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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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Adjstable control arm stretch

How much could I stretch my wheel base by installing the full set of short Currie or Rough Country control arms? I was hoping to maybe get about 2 inches more than I have now. I think I lost some due to using stock control arms with the 3 inch lift and it is giving me negative caster problems in the front. Anybody got any words of wisdom on this?

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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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I gained about 1-1/2 inch in the front and 1inch in the rear.

This was due to the currie hd steering. I started rubbing in the front when turning passanger.

In the rear is the gas tank skid. Good luck
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Unread 07-14-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Niceface, That's what I was hoping for. Does anyone have experience with the Rough Country X Flex arms. The set of 8 is just $700 bucks, a little cheaper than the Currie ones.
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How much could I stretch my wheel base by installing the full set of short Currie or Rough Country control arms? I was hoping to maybe get about 2 inches more than I have now. I think I lost some due to using stock control arms with the 3 inch lift and it is giving me negative caster problems in the front. Anybody got any words of wisdom on this?
The correct answer is you can stretch it in the back until you stuff a 35" tire on the bumpstops without the springs in and the tire rubs the front and back lower edges of the wheel opening.

In the front you can stretch it until you start rubbing the draglink TRE on the trackbar mount or smacking the diff into the trackbar at full stuff.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Thanks Mr. Blaine, I plan on doing some trimming of the rear wheel openings in necessary. I was just wondering how many inches I could stretch it if I needed to. It sounds like the short arms will give me all the flexibility I need.
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Thanks Mr. Blaine, I plan on doing some trimming of the rear wheel openings in necessary. I was just wondering how many inches I could stretch it if I needed to. It sounds like the short arms will give me all the flexibility I need.
look at Rokmen arms...they have a little more lengthening flexibility than the Currie arms.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 02:50 PM   #7
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Another thought. How difficult is it to install adjustable control arms. I was just under there a minute ago because I am installing a PA 1 inch BL and Brown Dog Motor monts today. It looks easy enough. I figured I could do them one at a time so that I would not have too many problems with the axel being hard to move.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 02:51 PM   #8
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I'll look at hte Rockmen ones right now.
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I'll look at hte Rockmen ones right now.
not Rockmen. Rokmen. Rokmen Gear Up....Rok On
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Unread 07-14-2010, 02:55 PM   #10
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Luckily the search engine knew what I meant. Those are beefy but more expensive than I was planning. Opinions on the Rough Country X FLex arms?
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Unread 07-14-2010, 03:19 PM   #11
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I went with Clayton's for all lowers, and Rokmen for all uppers.


I'll say Sean and Rokmen DOES take care of his customers. Very nice guy and a pleasure to deal with.
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