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Old 04-13-2014, 11:21 AM
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Control Arms??

Anyone use the RC adjustable control arms? Thoughts? Likes dislikes??

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #2
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Personally I would use MC, CURRIE, or RK. Joints with a proven track record.
Are you looking for a full set or just for angle correction ie caster/pinion ?

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Agree with Kjeeper -- RC has a bad reputation. I'd go with another company. I have an RK lift, but any of the other companies mentioned would be fine.
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I'm looking for angle correction... Currently running a 2.5 Teraflex lift.. And 1.25 Teraflex body lift.. I went to a jeep shop and they told me the factory control arms are pretty solid. The only thing I would really need is the control arm brackets to fix the geometry
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I'm looking for angle correction... Currently running a 2.5 Teraflex lift.. And 1.25 Teraflex body lift.. I went to a jeep shop and they told me the factory control arms are pretty solid. The only thing I would really need is the control arm brackets to fix the geometry
Are you wheeling it? Your profile isn't filled out, so can't tell what your build is...

If you're wheeling it, I would avoid the relocation brackets because they can get bent/damaged. I'd go with actual control arms. If you don't wheel it, the brackets should be fine, less expensive than CA's.

Your TF lift didn't come with any CA's? Front lower CA's and a track bar are a good place to start.
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Check my profile/threads. I posted about both AEV and Rancho brackets.

Kind of impressed... A shop recommending a decent fix not cam bolts

Like mentioned, they do hang a little low and can get caught up on rocks. A friend runs them, wheels and has no issues. Depends on the lines chosen. Anyways ... The Rancho brackets IMO are more solid and compact. Here's a couple pics

There's a link in my thread for $127
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The joints on the CAs make a big difference in longevity and performance. That is where you will notice the difference between the budget the quality CAs. I would also add Clayton to the list that JKeeper mentioned above. All of them are high quality.
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I'm also looking to correct some geometry with my TF 2.5-inch coil lift. I love the lift, but the steering gets a little flighty on me at times. I'm also looking at upgrading to 35s in the next year or so (currently running 32ish tires) and want to try and correct any suspension issues that larger tires may cause.

I know the install of CAs isn't hard, but how difficult is it to dial them in? Is there a recommended length and you just dial that in and install and done? I also noticed that no one has mentioned Teraflex arms...are they not good? Thanks.
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There is preset lengths in the install instructions, however, every Jeep is different so you will have to tinker with the lengths a bit. Teraflex's control arms are fine, they are just kind of expenses versus the other quality brands, like Rock Krawler.

OP as for the RC control arms, their joints are crappy and they aren't as beefy as some of the better brands.

I can set either of you up with some control arms.

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I also noticed that no one has mentioned Teraflex arms...are they not good?
i helped a buddy install a set of Teraflex front lower adjustable arms a couple months ago. i can say they are definetly big, beefy and heavy. the joints are simple to rebuild too (he blew the seal out of one before installing by packing to much grease in, so i rebuilt it for him.) ive never seen another set of adjustables up close to compare them to though
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I've run a set of Teraflex rear uppers for the last year & a half with no issues so far. Just gotta remember to grease em.
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Anyone use the RC adjustable control arms? Thoughts? Likes dislikes??
I run them with no issues. I wheel lightly though. They work for me.
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Just lowers, 231/8 is a common setting w/ 2.5-3" of lift on a jk

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