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Front Upper Control Arm Recommendations?

Can anybody recommend a set of adjustable front UCA's for $200 or less? Budget's pretty tight right now.

I perfer something that has factory style bushings on the fame side if possible. I'm not really that concerned with flexiblity as I am longevity.

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I have the metal cloaks and really like the joints in them.
Plenty of miles and trips on mine and they still look new.
They run about 205.

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do UCAs, especially in the front, really get that much wear and tear?
I know when i needed a set for the rear, rubicon express was the cheapest set. the front is straight, so that might make a difference, but I think when arm shopping, rock krawler and rubicon express usually have the best prices
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do UCAs, especially in the front, really get that much wear and tear?
I know when i needed a set for the rear, rubicon express was the cheapest set. the front is straight, so that might make a difference, but I think when arm shopping, rock krawler and rubicon express usually have the best prices
I just don't want to spend money on something to have it wear out or fail within a year due to normal wear and tear.

I'm considering the Rubicon Express and RK arms, but my concern is that the joints will need replaced often because they're designed for maximum flex verses longevity. Hopefully some people with first hand experience can chime in and atest to their longevity.

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I have the metal cloaks and really like the joints in them.
Plenty of miles and trips on mine and they still look new.
They run about 205.
I like the looks of the joints on those. That's kinda what I'm looking for. Decent price too.

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Give us a shout if you have any questions about our products! Are you right in NY also like your handle suggests? You will not have any longevity issues with our joints... Our Krawler Joints are designed for maximum misalignment but this in no way correlates to a faster wearing part. Our shop # is 518-270-9822 if you want to give us a call directly.

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I just don't want to spend money on something to have it wear out or fail within a year due to normal wear and tear.

I'm considering the Rubicon Express and RK arms, but my concern is that the joints will need replaced often because they're designed for maximum flex verses longevity. Hopefully some people with first hand experience can chime in and atest to their longevity.



I like the looks of the joints on those. That's kinda what I'm looking for. Decent price too.
Between those two choices...RK all the way. Solid steel, great joints, great warranty.

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There are more durable options than stock Clevite bushings that also have a much higher misalignment capability......

Metalcloak would be my first recommendation for your needs. Currie would be second.
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Give us a shout if you have any questions about our products! Are you right in NY also like your handle suggests?
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Yeah, I'm about two hours north of Albany, in the southern Adirondacks.

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You will not have any longevity issues with our joints... Our Krawler Joints are designed for maximum misalignment but this in no way correlates to a faster wearing part.
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That's what I wanted to hear. :-)

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do UCAs, especially in the front, really get that much wear and tear?
Depends on how hard you use them. I have been through a couple sets

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Can anybody recommend a set of adjustable front UCA's for $200 or less? Budget's pretty tight right now.

I perfer something that has factory style bushings on the fame side if possible. I'm not really that concerned with flexiblity as I am longevity.

Thanks,
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Re: Front Upper Control Arm Recommendations?

I run Rk all around on my rig. Butguys from the Crew Ron the poly/synergy and have great things to say about them. Mainly the adjustability without having to disco them from the axle..

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the OP said he was on a budget. I love poly and MC shit, but again, budget. even pigs posts above, he quotes the OP asking for under 200$, and then links a $300 set of UCAs

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