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When putting in the new woody (Tom Woods) drive shaft what are the best upper rear control arms to get to set pinion angles. I am assuming only rear uppers are needed. My kit contains four lowers so I will need the rear uppers right? What brands are you all running or do you reccommend?? Thanks in advance.
 

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I agree.... Lot's of range, over 3" of adjustment, and 18 tpi resolution for dialing in the optimum angle. Well worth the money and very well made.

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I have heard lots of good things about the JKS for adjustments but I don't know much about joint quality....Maybe someone could expand on it.

I like the RE one. I get .5 Deg every half turn and I can get if very close. The joints are strong and easy to replace when needed.

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I have RE uppers and lowers. I think they are great. They flex smoothly and I haven't noticed any degradation in ride quality. You may also need the #1602 track arm relocation bracket. When you move the pinion angle up the traack bar can twist and bind a little, and also bang into your gas tank skid. You may also need shock mount relocators to get the shocks out where they won't interfere with the spring perches.
 

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I have JKS upper and lower control arms and they are made very well. They don't appear to be grease hogs, though I have been very careful not to over fill and blow the seals. The range and resolution of length adjustment is awsome - no problems dialing out vibrations.

The stock bushing concept works very well and provides a very stable highway and around town ride as well as being very quiet. I mated the CA's with 3" BDS coils and Rancho RS9000X shocks and the ride is incredible compared to stock. I am very pleased.

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I am in the same situation.
Are the JKS better than the RE? I have the RE lift and would like to stay with the same brand, but if the JKS are really better I will go that route.

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Brian
 

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Tigger said:
I am in the same situation.
Are the JKS better than the RE? I have the RE lift and would like to stay with the same brand, but if the JKS are really better I will go that route.

Thanx,
Brian
Brian...If you got RE stay with it. There is no reason to swap out for JKS. RE are perfect and save the $$ for something else fun that will make this "Mental Illness" better.

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Brian, better is a relative term and really depends on what your requirements are.

For me, JKS is better because I run in a muddy environment more than in rocks and flexing isn't nearly as important as a quiet, stable and reliable ride.

I'm sure the JKS CA's don't flex as well as the RE or Currie arms, and I considered both and actually almost ordered the Currie, but I had concerns with joint failures due to exposure to mud and my inability to keep the joints clean all the time - mud sucks.

The JKS CA's pivot in the middle, and flex pretty well, and offer better protection to mud - in my opinion.

I agree with Sean and would stick with RE if you are happy with them - there is no reason to get rid of perfectly good CA's if they are working fine.

Good luck and have fun.

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I guess I should clarify. I still have stock rear upper control arms. I just ordered a new Tom Woods shaft and will probably need to get a set of adjustable uppers. So I can go either way onthe new ones.

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ya know, this thread makes me wonder how many years jeepers have tried to answer the question "who makes the best arms?" it is like the meaning of life...everyone has a different answer and we will never know for sure.


MH <------- just ordered 8 RE arms and an adjustable front track bar and is hoping for the best!
 

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Mike Holmes said:
ya know, this thread makes me wonder how many years jeepers have tried to answer the question "who makes the best arms?" it is like the meaning of life...everyone has a different answer and we will never know for sure.


MH <------- just ordered 8 RE arms and an adjustable front track bar and is hoping for the best!

mike....
your right..Jeep`s take on a meaning of life...kinda thing.
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Tigger said:
I guess I should clarify. I still have stock rear upper control arms. I just ordered a new Tom Woods shaft and will probably need to get a set of adjustable uppers. So I can go either way onthe new ones.

Brian
Hey Brian..if you are ordering new arms (which you will for a CV) then get what you feel is best. Everyone here has there favorites and that is not nessecerly the right or wrong answer but what I can tell you that if you go with JKS or RE you have gotten the best. That I can't argue with..

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Tigger said:
I guess I should clarify. I still have stock rear upper control arms. I just ordered a new Tom Woods shaft and will probably need to get a set of adjustable uppers. So I can go either way onthe new ones.

Brian
Hey Brian..if you are ordering new arms (which you will for a CV) then get what you feel is best. Everyone here has there favorites and that is not nessecerly the right or wrong answer but what I can tell you that if you go with JKS or RE you have gotten the best. That I can't argue with..

Sean
Thanx for the help Guys,

I ordered the RE last night. Got them for $170 shipped so that's not too bad.

Brian
 
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