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help savvy aluminum control arm length

I have a 98 tj with about 4.5" of suspension lift, f8.8 and sye kit with stock control arms. I want to buy the full control arm savvy kit.

Can anyone tell me the full adjustable length, from hole to hole shortest length and longest length?

and will i notice a difference in my ride?

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Why don't you call them and ask.

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Unless you can find someone who hasn't yet installed them, the only length you are going to get is what someone has them currently set at. What is your concern? They will work fine with your setup.
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Can anyone tell me the full adjustable length, from hole to hole shortest length and longest length?
someone can tell you what lengths they used on their rig, but they can't tell you what you need to use on your rig. You need to figure that out for yourself by setting up your suspension properly.

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and will i notice a difference in my ride?
yes, you will.


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Unless you can find someone who hasn't yet installed them, the only length you are going to get is what someone has them currently set at. What is your concern? They will work fine with your setup.
Biggest concern is will they work if I want to go bigger? And I would like to move my re end back about a 1". Would I be able to do that with all the arms being adjustable?
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Biggest concern is will they work if I want to go bigger? And I would like to move my re end back about a 1". Would I be able to do that with all the arms being adjustable?
With adjustable upper and lower arms, I can't see why not. Do you currently have stock control arms?

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Well I am not sure why you want to go bigger, but as a personal preference, I would not go over 4 inches of lift on the suspension side. I would add a 1 inch body lift if I wanted to go up more. As far as moving the rear back an inch, it depends on your jeep. Install the arms, remove the springs and cycle the suspension. If it hits something adjust and do it over. You have stock arms now, I believe, so set the new ones up to that length to start. You should be able to get away with the front lowers at 16 inches to start with and adjust from that point based on cycling your suspension. When you do this remove the factory foam bump stops because they will fully compress and look at it at full bump. Make adjustments from that point based on what hits first. Remember there is no magic number for setting the arm length, just remove one arm at a time and replace with the new arm. place a bolt in one end and float the other end over until you can install the bolt with your fingers. Do this with the weight on the jeep. After that raise the jeep pull the springs and cycle the suspension. Make the adjustments as needed.

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The lowers are 15 5/8"
Uppers 12 5/8"
Center to center collapsed.
The instructions say 3/4" exposed thread maximum, so add 1.5" for max length.

The instructions give the usual lengths as 15.75" and 13.5".

I can't tell you anything about the ride yet.
I am in the middle of Rubifying my poor old Sport.
It's a Jeep thing.

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Biggest concern is will they work if I want to go bigger? And I would like to move my re end back about a 1". Would I be able to do that with all the arms being adjustable?
Yes

With adjustable upper and lower arms, I can't see why not. Do you currently have stock control arms?
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Well I am not sure why you want to go bigger, but as a personal preference, I would not go over 4 inches of lift on the suspension side. I would add a 1 inch body lift if I wanted to go up more. As far as moving the rear back an inch, it depends on your jeep. Install the arms, remove the springs and cycle the suspension. If it hits something adjust and do it over. You have stock arms now, I believe, so set the new ones up to that length to start. You should be able to get away with the front lowers at 16 inches to start with and adjust from that point based on cycling your suspension. When you do this remove the factory foam bump stops because they will fully compress and look at it at full bump. Make adjustments from that point based on what hits first. Remember there is no magic number for setting the arm length, just remove one arm at a time and replace with the new arm. place a bolt in one end and float the other end over until you can install the bolt with your fingers. Do this with the weight on the jeep. After that raise the jeep pull the springs and cycle the suspension. Make the adjustments as needed.
Thanks and I will try this I should have my control arms in 2 to 3 weeks

I won't go any taller I just want to put new front coils on it and bilstein 5100s on it also metal cloak fenders
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The lowers go down to about 15.5". Not sure how far they are at full extension. I would say up to 16.5". Not sure about the uppers.
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The lowers go down to about 15.5". Not sure how far they are at full extension. I would say up to 16.5". Not sure about the uppers.
thanks this is what im curious about
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Biggest concern is will they work if I want to go bigger? And I would like to move my re end back about a 1". Would I be able to do that with all the arms being adjustable?
If you do it right you may actually end up pulling your axle slightly forward at ride height. Don't sweat an inch or two either way. Will not make a measurable difference in performance.

As far as how big can you go, my rear driveshaft sees the equivalent of 8-9" of lift and had no trouble dialing in pinion with a combination of Savvy and Currie arms.
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If you do it right you may actually end up pulling your axle slightly forward at ride height. Don't sweat an inch or two either way. Will not make a measurable difference in performance.

As far as how big can you go, my rear driveshaft sees the equivalent of 8-9" of lift and had no trouble dialing in pinion with a combination of Savvy and Currie arms.
Thanks and i figured i would be good with my teraflex sye and cv shaft
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....and will i notice a difference in my ride?
I noticed a huge difference. But, I went cheap on my first set of adjustable control arms. "Flex Joint" on one end, rubber bushing on the other.
The Flex Joints needed constant attention, and I rebuilt them with the "new" delron upgrade kit. Then, the rubber bushings on the other ends started disintegrating. They always squeaked and creaked. Clunking and throttle activated lane changes started when the rubber ends wore out.

I replaced all 8 with Savvy aluminum double adjustable arms about 8 months ago along with Currie's front axle upper mount JJ conversion kit. The Jeep rides like it's on rails now. Quiet and solid feeling.

Should of ponied up and bought these the first time. Live and learn.
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