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Purchase coming, need opinions

So it's time for the front lower adjustable control arms.
What's the best to go with, Or what's the best for not a ridiculous price?
Any other input is appreciated before I make a purchase.
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I just installed some metal cloaks on a friends rig and those things were very high quality. Beefy as hell and not a lot of weight. The joints are supposedly some of the best. We will see. Op you probably know the jeep. He's from orchard park.
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I went to home depot and got some threaded pipe and some t fittings and made my own. It was really crazy because I asked the guy in the plumbing department if he had ever heard of anybody making control arms out of plumbing fittings and it turned out that it was very common. He said hardcore rock crawlers came in all the time. He was kind of an expert. He even showed me how to make rubber bushings from dried up gorilla glue. They work amazing!
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I went to home depot and got some threaded pipe and some t fittings and made my own. It was really crazy because I asked the guy in the plumbing department if he had ever heard of anybody making control arms out of plumbing fittings and it turned out that it was very common. He said hardcore rock crawlers came in all the time. He was kind of an expert. He even showed me how to make rubber bushings from dried up gorilla glue. They work amazing!
Really??? I have a hard enough time getting building materials from home depot let alone any advice on how to build or fix something and now they are giving advice on how to mod your jeep? Good luck with that...lol

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I went to home depot and got some threaded pipe and some t fittings and made my own. It was really crazy because I asked the guy in the plumbing department if he had ever heard of anybody making control arms out of plumbing fittings and it turned out that it was very common. He said hardcore rock crawlers came in all the time. He was kind of an expert. He even showed me how to make rubber bushings from dried up gorilla glue. They work amazing!
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I went to home depot and got some threaded pipe and some t fittings and made my own. It was really crazy because I asked the guy in the plumbing department if he had ever heard of anybody making control arms out of plumbing fittings and it turned out that it was very common. He said hardcore rock crawlers came in all the time. He was kind of an expert. He even showed me how to make rubber bushings from dried up gorilla glue. They work amazing!
thats how ive been doing it for years. 3/8s pipe will make great sway bar links too
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Any experience with currie?

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I went to home depot and got some threaded pipe and some t fittings and made my own. It was really crazy because I asked the guy in the plumbing department if he had ever heard of anybody making control arms out of plumbing fittings and it turned out that it was very common. He said hardcore rock crawlers came in all the time. He was kind of an expert. He even showed me how to make rubber bushings from dried up gorilla glue. They work amazing!
This is your best bet if you are on a budget. Make sure sure you get the galvanized pipe since you live in Buffalo where they may salt the roads. Tractor supply has heim joints most of the time. They appear to be heavy duty.
I have Teraflex myself. Best of luck to you.
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I went to home depot and got some threaded pipe and some t fittings and made my own. It was really crazy because I asked the guy in the plumbing department if he had ever heard of anybody making control arms out of plumbing fittings and it turned out that it was very common. He said hardcore rock crawlers came in all the time. He was kind of an expert. He even showed me how to make rubber bushings from dried up gorilla glue. They work amazing!
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Any experience with currie?
I have Currie all around. Love em. JJ's are the shit. Would rather have them than any other joint in my opinion. Super easy to rebuild and they last forever and they don't squeak at all.

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Sorry, I was feeling goofy when I made that last post... I have Synergy adjustable long arms. They are very nice and beefy. Their short arms will be just as nice.
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Cut the bushing off the axle end of the factory arm, weld in a threaded bung, buy a Johnny Joint and a jam nut to complete the adjustable control arm mod.
You should be able to do it for $60 per arm if you can weld.

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Sorry, I was feeling goofy when I made that last post... I have Synergy adjustable long arms. They are very nice and beefy. Their short arms will be just as nice.
Thanks for the pimp guy. Here is a link to the Synergy ADJ Front Lowers. Let me know if you have any questions.




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Cut the bushing off the axle end of the factory arm, weld in a threaded bung, buy a Johnny Joint and a jam nut to complete the adjustable control arm mod.
You should be able to do it for $60 per arm if you can weld.
Have you actually done this? To get the factory clevite style bushings out of the factory arms is pretty tough to do without totally fucking them up. Gonna have to do that if you want to weld the old end links to some new tube. Also, if you want to make the arms correctly then you should throw a bend in them for tire clearance and ground clearance. We do sell/make all the stuff a guy needs to build a set of arms but you'd have about $250 in materials/fright (W/O double adjuster assembly) to make a pair. Spend an extra $50-$75 bucks and have a set of done ones (W/ Double Adjuster Assemblies) shipped to your door ready to be bolted on. Just sayin...


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I don't think you were grasping what I was describing. I was talking about just replacing the axle end with a bung and new joint. Not re using the factory ends on a new tube.

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I don't think you were grasping what I was describing. I was talking about just replacing the axle end with a bung and new joint. Not re using the factory ends on a new tube.
He may have missed it. For someone on a super tight budget that's a great idea. Probably not the strongest arms out there but still a great idea!

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I don't think you were grasping what I was describing. I was talking about just replacing the axle end with a bung and new joint. Not re using the factory ends on a new tube.
OK, so your saying wack the end off a factory arm and graft a bung on the end with a JJ? Sounds like a little less work than what I thought you were saying. You'd prob be into a pair of arms for about $150 once all the parts made it to your front door. Add that to a days worth of work and you might have something that will get you by for a little bit. Been seeing alot of guys noodling up their front and rear lower arms so I'd say its still a ticking time bomb depending on how hard you are wheeling. I think your idea is something to think about regardless though.


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