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Solerpwr07 04-21-2013 05:56 PM

Fixed Lower Control Arms
 
Hey everyone
A few years ago I bought a used 3" lift for the jeep and some other new equipment to compliment it.

When I bought the used stuff, the seller included these fixed lower control arms. He said they were for a 3" lift, front axle. Don't know the brand

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...psa4a4355f.jpg

The lift has been on for a few years now and i haven't i had a problem. I have the stock control arms, and these have been sitting in the basement.

I got motivated the other day to take them and look at them. Now, when I look at the jeep from side. The axle looks center under the front wheel well. The rear axle however, is closer to the front of the well.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7416c1f2.jpg

Do think I should take the aftermarket arms and install them on the rear axle? I don't have uppers to compliment it and i probably wouldn't run out to buy them either. i don't even know if you can use rear lower CA and front interchangably. Center to center looks to be just short of 16.25"

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...ps98061179.jpg

kg6mov 04-21-2013 06:05 PM

The rear wheel should be slightly forward in the wheel well because in a coil sprung suspension the axle will move up and back rather than straight vertically.

Solerpwr07 04-23-2013 11:00 AM

Makes sense. So leave the controls arms in the basement until something breaks?

Technohead 04-23-2013 11:54 AM

Fixed control arms are useless anyway. Sell them and buy some beer.

Midnightluckey 04-23-2013 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Technohead
Fixed control arms are useless anyway. Sell them and buy some beer.

X2 turn it into something useful.

riot1987 04-23-2013 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solerpwr07 (Post 15327639)
Hey everyone
A few years ago I bought a used 3" lift for the jeep and some other new equipment to compliment it.

When I bought the used stuff, the seller included these fixed lower control arms. He said they were for a 3" lift, front axle. Don't know the brand

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...psa4a4355f.jpg

The lift has been on for a few years now and i haven't i had a problem. I have the stock control arms, and these have been sitting in the basement.

I got motivated the other day to take them and look at them. Now, when I look at the jeep from side. The axle looks center under the front wheel well. The rear axle however, is closer to the front of the well.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7416c1f2.jpg

Do think I should take the aftermarket arms and install them on the rear axle? I don't have uppers to compliment it and i probably wouldn't run out to buy them either. i don't even know if you can use rear lower CA and front interchangably. Center to center looks to be just short of 16.25"

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...ps98061179.jpg

Show a pic of your jeep. Ive never seen that color before. I like it man

Solerpwr07 04-28-2013 08:52 PM

got rid of them. Thanks guys, freed up some space

Here's a pic. It's a Maaco job, with a chysler color...amber something..

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...psb2ec3c83.jpg

yamifj1200 04-28-2013 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solerpwr07 (Post 15361270)
got rid of them. Thanks guys, freed up some space

Here's a pic. It's a Maaco job, with a chysler color...amber something..

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...psb2ec3c83.jpg

Looks good like the color. Looks like Macco did a decent job for you. I just dropped my 97 off yesterday for new paint, hope it looks as good..

Eric M

Midnightluckey 04-30-2013 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solerpwr07
got rid of them. Thanks guys, freed up some space

Here's a pic. It's a Maaco job, with a chysler color...amber something..

Wow that's an awesome color on a Zj. Looks like that color they used to put on tj's.


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