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Old 05-18-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Are these control arms any good?

Don't know anything about control arms but I am told I need to get front upper and lower adjustable control arms to fix my Jeep's wobble. Since I've tried EVERYTHING else, I guess the next step would be to cave and look at gettin some. I found these on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TJ-ZJ...QQcmdZViewItem


Can anyone tell me if these are any good. Its a good price from what I have seen. I just don't want to put on something that is poor quality. Thanks.

What about these too. Around the same price.

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/adv...e+control+arms

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Ummm...no.

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Old 05-18-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
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Those appear to be clones of the junk first-generation control arm from Tera, and similar to ProComp's. I wouldn't touch them.
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Yeah, I'm not feelin those CA's either Rubi. The ones that you posted from Jason's site are Nth and they do make some fairly quality products.

Check out these adjustable shorts arms from Rock Krawler. A wheelin buddy here had the same problem you have and he picked up a set of adjustable front lowers from Joe to give him more castor. Cleared everything right up.

http://www.rockkrawler.com/images/RKTJ40SAFS_03.jpg
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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Well I wouldn't buy but they gotta better than stock. I hear good things about the JKS control arms, you otta just get a long arm conversion
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Those are pretty crappy looking. For the money you can get a set of rusty's cheaper.

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=ARMS
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:05 AM   #7
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Ok....I have the CA's on Rockkrawler.com and the ones on rustysoffroad. Which are better. Price is pretty similar.

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Sorry for the ignorance but what would this entail? If this option would be best and wouldn't cost too much more, then maybe this would be the best option for me.


And thank you to everyone that has helped me out this far with replies to my problems, it is very much appreciated.....you guys are great.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:22 AM   #8
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Man, you go long arm and you are going to double what you've already spent and potentially open yourself up to more issues. Like I said above I have a buddy that is running 3.5 inches of lift on 35's with his Rubicon and was getting some fairly nasty DW. Joe and him talked about it and then put in adjustable lower ca's to give him more caster and that cleared things up big time.

I wish you were closer to Phoenix or I would've had you come over and we'd figure it out without you spending all of that money. That was truly not any of our intentions.

I personally lean towards the RK setup. All of their CA's are solid steel and not tubing. Some people like to take weight out, but I'm of the school that the more solid the better.
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The RK arms look nice. However before you go and spend the money on that... what is the current caster setting?
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #10
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The RK arms look nice. However before you go and spend the money on that... what is the current caster setting?
I do not know my caster setting.....I will call the shop when they open on Monday to find this out. I know that they put in the excentrics and said that they did not give them enough, therefore I would need the adjustable control arms.



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I personally lean towards the RK setup. All of their CA's are solid steel and not tubing. Some people like to take weight out, but I'm of the school that the more solid the better.
You are talking about the Front Upper High Misalignment/Adjustable Control Arms for TJ's lifted 0 to 4 inches for $125 and the Front Lower High Misalignment/Adjustable Control Arms for $199 that are listed on rockkrawler.com correct?
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My lowers are fixed and I have no problems, I just have adjustable uppers to set the pinion angles.
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I am told that I need both the upper and lower. the ones on Rusty's Offroad look pretty strong and the price seems on the lower end. Just got in from a spin through town and now the wobble was worse . I think I may order these Monday morning and have them shipped fast so I can take it to the shop mid week. God help me if this doesn't fix it.


Oh and I measured my toe. I am getting about the same measurement in the front of the front tires as the back of the front tires. I can't budge my tie rod so I guess I will have to take it somewhere. I will have the toe set to between 1/8 and 1/16 inches and have the tires checked to see if they are balanced. Any other suggestions?
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Rubi, The toe being straight isn't going to cause your DW, I actually have mine set between 0 and 1/8.

I tell you what, Give Joe a call at the shop on Monday morning before you order anything. Tell him what you've been seeing and see if the two of you can come to some conclusions on what you might need to order.
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Rubi, The toe being straight isn't going to cause your DW, I actually have mine set between 0 and 1/8.

I tell you what, Give Joe a call at the shop on Monday morning before you order anything. Tell him what you've been seeing and see if the two of you can come to some conclusions on what you might need to order.
Ok, is Joe the guy at from Rockkrawler?
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im using nth upper ca's front and rear and set caster to 5 degrees and didnt get any DW they where 150 a pair from 4x4groupbuy
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Thanks. Just started getting wobbling at about 43 mph, so I'm gettin the tires balanced monday morning. We'll see if that helps.
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I'm in need of new control arms as well. Everyone is saying that they are bad but i don't know why... Has anybody experienced any difficulties with them or are you guys giving your opinions?
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I'm in need of new control arms as well. Everyone is saying that they are bad but i don't know why... Has anybody experienced any difficulties with them or are you guys giving your opinions?
Which ones are you referring to?
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he is referring to the control arms that RUBICONVICT is asking if there any good.
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I'm in need of new control arms as well. Everyone is saying that they are bad but i don't know why... Has anybody experienced any difficulties with them or are you guys giving your opinions?
They just aren't very beefy, and for the money there are better options out there.
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Rubi, The toe being straight isn't going to cause your DW, I actually have mine set between 0 and 1/8.

I tell you what, Give Joe a call at the shop on Monday morning before you order anything. Tell him what you've been seeing and see if the two of you can come to some conclusions on what you might need to order.

I took your advice and called Joe. He set me up with front lower adjustable control arms. I should receive them in a couple days and hopefully have them on by this weekend. If this cures my DW I will be the happiest man alive.
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Do you guys think that the LCA's will fix my prob?
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Sounds like it should, even if not its a very good investment.
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Yes I strongly feel that Adjustable LCA's will fix your DW problem.

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