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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Lower control arm placement

OK,,,, as you guys know im trying to get this lift kit installed. The jeep had a lift on it. It had pro comp lower control arms. I am installing the savvey/currie 4" lift. The directions say that the control arm come pre set. Any way I believe they drilled another hole in the lower control arm bracket for the old lift kit. which one should I use with this new kit. Are the holes to the rear the original holes or did these jeeps have two holes from the factory???
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:48 AM   #2
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Taking a quick glance at mine, I would say the factory hole is the one furthest from the edge (the higher one). Looks like someone tried to cheat and get a little more lift/stretch/articulation/whatever. You might want to figure out how to get a weld repair on that second hole, as it may be weakening the mount.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
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Roger. I see what you mean. The currie kit requires drilling out a larger hole and the tolerance will be even less then. Between the two holes.
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I measured mine right now (with the CA's off) and it's right about 1 3/4" depending on where you measure from...but that should be close enough for determining which hole to use.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Roger. I see what you mean. The currie kit requires drilling out a larger hole and the tolerance will be even less then. Between the two holes.
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The JJ's use a 9/16" bolt, which fits fine through the factory hole.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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rear hole is factory. I just looked ant mine that has the arms off at the moment.

if you are worried about strength, you can weld a big washer on the bracket to reinforce the correct hole.

By rear, I mean the hole furthest from the edge and closest to the frame
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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weld washers for reference... http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...Category_Code=
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Unread 07-17-2013, 10:31 PM   #8
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Ok... good stuff...Thanks guys
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