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Unread 09-25-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Suggestions, need new rear control arms?

94 zj laredo with 2.25" BB and 31x10.5's. The rear end is making some slight clunking noise over bumps and when backing up. The rear contol arms are rusted very bad and I don't think a bushing replacement is worth it. I can buy OEM or go aftermarket. Any suggestions? Can I get aftermarket that will move the axle back to the center of the wheel well? Best places to buy? Thanks!

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Unread 09-25-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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Get a pair of RE adjustable arms. They're about the same price as a pair of the OE arms and you'll be able to adjust your axle position as you mentioned. PM me if you'd like pricing.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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Just did a little window shopping on the big auction site (I'm going to be looking before long):

OEM style lowers - $100
OEM style uppers & lowers - $135
Adjustable upper & lowers - $280 ( here )
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Unread 09-25-2009, 11:15 PM   #4
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You dont want the axle dead center of the rear wheel well, when you flew it moves back and up.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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Careful - the OE "style" arms usually have very poor quality bushings. If your arms are in good shape, just replace the bushings. I have the genuine Clevite factory bushings available at excellent prices.

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Just did a little window shopping on the big auction site (I'm going to be looking before long):

OEM style lowers - $100
OEM style uppers & lowers - $135
Adjustable upper & lowers - $280 ( here )
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