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Old 04-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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New Control Arms...

Im thinking about buying new control arms as an upgrade to the stock ones I have now. Just looking for anyone who knows if they make a difference as a daily driver and offroad and which ones should I replace first? Front or Rear and upper or lower? And brands and price isn't an issue but not looking for anything over a 4" lift since its a DD.
I have a 2002 4.0L with a 3" lift 1" BL on it now and 33" tires

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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i went ahead and did them all. it's quite a bit cheaper to buy all 8 than buy them a pair at a time. i got them from savvy for 895 plus 45 shipping. as far as which ones to do first it depends on if you're getting any vibes in the front or rear. i needed front lowers the most. oh and definitely get currie adjustable johnny joints.

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i went ahead and did them all. it's quite a bit cheaper to buy all 8 than buy them a pair at a time. i got them from savvy for 895 plus 45 shipping. as far as which ones to do first it depends on if you're getting any vibes in the front or rear. i needed front lowers the most. oh and definitely get currie adjustable johnny joints.
X2 on currie. Buy em all and get a little bit of a break and have the best control arms money can buy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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oh and it makes a hugh difference. it's like driving another vehicle.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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I personally like Clayton's stuff a lot. Run's Currie joints and they are local only about a hour away or so. buy you can't go wrong with good arms with Currie joints
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Buy currie and call it a day. trouble free for thousands of miles.

Savvy offroad, Rokmen, and of course currie sell currie jj's on there arms. All of those companies are top notch.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #7
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its the cheapest if you build em =)
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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its the cheapest if you build em =)
If you're using the stock mounting locations (or mounting locations where "stock length" arms are needed) it's actually not cheaper to build them yourself if you plan on going with Johnny Joints. Until you buy the joints, weld-in bungs, jam nuts, and DOM you've pretty much spent the same amount.
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If you're using the stock mounting locations (or mounting locations where "stock length" arms are needed) it's actually not cheaper to build them yourself if you plan on going with Johnny Joints. Until you buy the joints, weld-in bungs, jam nuts, and DOM you've pretty much spent the same amount.
I'm use'n ballistic joints and square tube, its about half the price of DOM and plenty strong enough... look for my build thread on the CAs in june.
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Another vote for Currie. Or at least another company who uses Currie johnny joints.
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I'm use'n ballistic joints and square tube, its about half the price of DOM and plenty strong enough... look for my build thread on the CAs in june.
Good luck with those Ballistic joints....not known to hold up for shit.
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^^^ took the words out of my mouth right there...

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