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Unread 02-02-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
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Junkyard Control arm swap

Just a disclaimer Before Anyone mentions long arm kit my jeep is budget and junkyard built. I am not interested in fancy long arm kits

So short story I've got a jeep with 4.5" lift on 35x12.5 grabbers and bushwacker fenders. I opted to do a control arm drop rather than long arms. I used wj LCAs I had laying around and kept the stock uppers. I was hoping the drop would have pushed the axle forward more. The tire rub the fender when I brake moderately hard and turn I want longer arms. I know I can get adjustable for around $300 but I like picking, .....and I'm cheap. Any junkyard arms I can "make" work on the relative ease???

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Unread 02-02-2016, 07:23 PM   #2
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The junkyard thread (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...fit-xj-847303/) mentions that WJ rear LCAs are 2" longer than stock XJ LCAs, and that JK rear UCAs are 1"-2" longer than stock XJ LCAs.

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Unread 02-02-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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As mentioned I used wj lca already. It didn't net what I need
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Unread 02-02-2016, 10:04 PM   #4
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As mentioned I used wj lca already. It didn't net what I need
Re-read more carefully before you dismiss people that are trying to help you....

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Unread 02-03-2016, 12:00 AM   #5
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As mentioned I used wj lca already. It didn't net what I need
Did you use front or rear WJ LCA's?
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Unread 02-03-2016, 04:25 PM   #6
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What length do you want?

...........Lower Control Arms/Upper Control Arms
********Decimal**Fraction**Decimal**Fraction
Stock........15.75.......15 ........15.00........15
2”.............15.92.......16............14.88 .... ...15
3”.............16.09.......16............14.92 .... ...15
4”.............16.33.......16 3/8......15.03........15
4.5”..........16.47.......16 ........15.11........15
5”.............16.62.......16 5/8......15.21........15
6”.............16.97.......17............15.44 .... ...15
7”.............17.36.......17 3/8......15.74........15
8”.............17.81.......17 ........16.09........16
9”.............18.30.......18 ........16.50........16
10”...........18.82.......18 ........16.96.........17
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Unread 02-03-2016, 07:49 PM   #7
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I apologize if I came off that way. That was never my intent I appreciate any and everyone's effort to help.

I talked to my buddy who gave me the control arms he said they were actually fronts and I thought they were rears. They have the bend. So he said he has the rear lowers and will give me those. Jk uppers is good to know I'm curious how the pinion angle be
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Unread 02-04-2016, 03:09 PM   #8
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If you push the axle forward 2" with your lift will you need a new front drive shaft?
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