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02-03-2005, 07:23 PM
I'm going to put a d30 in the front of my heep soon and was wondering how bad is stock uca and rusty's 4.5" lift lca arms wil be when i put a 1 3/4 spacer in it and take oout the 3/4 spacer that in it right now. I'm sitting at about at 5" in the front.
(I'm adding 1")(5"+1"=6")
[ February 03, 2005, 07:36 PM: Message edited by: Dlgriffin ]
02-03-2005, 07:25 PM
Stock UCAs will be fine.
Stock LCA's you might want to reconsider, but I've seen it work fine.
I've got the Rusty's 3" lift w/1.5" spacer up front, stock UCA's, adjustable LCA's, and it works great with no problems.
02-03-2005, 07:26 PM
I meant i already have LCA for rusty's 4.5" lift installed.
02-03-2005, 07:27 PM
Yeah, it'll be cool then.
02-03-2005, 07:30 PM
I just wanted to make sure. I'd rather save the money for my 4x4 swap. I was looking at these
02-03-2005, 07:36 PM
Those are kinda nice...if you have the extra cash, I'd go for it.
It's not gonna break anything though to try your existing arms and see if you need to change them though.
02-03-2005, 10:32 PM
Do you think it would be worth paying $200 shipped for the fixed control arms? If i keep my current setup am i going to have any alignment issues if i dont get the other control arms?
02-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Any time you change the hieght of your jeep you are changing the steering geometry and therefor it will no longer be alligned properly, regaurdless of the control arms. As far as getting new UCA's, it all comes down to what your pinion angle is with your stock upper's. If its not to bad, say within 3 degrees or so than dont worry about it. I know when i went to 6 inches i had to get adjustable uppers, but that was mostly because of the drop bracket kit i put in. I would say try the stock uppers first and see how it looks.
Ryan, aka: CheapXJ.com
02-06-2005, 04:19 PM
pinion angle means jack sh1t...
you MUST get caster to -6*/-7* to get it to drive decent on the street.
if you can't do that, you can redrill the stock control arms at the axle end to get a little more length out of them (welding washers on around the holes is a must if you plan to keep it that way) but otherwist you'll need new longer or adjustible uppers.
you have your choice of good pinion angle or good caster angle, and good caster angle is more important
1990 Bel-Air XJ
02-06-2005, 11:50 PM
I would just do drops brackets cuz then it will eliminate any caster angles and should put it back to stock angles
02-07-2005, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by 1990 Bel-Air XJ:
I would just do drops brackets cuz then it will eliminate any caster angles and should put it back to stock angles thats what im talking about luke, get on jeepin.com and cause you know your ****!!! graemlins/icon_beerchug.gif sorry i didnt call i have been sleeping all day after drill, i missed most of the game. did u have fun at your grandparents house?
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