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post #1 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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$53 for a set of upper control arms!

I was looking around for upper control arms for my 2006 JGC as my ball joints are getting pretty rough. I found these guys for $53 for the pair so i figured what the hell and ordered them. They come with a grease fitting and the ball joint is removable! Just a snap ring to remove and you can pound the ball joint out of the UCA for replacement. I plan on installing these within the next week and will post an update after install and test drive. As of right now i am running a 2” lift and i did not want to spent a bunch of money on the JBA’s so i thought i would give this a try. As long as the ball joint is removable from the UCA i do not care if they wear out prematurely. The link for these is down below.

https://www.amazon.com/Compatible-Co...Grand+Cherokee

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 07:33 PM
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The factory ball joint is replaceable. I am not picking on you (op) at all, just stating the truth of the matter.

I called RRO about their upper control arms and mentioned to the guy I was talking to that I may end up just throwing some MOOG ball joints in if it was going to be too long of a wait, he spoke up and said they were not replaceable, that was the bummer about the factory arms. I'm not one to make a phone call awkward so I just politely left it at that. The reality is that I would never carry the balljoint press to replace them on the trail so compared to a bolt in joint like RRO or JBA they are essentially non replaceable in a trail breakdown, but they are very much so replaceable and I actually have some factory control arms with MOOG ball joints in them to prove as much.

Good score OP. The price scares me for quality/longevity but that is a heck of a price to get some fresh, greasable joints!
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Price scared me as well. Seems well built so we will see how it goes
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Haha if it's too expensive I can't afford it, if it't too cheap it scares me, if I buy in the middle I wish I would have saved for the expensive one, if I buy cheap I'm paranoid....

So I'm usually paranoid...

RA has some very scary cheap parts sometimes..
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The factory ball joint is replaceable. I am not picking on you (op) at all, just stating the truth of the matter.

I called RRO about their upper control arms and mentioned to the guy I was talking to that I may end up just throwing some MOOG ball joints in if it was going to be too long of a wait, he spoke up and said they were not replaceable, that was the bummer about the factory arms. I'm not one to make a phone call awkward so I just politely left it at that. The reality is that I would never carry the balljoint press to replace them on the trail so compared to a bolt in joint like RRO or JBA they are essentially non replaceable in a trail breakdown, but they are very much so replaceable and I actually have some factory control arms with MOOG ball joints in them to prove as much.

I've replaced the joints in mine as well, I went with the MOOG adjustables which are clamp in rather than press in so they might be a little easier to repair on the trail. The tools needed are still different from what I normally carry though so it would require a trip home for tools just the same as yours.
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If I could do it all over again, I would not have purchased both sets of my Rocky Road Outfitter upper control arms. I didn't look closer and notice they use baby KJ bushings. I've had to replace the bushings about every year and a half. It makes no sense to make an upgrade product with downgrade parts.
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If I could do it all over again, I would not have purchased both sets of my Rocky Road Outfitter upper control arms. I didn't look closer and notice they use baby KJ bushings. I've had to replace the bushings about every year and a half. It makes no sense to make an upgrade product with downgrade parts.
JBA had the arms i stock and shipped the day I ordered them. RRO was 2 weeks at least from the next batch and they may have been presold already... RRO was 50 bucks cheaper. I have JBA control arms on my jeep So far, I am VERY pleased.

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