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Old 06-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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adjustable control arms

I am looking to get some adjustable control arms. Which would you suggest? Right now I am leaning toward the Metal Cloak control arms.
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Rock Krawler all the way. You will get the most flex out of their arms due to the 20-30 degrees of misalignment. Also, their lower arms are slanted upwards for ground clearance. Their new joints are basically service free (the Generation 3), all you have to do is spray em down with some WD every so often and your good to go. Plus, you have a full lifetime warranty on them. Not that you will ever break one, you can certainly try tho
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Polly you can adjust them on the ground, don't have to drop the arm and your not limited to a half turn.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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You could always build your own, if you can't, find a local fabricator... it should be A LOT cheaper. I built both of my Front Lowers out of 2" x 1/4" wall x 36" with SS high misalignment ends for about $211 and that's including shipping ($47).
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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X4 on RK.

Poly is great too.

Bullet proof and a reasonable price.

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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Yeah the poly arms and there on vehicle adjustability is nice for sure. Esp if you have aftermarket shafts to dial in your pinion angle. But even still, adjusting the RK arms is pretty easy with a jack on the pinion to increase the pinion and line up the bolt holes, or on one of the TREs to increase caster.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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Those Metal Cloak arms are bad ass!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #10
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Those Metal Cloak arms are bad ass!
What makes them more badass than any other arm?

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What makes them more badass than any other arm?

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Didn't you read the thread?

Is this thing on?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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My vote is for Currie. Johnny joints on both ends their beefy nuff said IMO.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #13
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$1215 for 8 Poly or $1100 for 8 RK. With the installed adjusting on the rig, I'd have to bite the bullet and go for Poly. As long as Poly didn't want eleventy dollars to ship the arms.
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I have the Metalcloaks. They are awesome, ride has improved. Flex is improved.
Even at full flex they still have room for more flex. Have about 3k miles and a few offroad trips on the so far and the difference is noticeable.

I can't see payIng 300+ for a control arm that still as a stock bushing on one end.
The joints on each end of he Metalcloaks give them a lot of flex.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:52 AM   #15
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$1215 for 8 Poly or $1100 for 8 RK. With the installed adjusting on the rig, I'd have to bite the bullet and go for Poly. As long as Poly didn't want eleventy dollars to ship the arms.
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Don't buy Poly/Synergy stuff from Poly.

Even with their 10% off sales its usually the same, if not cheaper to order their stuff from a place like Northridge that has free shipping.
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If you drive the Jeep regularly I'd keep the stock bushing on one end for the smoother ride. As far as adjusting on the rig, I'd be terrified a lock nut would loosen up and give me problems.
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If you drive the Jeep regularly I'd keep the stock bushing on one end for the smoother ride. As far as adjusting on the rig, I'd be terrified a lock nut would loosen up and give me problems.
That's why you check them and you check them often.

I said in another forum I assumed my RK tie rod lock nuts were tightened and it ruined the rod.

No more assuming.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:32 AM   #18
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That's why you check them and you check them often.

I said in another forum I assumed my RK tie rod lock nuts were tightened and it ruined the rod.

No more assuming.
I do understand that. My statement is purely theoretical. I never had a problem with lock nuts backing out.
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Johnny joints on both ends their beefy nuff said IMO.
This. Rokmen is another solid choice. Can't beat the Currie JJ.
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My vote is MetalCloak, their Duroflex joints soak up vibes, give tons of flex, and are bent for tire clearance versus ground clearance which I prefer any day running my 13.5" wide Toyos with 4.5" backspace wheels. They are $1,200 for a set so price wise they are comparable to others. I have about 10k miles on mine with zero complaints.
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This. Rokmen is another solid choice. Can't beat the Currie JJ.
This I learned from you & a few others. Couldn't be happier.
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Currently running all eight RK arms. They've been great so far. With that being said I'll be putting on the metal cloak game changer system within a few weeks. I'll be sure to give my impressions.
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Currently running all eight RK arms. They've been great so far. With that being said I'll be putting on the metal cloak game changer system within a few weeks. I'll be sure to give my impressions.
so you looking to sell your RK arms???
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so you looking to sell your RK arms???
I believe he already did....
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