the suspension geometry. Not trying to be a smart ass.

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The fact that they are adjustable so you can fine tune the suspension geometry. Not trying to be a smart ass.
how is that being a smart a$$ haha thanks for the reply
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how is that being a smart a$$ haha thanks for the reply
No problem. Ha some people on here just get pissy quick. Ha glad I could help!
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The fact that they are adjustable so you can fine tune the suspension geometry.
axle position more so than suspension geometry.
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axle position more so than suspension geometry.
im guessing it was hard to get the control arm back in since it was on the ground and not on a lift? like i said i had to make the arm a bit longer would it of been easier if it was on a lift?
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Good point. Wrong term use there.
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im guessing it was hard to get the control arm back in since it was on the ground and not on a lift? like i said i had to make the arm a bit longer would it of been easier if it was on a lift?
As far as I know, you have to tighten the CA's at ride height. Don't tighten them on a lift as this can cause damage to the joints. Or that's my understanding at least.
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Anybody have links to threads to adjust them?

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