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Unread 06-07-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Front lower control arm brackets

I got back from a wheeling trip today and noticed my axle front axle is shifted 2 inches towards the drivers side. Looked underneath it and the lower control arm brackets are super shot pass side about to snap off.

Ok so my question is I've been looking aftermarket brackets and was curious as to if youre better off going with factory style brackets with the castor slots or rubicon express type without the slots. Seems to me that youd be better off with the slotless???

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Unread 06-07-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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you are correct, but you'll need adjustable upper arm to correct the castor.
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Unread 06-07-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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If you have adjustable arms up front, get the non-adjustable brackets. If you don't have adjustable arms and don't intend to get any then get the brackets with cam bolts.
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Unread 06-07-2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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Rusty's has some good control arm parts under builder parts.

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...egory_Code=cus
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Forget about the cam adjusters... just get the beefiest mounts you can find. Adjustable control arms will give you whatever adjustment you might need.
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Unread 06-08-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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control arm mounts

Yes I guess I should have mentioned all of my control arms are adjustable upper lower front and rear. I have another question to add as well. With the adjustable arms what is the ideal legnth for a 4" lift short arm? I dont remember my measurements but my front trac bar is hitting the top bolt head on my dif cover and the tie rod barely clears the tracbar at axle mounting point. Should I shorten the control arms?
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Possibly. I never had a problem with my trackbar hitting the diff cover after I lifted... in fact, I had that problem and I lifted to solve it. If it only makes contact at full stuff, just add a bit more bumpstop. The tie-rod will always be very close to the swaybar link on the passenger side, but an upgraded steering setup like the one from Currie has a bit more clearance built-in... and it's a worthwhile upgrade that you'll probably need eventually anyway with larger tires.
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