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Old 12-30-2015, 11:14 AM
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Control arm question

Okay so after doing research i now know what control arms are for, correct me if i am am wring but they are to correct any angle misalignment due to lift. I will be purchasing a 2.5" OME suspension kit witn 1.25" body lift. One kit comes with adj control arms and the other comes without and they both function propoerly as i have read reviews on both so my question is do i need the adj. control arms?

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Old 12-30-2015, 11:35 AM   #2
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you dont NEED them but they will help with axle angles, give this a look,
specifically the section called '"Do I need control arms? "'
ME, i went with them, if you dont have the money right now you can also add them in later.

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This ^^

Front uppers or lowers help with caster.
Rear uppers help with pinion angle (2 door)
All 8 arms position the axles for/aft, correct caster and pinion.

2.5" only requires front lowers or uppers for caster. OME uses cam bolts which work but imo are not ideal.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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Don't get involved in the Cam bolt BS . Get a good set of lower front adjustable arms and you will be fine. You can then adjust your Caster to exactly what is needed. Caster is to important to leave any on the table .The other benefit is having better bushing/joints on the ends of the important lower front arms like a Currie Johnny Joint . They hold your front axle more firmly in place for improved on road characteristics. They flex as far or more than any other joint on the market. You want to use parts that are very good so you can build on them not replace them later when you learn and mod even more like most of us .
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