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post #1 of 8 Old 12-28-2010, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does Teraflex suck or was my Jeep killed?

My jeep was towed out of my driveway as it was in 4wd. (%$# ^% &%$!!!) When I got my jeep back, the lower link arm had failed. It was a Teraflew control arm which on side would thread into the other side. The threads on the arm simply failed and the arm would not stay together., I bought a second arm off ebay, and now the other arm is bad. Is this due to Teraflex making a faulty product, or is my suspension geometery whacked? Any re-calls on the Teraflex products?

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-28-2010, 10:28 PM
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Did you have full thread contact? If there were only a few threads engaged it could fail quite easily.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-28-2010, 10:29 PM
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call them and ask. no recalls on 'offroad use parts'. Sounds like you ought to avoid having your Jeep towed.

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sounds like there was very little thread in engaged plus something to do with the tow. It seems a little suspicious that it was like that when you got it from the towing company/impound.

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The older Teraflex arms were threaded and that was how they twisted, they did not tighten down on the threads, not sure if they still make them that way but the older ones would wear out. Teraflex is very good about standing behind their products though, I would call them.

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-28-2010, 10:54 PM
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Early TF control arms are/were crap...
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-22-2011, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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call them and ask. no recalls on 'offroad use parts'. Sounds like you ought to avoid having your Jeep towed.
haha, yea, it wasn't by choice.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-22-2011, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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These Teraflex arms just seem kinda.... ehhhh. I read up on them and it seems like a majority of the threads were "stay away". I am looking into the Currie enterprise arms with the Johnny Joints on the ends. For $250 dollars it doesnt seem like a bad replacement (short arm).
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