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MoA 03-29-2008 10:43 AM

custom short control arms
 
i know most aftermarket lcas are 16'' and i plan on making them adjustable from 16-17'' hole to hole..

but what about the upper cas?

MR.CLIFFORD 03-29-2008 10:48 AM

Stanley makes a whole line of tools readily available at your local walmart and they are usually cheap.

http://thisoldhouse.typepad.com/hard...ges/xtreme.jpg

MoA 03-29-2008 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 212655)
Stanley makes a whole line of tools readily available at your local walmart and they are usually cheap.

http://thisoldhouse.typepad.com/hard...ges/xtreme.jpg

lol i got that same exact measuring tape =D but that requires going outside and measuring my stock arms.. im trying to make aftermarket ones that are a bit longer.. i just dont know how big they need to be

MR.CLIFFORD 03-29-2008 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by MoA (Post 212660)
lol i got that same exact measuring tape =D but that requires going outside and measuring my stock arms.. im trying to make aftermarket ones that are a bit longer.. i just dont know how big they need to be

Hard to say on your application. That's why I encouraged you to measure for yourself. If I tell you your upper control arms need to be 57" long and you make them that long then who is to blame? Me for telling you wrong or you for listening?

It really is tough to say how much adjustability each lift needs. Best case scenario is to build in enough adjustment that your control arms will grow with you. For instance, my 4 adjustable control arms grow 5" in length. And again, which end do you plan to work on? Front or rear? Do you need to rotate the pinion angle in the future? That all plays a role in how long your control arms need to be. :)

MoA 03-29-2008 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 212669)
Hard to say on your application. That's why I encouraged you to measure for yourself. If I tell you your upper control arms need to be 57" long and you make them that long then who is to blame? Me for telling you wrong or you for listening?

It really is tough to say how much adjustability each lift needs. Best case scenario is to build in enough adjustment that your control arms will grow with you. For instance, my 4 adjustable control arms grow 5" in length. And again, which end do you plan to work on? Front or rear? Do you need to rotate the pinion angle in the future? That all plays a role in how long your control arms need to be. :)

you got that pic of your jeep with the angles on it?

MR.CLIFFORD 03-29-2008 11:53 AM

This one?

http://thedoubleduke.com/pics/Jeep/breakover.gif

Triple88a 03-29-2008 01:10 PM

Mr C why are you getting rid of ur control arms?

MoA 03-29-2008 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 212679)

yep thanks.. that will help me out alot =d

Triple88a 03-29-2008 01:22 PM

I just measured my stock control arms and they are exactly 15 3/4" from center of bolt hole to center of bolt hole.

MR.CLIFFORD 03-29-2008 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 212702)
Mr C why are you getting rid of ur control arms?

Already sold them. I'm going to make up some custom control arms that aren't straight. I want some higher clearance stuff. If it works out I'm going to ditch the front lower control arms as well. My lower control arms are 2" .500 walled DOM and I already bent one of them. :D

Triple88a 03-29-2008 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 212709)
I already bent one of them. :D

there is ur high clearance "bent" :wavey:

MR.CLIFFORD 03-29-2008 01:49 PM

I'm talking really high clearance. Like the old Nth degree control arms.


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