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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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I just replaced the whole arm with moogs from rock auto. The uppers are a bit different in the front since the bushing is in the axle. They don't see nearly as much stress as the lowers do though.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 12:35 AM   #17
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Can you away with replacing one rear arm at a time or should both be done?
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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #18
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Can you away with replacing one rear arm at a time or should both be done?
Do them one at a time but both in the same day. No sense in having the new bushing take all the load from the sloppy old ones. You will just wear it out faster.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #19
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Ok so going to change the lower rear control arms, can I just un bolt they or do I need to support / jack anything?
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Unread 09-12-2013, 01:55 AM   #20
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Got the old one off but can't get the bolt to align on the new one is out by a few mill, is there any tricks or suggestions any can offer?
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Unread 09-12-2013, 04:14 AM   #21
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Put I screw driver through the holes and muscle it into place

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Unread 09-12-2013, 05:57 AM   #22
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Got the old one off but can't get the bolt to align on the new one is out by a few mill, is there any tricks or suggestions any can offer?
Very confused as to how a control arm bushing effects height for a spring , maybe this can be better explained cause , I wanna hear it !

That don't mean they are good , I replace them all the time on any ZJ I buy . I just don't see what this has to do with height .

If you were parked on level ground doing those measurements , you have a weak sagged spring . 18" fender to hub is the stock starting point except UC which can be over 1" more , suppose to be 19" . Double check your measurement in different parking spaces

Cheap fix , toss a 1" spacer on the spring .
Best fix , replace springs with new


For a no boaty feeling replace the sway bar frame bushings minimum ever 2 years , front and rear . IMO , it's the most abused bushing on the whole jeep . If you really want it gone , buy a rear Adcco sway bar
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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #23
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Ok so going to change the lower rear control arms, can I just un bolt they or do I need to support / jack anything?
You don't need to raise anything, but chock the front and rear wheels(on both sides) to keep your axle from moving on you.
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