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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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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



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.



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"



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Unread 04-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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Makes sense. So leave the controls arms in the basement until something breaks?
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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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Fixed control arms are useless anyway. Sell them and buy some beer.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Fixed control arms are useless anyway. Sell them and buy some beer.
X2 turn it into something useful.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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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



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.



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"

Show a pic of your jeep. Ive never seen that color before. I like it man
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
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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..

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Unread 04-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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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..

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..

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Unread 04-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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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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