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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2015, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Control arm brackets or fixed lowers for 2.5" lift

I have an OME lift on my JK that gave me about 2.5" of lift. Which would be better to correct caster?

1. Rancho Control Arm Brackets

2. Synergy fixed length lower control arms
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-26-2015, 10:46 AM
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If you wheel any rocks or tough trails do the arms, they give better clearance and are also bent for more clearance than stock arms.

If you are mostly street with easy to moderate trail, and want to save some bucks, the brackets are fine.
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I have an OME lift on my JK that gave me about 2.5" of lift. Which would be better to correct caster?

1. Rancho Control Arm Brackets

2. Synergy fixed length lower control arms
Control arms would be better, fixed if your lazy, adjustable if your not. Having said that I have brackets, that whole ground clearance argument isn't really valid as there are lower things on the rig. I also don't bounce off boulders, so price was the deciding factor.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-26-2015, 05:14 PM
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Talking 2.5" lifts.... A year ago, I would have bought into the fixed arms if you're lazy or not really trail running it, but the new Synergy arms changed my mind.

I see no advantage to an adjustable arm if you are sticking with a 2.5" lift. The fixed arms have the advantage of never, ever having to worry about tightening a flex joint again.

Synergy claims their arms have equivalent flex to a mechanical joint. I have no reason to not believe them. Nice product, but definitely more $$$ than brackets.

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I agree with, if you're wheeling rocks go with the arms. Light off roading, DD Go with brackets.

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Brackets will ride better on the road. The arms will be flatter.

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