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Unread 11-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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Upper Front Control Arms

Why does this kit not come with upper control arms? Do you need them for the kit?

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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:47 AM   #2
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you can get away without them at 4"
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Unread 11-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #3
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haha when the kit originally came out it did come with the arms, look on the web for some older magazine articles. Anyway they eliminated them from the kit because you can get away without them $. I just installed the same kit two weeks ago, so I just went to rustys and had them get me a pair of their front uppers for 130bucks worked out just fine. Up to you if you feel like you need them, I do allot of wheeling so I wasnt crazy about the keeping the bent "u" arms.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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How many inches can you go before you have to install new ones?
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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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It depends what you do with the Jeep. I would personally say 3" if you twist the suspension up good while wheeling. At 3" I never bent an upper arm. At 4" I ruined 2 sets of stock uppers. One in Moab and one on some hard local trails. For geometry and street driving you are fine up to 4.5" or so. You can always upgrade them later if they bend. It's not likely they will fail and leave you stranded. I drove my bent ones home 1700 miles.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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So eventually I'll need to invest in some new ones.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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When the time comes check out ironman4x4fab.com Far better the crustys cheap control arms!
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