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Old 11-26-2014, 10:55 AM
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Did I screw something up by jacking at the control arm?

Puns aside - when installing my wheels, I found the lower control arm mount to be a convenient place to stick the pad of my floor jack. Pretty sure that was wrong and it's supposed to be at the axle point right in front of it, not on the arm itself below the bolt. Did I/could I have screwed anything up? Should I check for anything?

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Doubtful. I use those all the time if I just need to raise one side at a time.

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Old 11-26-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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Not to worry, Lower control arm brackets are very tough to damage. Mine have hit rocks pretty hard and have the scuffs to prove it. And I too have used them to jack up the jeep.
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Doubtful. I use those all the time if I just need to raise one side at a time. Bob K.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:53 PM
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Good info, thanks folks.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:29 PM   #6
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Wait a minute guys....yes you damaged it! Now you must forfeit your jeep to me! LOL



Nah, it's fine.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:14 AM   #7
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If you used the bracket, you should be fine. If you used the arm itself you could have bent it or damaged the bushing.
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I tweaked my mount slightly jacking under it. I did not have the jack fully under it and all the weight was on one side. Not a big deal IMO

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