Best TJ short arms - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 08-02-2006, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
smurison14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Cali
Posts: 218
Best TJ short arms

I have a 3" teraflex lift installed right now w/o the control arms. I am now looking to upgrade over the stock stamped steel ones, which ones do you prefer? ive heard teraflex's suck horribly, so im not going that way. Im looking into the Rock Krawler and Rubicon express units, but I want to hear what you guys think.

smurison14 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 08-02-2006, 01:01 AM
newbs
Jeepaholic
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Nova
Posts: 1,916
I think tera's work great, I used them on mine and several of my friends ran them and ripped off control arm mounts at a slower pace as opposed to re's
newbs is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 08-02-2006, 01:45 AM
XJesterX
Registered User
1991 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 50
I am curious as to what you heard about the Tera Flex arms. I thought those would be the s#it there. No hime joints to replace or Johnny joints to bebuild. Smooth, rattleless ride and killer flex.

Jester
XJesterX is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 08-02-2006, 02:10 AM
Wooders
Registered User
1975 CJ6 
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sydney, Aust.
Posts: 295
Tera simply aren't as good in the joint department as RE's.....
But I like the look of the new TnT arms even better - can't wait to get a set to fondle
Wooders is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 08-02-2006, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
smurison14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Cali
Posts: 218
anyone running the rock krawler units?
smurison14 is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 08-02-2006, 10:48 PM
UCTJ
Registered User
 
UCTJ's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,993
Really IMO Currie J Arms are the best but they require mods to your axle for them to mount and your front track bar...but you cant go wrong with RE....
UCTJ is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 03:05 AM
Saubaer
Registered User
 
Saubaer's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Marietta
Posts: 199
I've had RE upper and lower on my Rubi. So far i have replaced the uppers with JKS and couldn't be happier. Feels much smoother with the rubber bushings and still got great flex... Planning to replace the lowers too, currently undecided if i will go with JKS or Currie.

Older JKS were said to have bad powder coating. The powder coating on mine holds up pretty good - so no complaints here

Currie control arms, I only hear good things about them!

Saubaer is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 06:35 AM
Expat
Frequent flyer
 
Expat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Mississippi
Posts: 712
I vote for JKS arms and track bars

05 RME Fire Red
Pics of my Junk
3.5" RE springs, JKS F&R adj track bars, JKS adj CAs (all 8), OME LT shocks, JKS quicker discos, JKS 1.25" BL, MORE BP MML, 35" Cooper SSTs on 057 Eagle Alloys, 4.56s Detroit lockers, Alloy USA front and rear axles, Currie HD steering, 52" Hanson front bumper, Warn 9.5ti with in-cab control, Kilby steering box skid, Jeeperman rear bumper/tire carrier, Jeeperman trail skidz, 33 Eng TT, JB SSSYE, TW driveshaft, and lots more........
2007 WK Overland Steel Blue..wifes
1997 ZJ Laredo...sons
2004 GMC 2500 HD Duramax Diesel..My TV and DD and Lance camper carrier
2003 Chaparral 223 deck boat
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjp98TJ
drop the purse, and hit it.
Expat is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 06:45 AM
BillR
Registered User
 
BillR's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 1,973
Quote:
Originally Posted by #20 Home Depot
I vote for JKS arms
x2!

'11 JK Unlimited Sport S, stock for now...
'08 JK X, OEM rear locker and swaybar disco!
BillR is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 06:58 AM
Grimmjpr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillR
x2!

X3 JKS all the way

2012 JK Rubi - Cosmos Blue/5 speed auto
04 TJ Electric Lime Green Rubicon - Bunch of extras. Cha-Ching - Gone
97 TJ Lapis Blue Sport - Gone
Grimmjpr is offline  
post #11 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 07:15 AM
NoUse328
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,392
I really like my RE arms, nice and flexy, and smooth. I have heard of people having problems with their bushings going bad, and the balls rusting in the superflex joints. I haven't had any trouble, and I live in MI.
NoUse328 is offline  
post #12 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 02:40 PM
BigJeepJay
Registered User
 
BigJeepJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Freetown, Ma
Posts: 2,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by smurison14
anyone running the rock krawler units?
I ran the RK 4" for about 2 years and loved it.
BigJeepJay is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 09:23 PM
Expat
Frequent flyer
 
Expat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Mississippi
Posts: 712
Some pics of JKS vs stock control arms




05 RME Fire Red
Pics of my Junk
3.5" RE springs, JKS F&R adj track bars, JKS adj CAs (all 8), OME LT shocks, JKS quicker discos, JKS 1.25" BL, MORE BP MML, 35" Cooper SSTs on 057 Eagle Alloys, 4.56s Detroit lockers, Alloy USA front and rear axles, Currie HD steering, 52" Hanson front bumper, Warn 9.5ti with in-cab control, Kilby steering box skid, Jeeperman rear bumper/tire carrier, Jeeperman trail skidz, 33 Eng TT, JB SSSYE, TW driveshaft, and lots more........
2007 WK Overland Steel Blue..wifes
1997 ZJ Laredo...sons
2004 GMC 2500 HD Duramax Diesel..My TV and DD and Lance camper carrier
2003 Chaparral 223 deck boat
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjp98TJ
drop the purse, and hit it.
Expat is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 09:39 PM
AustinJeep
Registered User
 
AustinJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 650

Dang those are pretty

2005 Lime Green Rubicon.
5" Clayton Longarm/Nth Degree/OME
35" Nitto Muds 17" Pro Comp wheels
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4...A/IMG_1994.jpg
AustinJeep is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old 08-03-2006, 09:54 PM
dirtgrip
Registered User
 
dirtgrip's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 1,461
Currie makes some of the very best stuff out there.Their control arms have 2 Johnny Joints on each arm with 30 degrees of flex.
http://currieenterprises.com/cestore...CONTROL%20ARMS

Large vacuum leak sucking all the dead presidents out of my wallet.
dirtgrip is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Why short arms suck less mrblaine TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 214 05-20-2010 08:52 PM
How high on short arms? Timothy_90 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 18 05-29-2009 05:53 AM
Short arms w/ tummy tuck, or long arms? P89Jeeper TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 08-16-2008 05:47 AM
Best Short Arms? ej's tj TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 21 07-11-2006 12:18 PM
short arms last hurray camoTJ TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 21 12-17-2004 09:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome