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post #1 of 10 Old 07-15-2005, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Passenger side Upper Control Arm is FUBAR!

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Putting in front spacers to make up for the winch weight.

We were having trouble getting the springs back in. So I went in the house to make a pit stop and come back out to see that he has used to bottle jack to try and force one side of the axle down.

The only problem is that he put the jack into the upper control arm between it and the axle and bent the F*(K out of it. I mean this has a 1" kickout to the side now.

I tried to bend it back and didn't have much luck, but now it's obviously a weak point.

How easy are these to replace. Where can I get (1) stock upper control arm?

If I have to go to the dealer, is there any reason why I can't drive 30 miles with this thing like the way it is?

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Really the Upper cont arm or did you mean the Lower?

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Really the Upper cont arm or did you mean the Lower?
upper....the one that connects to the top of the front axle.

He tried to jimmy the jack in there and press the axle down.
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LOL, that's a bummer. I had a lead on a LCA.

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Any junkyards close by? Or someone who has modified may have one laying around. You maybe can pull it off and do some bending but it won't last long. Once bent they lose all strength.
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Any junkyards close by? Or someone who has modified may have one laying around. You maybe can pull it off and do some bending but it won't last long. Once bent they lose all strength.
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do you think highway traveling is ok? (for a short time)
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Probably if you take it easy. I had a lower CA mount ripped halfway off and drove back home from the trail and didn't even know it till the next day.
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I've got tons of stock lowers sitting around...

I have to run by my local shop this afternoon, and will see if he has a stock front upper...pay shipping and you can have it I'm sure...

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I've got tons of stock lowers sitting around...

I have to run by my local shop this afternoon, and will see if he has a stock front upper...pay shipping and you can have it I'm sure...

Greg

WOW...thanks Greg. If I was in NC I'd have to buy ya a beer...but maybe Karma will get you back.

Either way..I appreciate you looking into if for me.
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WOW...thanks Greg. If I was in NC I'd have to buy ya a beer...but maybe Karma will get you back.

Either way..I appreciate you looking into if for me.
I picked up a pair today...do you need the left or right? (only difference is the holes where the brake lines attach...no big deal)...

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