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Recommended Adjustable Lower Control Arms?

I find myself in need of adjustable lower control arms (front) for one of my rental Jeeps to correct a mild alignment problem. Although we have put lots of these on for customers, I have never used them on my rentals. I need the toughest thing out there for a Jeep with a 0-3" lift. The factory arms are fine (the mounts are a different story), but we tend to KILL aftermarket stuff when we put it on. I don't want something I have to grease or flimsy bushings that are going to rip and fall out in three months.

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Rock Krawler is the best is my opinion. I have them and they are bent fore more clearance. They are solid and I would be real surprised to see one bend. They have a no questions asked warranty if you do bend it. Best of all is the joint. I've seen way to many of the johnny joint style wear out and need replacing. So far, these work great. They only need a couple drops of 3 in 1 oil at oil changes for lube instead of greasing them (and then setting preload). And the price is hard to beat.

The only down fall is adjusting them. They don't have adjusting collars like the Poly ones, and they are only adjustable at one end so you have to actually remove the bolt to spin it in or out. But, once it's adjusted to where you need it you don't have to do it again so I don't see it as a big deal.

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That's going to be hard to fill. The no service requirment kills most options. I think RK has the easiest to service but it still requires some lubricant. I'm partial to Ballistic Joints, I run straight tube which makes it cheap and easy to come by. You could run 2"x.5 wall with inserts and you'd break the axle before the arms. You will have to run some 3.5-4" backspaced wheels to clear the arms with 35's. They have a Lifetime warranty on the joints too(Most of the vendors here have similar).

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For what you describe the new jks arms make more sense since you are looking for install and forget. They are expensive, but I would like to try 'em out as well.
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RK or TF would probably be your best bet. Both need the occasional squirt of grease but both are bullet proof.

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I slipped off a boulder on a very technical trail and my jeep did a 4 ft free fall and landed right on one of my Teraflex control arms. The control arm was just scratched, but the bracket welded to the axle ripped off and the mount on the frame twisted.

I don't know which brand is the best, but I can vouch that the Teraflex arms are tougher than the brackets that they connect to.
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I would run the Rock Krawler arms, I have beat the hell out of mine and they keep taking it.


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