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Unread 09-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Tire Clearance Control Arms

What companies offer control arms that are bent inwards for tire clearance? The only ones I have found so far are from Rusty's and they are custom order.

No, I am not interested in stock WJ control arms.

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Unread 09-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Iron rock offroad makes there's bent inward for more tire clearance. They come standard in all the long arm kits
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Iron rock offroad makes there's bent inward for more tire clearance. They come standard in all the long arm kits
It would have to be standard short arms for my application.
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Oh okay. I don't know of anybody that has short arms ore bent. Rustys may be your only option. I would keep looking and see if you can fid anybody. If not go with rustys.
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Oh okay. I don't know of anybody that has short arms ore bent. Rustys may be your only option. I would keep looking and see if you can fid anybody. If not go with rustys.
Yep, if I was not limited by the Comanche frame rail setup I would probably save up for a long arm system upgrade. The usual response for asking a manufacturer if it will fit on a Comanche is "Buy it and find out for us."
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You could always build one with a pipe bender. Just a thought. Yeah that's when you say why don you give it to me free am we can find out.
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If you buy wheels with proper back spacing your tires will not contact the arms ! Another method is also to adjust the steering stops
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'97 MJ ? Front clip swap I suppose.

Get proper backspaced wheels or run WJ control arms. There's a reason they're not common.
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If you buy wheels with proper back spacing your tires will not contact the arms ! Another method is also to adjust the steering stops
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'97 MJ ? Front clip swap I suppose.

Get proper backspaced wheels or run WJ control arms. There's a reason they're not common.
2013 Rubicon Moab rims and tires with a 1.25" spacer adapters. I am already at the maximum back spacing I can get with those, 5", which is nearly ideal for this setup. This is already 0.5" shallower than most stock XJ/MJ/TJ rims. As the turning radius is already less than a XJ because of the longer 113" wheel base adjusting the steering stops is not ideal. The clearance needed at the control arms is at the most 0.5". If I stick on street tires they just barely clear the control arms due to there being no large tread lugs sticking out. Simply swapping to some beefy control arms with tubes that do that have the curled edge sticking out may work, but I rather just have the extra clearance of bent arms.

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