Rough Country - X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms
Tubular adjustable control arms with X-Flex Joints, polyurethane busings, sleeves, and grease fittings.
Fully adjustable control arms replace your factory stamped sheet metal OE arms and allow for better articulation and more control off road but does not sacrifice on road handling. They feature our rebuildable X-Flex joints, are fully greasable, and come with highly durable polyurethane bushings. A must have for a trail ready Jeep.
• Fits 2007 - 2010 Jeep JK WranglerBenefits:
• Fully greasable.
• New X-Flex Joints.
• Allows for greater articulation off-road.Specs:
• Part #: JK Front Upper 
• Part #: JK Front Lower 
• Part #: JK Rear Upper 
• Part #: JK Rear Lower 
• Part #: JK Complete Set 
• Install Time: 3 - 4 hours
Front Control Arms $179.95 (JK Front Upper JK Front Lower)
Rear Control Arms $179.95 (JK Rear Upper JK Rear Lower)
Pros: Fit WJ (lifted or not lifted) without trouble.
Cons: Tough to reach grease nipple.
Comments: These sure appear to be plenty strong, fit unlifted WJ without difficulty, plenty of range for adjustment.
Pros: Realligned the pinion angle on my rear axle for the SYE perfectly!
Comments: Pretty well made control arm for the price. Installation was easy. Time will tell how well the Xflex joints hold up.
|03-25-2012, 06:41 PM
Pros: The ability to relube the joints during a retourque with havin to remove them.
Cons: Would like to see them made with a drop incorporated instead of being straight. Would also like to see them available in red to accent other RC products instead of being black.
Comments: I just had these control arms installed on my 05' TJ 2 weeks ago. They replaced the old control arms from the RC 4" lift. The bushing on the old control arms were worn and caused for axle movement.*
When I hopped into my Jeep for QC I was amazed before I even left the bay. As soon as I turned the steering wheel I felt the weight transfer as the arms allowed for a slight articulation.*
Now I do understand that a lot of this may be due to me previously driving with worn bushings. And now having fresh bushing. But after having driven it for 2 weeks, I can clearly feel an improvement in the handling. Going over some of the rough/ old roads, and dirt roads the axles and suspension now absorb more of the impact instead of it being transferred into the frame and body of my Jeep.
I have yet to take it off road yet. My reasoning is that I wanted to break the joints and arms as a whole in prior to seeing how they perform off road. I also wanted to get accustomed to the handling prior to having fun.
I'll post again once I have taken it on the trails.
Okay, I just hit the trails with the Jeep today (21 March 2012). I was extrememly impressed and happy with the X-flex lower control arms. I did not get the rag doll feel as I went blazing down some of the straight aways. My daughter even enjoyed the smoother ride. I would have never thought that they would add to the absorbtion of impact.
We didnt get to wild with our fun, but we did get a good feel for the new way that it responded with the addition of the new lower arms.
I tested out the articilation of my axels over some moderate rock piles. We didnt hear any creaking or squeaking from any part of the jeep, just from my daughter.
When we finished i inspected all bits of the ride just to ensure that nothing came loose or was broken. I didnt see any grease leakage from the arms joints. though i did have some squeeze out from my track bars, and tie rods. no worries as they were lube a tad bit to much upon install.
over all i am extrememly happy with these control arms and would recommend them for daily driving as well as weekend play, getting to fishing holes and the like.
as i expand to playing with her (my jeep) in rougher terrain i will continue to update this post.
Pros: great amount of flex, supper beefy, and great over all product
Comments: all i can say is i love the product!