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post #31 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 06:14 AM
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Crap, that sucks

Can anyone point me out to maybe a cheaper but good quality control arm. I dont want to buy crap but I dont want to break the bank either.
People sell adj CAs here all the time when they upgrade or part out. Can still find decent ones.

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post #32 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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People sell adj CAs here all the time when they upgrade or part out. Can still find decent ones.
Yea but being this is a JK I dont know how lucky I would be on that.
I will look though
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post #33 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 08:32 AM
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Why don't you get a set of AEV drop brackets, they allow adjustment for 2.5,3.5, and 4.5" of lift. You won't break the bank at $100
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Why don't you get a set of AEV drop brackets, they allow adjustment for 2.5,3.5, and 4.5" of lift. You won't break the bank at $100
I did look at them, are those brackets going to hold up though? Are they a pretty good solid bracket? and will those hold up for mild off road?

Just want to get the best bang for my buck.
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post #35 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 09:29 AM
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Why don't you get a set of AEV drop brackets, they allow adjustment for 2.5,3.5, and 4.5" of lift. You won't break the bank at $100
This is a good idea also. They don't sit terribly low, but they do hand down slightly. Id bet it dont affect your mild offroading at all.

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post #36 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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This is a good idea also. They don't sit terribly low, but they do hand down slightly. Id bet it dont affect your mild offroading at all.
Yea, someone else mentioned them in this thread as well on the first page. I just want to make sure its worth buy those or if its work just saving up a little bit until I can afford adjustable lowers?
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post #37 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice on those brackets. I went ahead and bought those AEV Brackets through the rep here on the forum.
Going to give those a try and save up eventually for adjustable control arms.

After I get those installed, I can then get the caster set up properly and play with the tire pressure more from there to have that set up correctly.
Even with this mod though, I will still have to get adjustable control arms though to move the axle back over, correct?

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Can you tell me whats up with that bolt kit you mentioned? Why do I need to change those bolts out? Just stronger bolts?
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post #38 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 01:27 PM
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Brianjw, Theboss, Maertz

Thanks for the advice on those brackets. I went ahead and bought those AEV Brackets through the rep here on the forum.
Going to give those a try and save up eventually for adjustable control arms.

After I get those installed, I can then get the caster set up properly and play with the tire pressure more from there to have that set up correctly.
Even with this mod though, I will still have to get adjustable control arms though to move the axle back over, correct?

Brianjw

Can you tell me whats up with that bolt kit you mentioned? Why do I need to change those bolts out? Just stronger bolts?
To move the axle back over as in centered side to side you would need a track bar. Adjustable arms would center the wheels/axle in the wheel well which isnt normally a drastic problem. As for the bolt kit i didnt look back but id bet hes referring to the control arm and track bar bolt upgrade kit.

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post #39 of 52 Old 12-17-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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To move the axle back over as in centered side to side you would need a track bar. Adjustable arms would center the wheels/axle in the wheel well which isnt normally a drastic problem. As for the bolt kit i didnt look back but id bet hes referring to the control arm and track bar bolt upgrade kit. I sell them for 30 bucks shipped, i highly doubt you'll find them cheaper anywhere.
Ah okay. I just want the casters back to normal so I have my tires straight again. If I can drive it with the axle 1/2" shifted to the right then thats fine for now.

Yea he was talking about the Synergy Manufacturing F911 Lower Control Arm Hardware Kit.

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post #40 of 52 Old 01-03-2014, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Going to reopen this thread.

I got my AEV correction brackets and installed them last week. The handling has improved slightly but not much. It still feels like the jeep is all over the place. it pulls hard to the right and I have to keep slight pressure on the steering wheel to the left.

I'm assuming at this point this is caused from the axle being shifted to the right and not centered anymore from the lift.

So adjustable track-bar?
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Going to reopen this thread.

I got my AEV correction brackets and installed them last week. The handling has improved slightly but not much. It still feels like the jeep is all over the place. it pulls hard to the right and I have to keep slight pressure on the steering wheel to the left.

I'm assuming at this point this is caused from the axle being shifted to the right and not centered anymore from the lift.

So adjustable track-bar?
I can't remember what you said before, but make sure the alignment is spot on so you can eliminate that possibility.
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post #42 of 52 Old 01-06-2014, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Well as far as I know it is.

I got the new AEV brackets installed which should have adjusted the camber.
The toe is set properly.

The axle is still slightly to the right.

As far as I'm aware of that's all that really needs adjusted.
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post #43 of 52 Old 01-08-2014, 06:53 PM
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Well as far as I know it is.

I got the new AEV brackets installed which should have adjusted the camber.
The toe is set properly.

The axle is still slightly to the right.

As far as I'm aware of that's all that really needs adjusted.
Aev brackets change caster not camber ud think...

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post #44 of 52 Old 01-08-2014, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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So basically I wasted $100 on brackets to find out that these basically did nothing to help?
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post #45 of 52 Old 01-09-2014, 12:07 AM
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So basically I wasted $100 on brackets to find out that these basically did nothing to help?
You didn't "waste" $100 on the brackets. You should be able to tell at least some difference with them. The brackets also help correct your pinon/ drive shaft angle, helping it last longer. If you're totally unhappy with them, I'm sure you could turn around and sell them pretty easily.

What tires do you have?
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