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Unread 07-13-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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DND control arms

Hey, I have been doing some research and found DND offroad, they will build me front and rear, lower, double adjustable control arms with Johnny joints at both ends for $450. They make them out of square tube which from what I've seen is best, any comments? Just wondering if anyone has used their arms and how well they last/work.
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i dont think you want DOUBLE adjustable arms. but if they are for sure using johnny joints, go for it. i had a set of rokmens made for $350. this was just for one pair of lowers.
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Y do you say not double adjustable arms? Just curious, seems it would be better and give more adjustment while maintaining minimum thread extension. Just thinking out loud here.
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well i was gonna get a set of rear uppers from them

they made front uppers, they used fluxcore, and they had no jamb nuts. would they work? yes


was it what i asked, wanted, and expected from them? no

there a forum supporter on here, and a rausch sponsor. Their good guys, I just expect more

iron man 4x4 fab makes similar cheap control arms, but I have found their quality to be much better.
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Y do you say not double adjustable arms? Just curious, seems it would be better and give more adjustment while maintaining minimum thread extension. Just thinking out loud here.
just another jamb nut to come loose. do johnny joints even come with left hand threads?
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Yes Johnny joints come in lh thread, and I sent iron man 4x4 an email to get a quote...I'm making a call tomorrow or Thursday to one of the two companies...will let you know when ordered.
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are you wanting custom length lower arms?
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Alright, well I found the long arm (radius arm) kit from iron man 4x4 fab, and I just might go with them instead. It would be nice to have long arms up front, and the price is certainly right! Any words of advice when it comes to frame brackets? I was thinking of having a shop fab some up and weld them on, and installing the arms myself to limit costs, and keep my hands on my jeep as much as possible and other hands off.
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clayton,ballistic and poly performance all have the brackets you need

they have a 2.5"-2.63" id for mounting.
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Also, what are the benefits of radius arms over true 4-link? Additional up travel?
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Also, what are the benefits of radius arms over true 4-link? Additional up travel?
additional DOWN travel. you are not limited by the upper arms binding because of being mounted at the frame, so you get crazy amounts of droop.

i thought this was a debate at one time that radius arms twist the axle tubes forward on the droop side and backwards on the up travel side...? i guess it doesnt hold water since the radius arms are still around.
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additional DOWN travel. you are not limited by the upper arms binding because of being mounted at the frame, so you get crazy amounts of droop.

i thought this was a debate at one time that radius arms twist the axle tubes forward on the droop side and backwards on the up travel side...? i guess it doesnt hold water since the radius arms are still around.
I thought about the same argument against radius arms, but even a true 4-link will twist the axle when there is that much difference in axle position because they are unequal length arms. Well I'll be ordering the radius arms later this week or Monday for sure as I found a shop that will fab up frame brackets.
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Does anyone know of a thread specifically about the comparison of radius arms and a 4-link front set up?
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