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post #1 of 4 Old 05-14-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Help with Control Arm Questions

Realy have no business in this forum other then Im trying to help out my girl who owns a 03 KJ Limited. Brought her KJ into a friends shop for a knocking noise and he replaced her front upper control arms (Ball Joints) and sway bar links which fixed most of the noise.

But he pointed out to me that the bushings on the front lower and rear uppers are wasted. He priced them out through the local parts store and they didnt stock them he also priced them out from the dealership. They dealership wanted 300.00 for the 2 outers bushings and the upper center ball joint on the the rear upper (wishbone) control arm. I was like am I glad I own a Rubicon..Sorry Fellas. I found all the parts at half that price on Rockauto.com ... The entire lower front bushings and ball joint all made by MOOG. Which i know is good stuff.

Can you all shed some light on where and what parts brand to look for and purchase for mainly the rear upper?....I have never ordered through rock auto are their prices true and how is their service?...


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post #2 of 4 Old 05-14-2012, 05:36 PM
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Just buy a whole new arm with the bushings already installed.It's a royal pain to swap those bushings,very time consuming and may need a oxygen/actelyne torch and a big press.

I had the correct tools,the OEM ones,and they broke in 30 seconds and never moved the bushing at all.Just bought new arms,sure a little more $$$ but saved a whole lot of headaches.Buy only OEM,aftermarket versions just do not hold up at all and are a complete waste of money.

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Just buy a whole new arm with the bushings already installed.It's a royal pain to swap those bushings,very time consuming and may need a oxygen/actelyne torch and a big press.

I had the correct tools,the OEM ones,and they broke in 30 seconds and never moved the bushing at all.Just bought new arms,sure a little more $$$ but saved a whole lot of headaches.Buy only OEM,aftermarket versions just do not hold up at all and are a complete waste of money.
Can you be a little more descriptive ... the upper rear or the lower front? Where should I purchase the arm from the deaership? If not who makes the arm OEM Arm and where can i get it from other then the dealer.

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Can you be a little more descriptive ... the upper rear or the lower front? Where should I purchase the arm from the deaership? If not who makes the arm OEM Arm and where can i get it from other then the dealer.
Any arm just get from a dealership,if it's not MOPAR it will wearout fast and cause nothing but headaches on a stock KJ.If lifted that is a whole nother story.

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