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post #1 of 7 Old 04-30-2012, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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If you were to do control arms in stages, which are first? fronts, rears, uppers?

I think I'm ready to start installing some short adj arms. I can't afford them all at once, so which ones should be priority?

I read somewhere:
1. front lowers
2. rear uppers
3. front uppers
4. rear lowers

Is this here-say, or legit?

Also, when does an adj track bar become important?


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-30-2012, 06:09 PM
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Good question, subscribed...
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I would like to know too, Is there set lift heights that require control arms? I know with the old dodge trucks ir was 3" and over and u needed longer arms. Thats the last vehicle i lifted.
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Front lowers, rear lowers, then front uppers and rear uppers as needed. 2 drs will need the front lowers sooner than the 4dr because of the wheelbase. They adjust pinion angle and caster .Trackbars recenter the axle under the vehicle. 2-3" of lift above that your better off with trackbar brackets to keep the track bar parallel to the drag link with a draglink flip kit. These two items in combination will keep your Jeep more in control at speed. Used mostly with taller 3.5" and up lifts.
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I'm comparing different companies lift kits in the gradual upgrades. It does seem to be sold in a graduating level including both lowers, prior to including uppers.

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well the stock arms are rather tough on JK's. Fact is you are more likely to break alot of other things first.

2 door at 3.5 its rear first. To rotate the pinion up to aline the cardan. BUT, if you get rears control arms rear you can set the rear back just a bit 1/2-5/8 35;s fit no pinch cutting needed, pluss it gives the rear a better stance. fronts to adjust caster if needed. I still run stock fronts. If I do replace the front say i do bend one, I would get Currie.

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I went with eight at once. The advantage of the Polyperformance onces is they can be adjusted while still installed. They improved my stability and helped reduce my susceptibility to cross winds.

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