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post #1 of 19 Old 09-08-2010, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Whose control arms do not have to be removed for adjustment?

I'm trying to decide whose adjustable control arms to buy. I don't think I want to remove the mounting bolts for each freaking adjustment...

So whose do not have to be removed to adjust them?

Clayton?
TeraFlex?
PolyPerformance?

Others...?

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post #2 of 19 Old 09-08-2010, 08:53 AM
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I know that Poly Performance arms do not need to be removed.

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Poly or Icon are the only 2
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RK, is one better than the other that you guys chose not to make yours adjustable on the rig?

no jeep here...
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RK, is one better than the other that you guys chose not to make yours adjustable on the rig?
Price, the Poly arms are a little more money than most because the added parts for the double adjuster

Those of you that think you know everything really annoy those of us that do!
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its niiiiiice to be able to adjust my poly arms with the rig on the ground!


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its niiiiiice to be able to adjust my poly arms with the rig on the ground!
X10 I don't do it that often, but often enough to really appreciate how easy they are to adjust on the vehicle.
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you shouldn't really need to adjust them unless you're changing the height of the vehicle.

RK's would be tough since they have that high clearance bend to them...
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Why are you adjusting your arms so much ?


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Why are you adjusting your arms so much ?
Changes in lift height, adjusting front pinion/caster angle, adding/losing weight, moving axle forward/backward, etc, there are many reasons.
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I bought the AEV Front control arm brackets instead of adj. control arms.

They not only got my caster near perfect but my steering and overall handling became much better. The brackets are only 100 bucks and are very beefy.... Much cheaper than adj. control arms.

I spoke with Northridge about them and he said they are a great upgrade for the money and 3 times less expensive than 1 set of adj. control arms

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I bought the AEV Front control arm brackets instead of adj. control arms.
First time seeing these.



Looks like a poor solution... the stock mounts and arms are vulnerable enough, dropping them even lower.... ouch!
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We do not put double adjusters in our arms because we believe in the KISS principle. It is one more added thread section to possibly have an issue with, it adds even greater cantered loads to thread sections. If it happens to adjust while in the vehicle and the occupant does not know it, a control parameter of the vehicle is changing and the ones that are currently offered to not meet SAE standards for fastening.

We also do not feel people need to adjust their arms all that much unless major changes are occuring. Once the vehicle is set up properly, it should be good to go.

Those are merely our opinions on the subject matter.

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Looks like a poor solution... the stock mounts and arms are vulnerable enough, dropping them even lower.... ouch!
You said it, not me...


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Looks like a poor solution... the stock mounts and arms are vulnerable enough, dropping them even lower.... ouch!
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You said it, not me...
Yeah, they hang a little lower. Yeah, you can bash them. I've done it on the Rubicon. Then again, I only have about 3.5" of lift and 35" tires on a 4-door. However, they held up just fine. They work as advertised and, for the money, they're a great value. I'll replace them with mid arms eventually, but in the meantime, they work just fine as skids while I have bigger things to worry about upgrading!

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First time seeing these.



Looks like a poor solution... the stock mounts and arms are vulnerable enough, dropping them even lower.... ouch!
i put these on my wife's to help with castor and i was really suprised at what a difference it made, both in handling (fixing the castor and the flighty steering) as well as the ride (much better small bump compliance)

for 100 bucks they're good value.

if i was building a hard core rock crawler no way would i go near them. But for my wife's DD that'll get wheeled a few times a year, they're great.

AND IMHO light years better than cam bolts! (scary)

that's my .02
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Changes in lift height, adjusting front pinion/caster angle, adding/losing weight, moving axle forward/backward, etc, there are many reasons.
And how often are you really doing this I've had my set up for 2 seasons and a whole lot of trail rides and my arms have never needed to be re-adjusted.


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And how often are you really doing this
Several times a year so far.

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I've had my set up for 2 seasons and a whole lot of trail rides and my arms have never needed to be re-adjusted.
Great for you, but clearly that isn't the same for everyone else.
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Mine, I run a poly long arm and love it
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