View Full Version : Control arm question

04-07-2011, 09:21 PM
i just got my set of upper and lower adjustable arms. the instructions say the bend goes downward. i understand down ward but does that also mean the bend goes on the axle side of the frame side?

04-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Not sure what arms you have, but as far as I know they all have the bend at the axle side.

04-07-2011, 09:25 PM
i have andy's adjustable short arms with bushings

04-07-2011, 09:28 PM
think tony has pic ...

04-07-2011, 09:29 PM
ahh okay. Well I would assume they should be installed like tony's. Think his have the flex joints but should still install the same.

04-07-2011, 09:30 PM
thanks jim was looking

04-07-2011, 09:36 PM
that answers my question. thanks! tonight i wire brushed all the bolts and sprayed then with lube. need to get some pb blaster.

04-07-2011, 09:38 PM
just dont paint em red,,,,thank you ,,,,pic when installed please

04-07-2011, 09:39 PM
i was gonna paint them red but i guess i wont now :)

04-07-2011, 09:41 PM
na mate red looks good ,,,,,,lol..lets us know what ya think of them

04-08-2011, 07:01 AM
Ya, the lower bend is there to clear the control arm pockets on the axle I think.

04-08-2011, 07:51 AM
You should def. paint them green... will bring up the resale value of your XJ, and the performance of the arms... LOL... Just messing with you.. but seriously can't wait t see what you think of them once you get them installed...

04-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Wildcat, install the arms with bend downward like Tony's. If you notice the 90 degree grease fitting will be pointed upward also.

10-26-2011, 06:58 PM
i have had these on for close to a year now and really like them. i left them black though. :) they flex more than stock arms.

i have his tie rod installed too and his motor mounts sitting on my work bench waiting for a slow day to install them. i think next i will replace my infamous rusty's track bar with Andy's.

12-02-2012, 10:47 PM
so whats the favorite version of Andy's LCA's? Poly at both ends, or Johnny joint on one end?

Looking at buying a set next week, trying to make the decision right.

12-03-2012, 10:42 AM
the answer to that question is application specific.
Daily driver low lift: poly on both ends
Daily driver tall lift: poly is ok but recommend johnny joint at frame or new rubber joint arms

Off road use often: Definitely use JJ or rubber joints to absorb bind and flex for longest lasting product. Our poly bushings do tend to last a few years though. The relief of the johnny joint or the rubber creates less stress on the weak dana 30 parts when in severe articulation.

Limit straps are always a good idea for really flexy rigs. You dont want your shocks topping out or your control arms smashing up your brackets.

Hope this helps

12-03-2012, 10:52 AM
It does help, a great deal.

If I have to pull this axle to cut and repair the rust damage on the shock bracket, I am going to replace the arms, re-gear, and add a selectable locker while it's out.

Then wheel, break, repeat......but not so much if I do this right once.