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Old 07-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Control Arms

I have the 1.5inch OldManEmu lift and am now looking to upgrade my control arms for added comfort on the road

I am Suspensionally Challenged - So forgive me if im not making sense lol

any ideas for a decent priced brand of control arms


I dont do rock climbing, just trail riding and an occasional hill climb

THanks in advance

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Old 07-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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For your needs, stock arms will do just fine. Unless there's more to your rig than the OME springs and shocks, you don't need adjustability in the arms, nor do you need more durability and misalignment.

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Old 07-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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I have the 1.5inch OldManEmu lift and am now looking to upgrade my control arms for added comfort on the road

I am Suspensionally Challenged - So forgive me if im not making sense lol

any ideas for a decent priced brand of control arms

I dont do rock climbing, just trail riding and an occasional hill climb

THanks in advance
Savvy offroad, Rokmen, Currie. All good arms with JJ's on both ends. All of those brands will be ~$300-325 shipped without a discount. It's hard to beat a CA with JJ's on both ends.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Savvy offroad, Rokmen, Currie. All good arms with JJ's on both ends. All of those brands will be ~$300-325 shipped without a discount. It's hard to beat a CA with JJ's on both ends.
I'm all for that recommendation but I'm also being realistic about the OP's setup and usage. If he wants to get a full set of arms, they'll cost closer to $1000. Obviously the durability and improved suspension feel and control of Currie JJ's are worth it to many, including me, but I doubt he has any interest in spending that kind of money when it's just not needed. I wouldn't recommend he bothers spending money on anything else....stick with stock or go with something that uses JJ's.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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stick with stock or go with something that uses JJ's.
That is 100% correct. I used to think that the stamped sheet metal design was just cheap and a tube would have been a better design. Now that I'm more up to speed on how the suspension works I understand why they are stamped sheet metal. They are designed that way so they can twist and flex as the axle articulates in relation to the frame. Tube designs without JJ's (Johnny Joints) put all that torque on the bushings that wear out fast or worse, tear apart the brackets that they are connected to. JJ's would have ran up the cost for a production Jeep and are not needed by most drivers.

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