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Old January 7th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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zj lower control arms

my lower control arms are to short on the rear of my 93 zj. i think i need about three more inches out of them. is there anything i can do to make them ones work without buying adjustables ones. no cash flow rate now so trying to find a way to make this work. thanks
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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #2
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I've seen plenty of ghetto extensions.....but I couldn't recommend them
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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3 more inches? That's a lot! How much lift do you have?
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Old January 8th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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I was thinking the same thing....unless you're moving your axles rearward...I have 5 lift on my ZJ and my lower is only 3/8" longer
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Old January 8th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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k well i dont know excactly tp be honest i has 6-7 inches on it with a front to rear swap and 3 inch spacers bought adjustable track bars front and rear bot now i just need to center my rear tires back up in the wheel well. and yes the axle needs to go rear ward
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Old January 8th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #6
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there was a post a month or two ago about someone who made some. looked to be pretty decent quality. try searching for it. i think it was in the fab section. i think it might have been bluexj???
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Old January 8th, 2007, 12:30 PM   #7
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Grandman extended his stock arms by cutting them in half and using box tubing in the center of them.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #8
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could i use a top link of the 3 point hitches of tractors it pretty simialar to the adjustable control arms from sky jacker. this is a daily driver to so i dont know if using something like that would affect anything

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Old January 8th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #9
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I have heard those are no good for susp. link ends
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #10
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I believe the previous thread was in the fab section. He took a longer tube control arm welded in a bung, and then used I beleive a 1 inch grade 8 fine thread bolt with a heim welded to it or a similar setup.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #11
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holy crap 6-7" of lift on stock arms........that has to ride nice.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #12
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Grandman extended his stock arms by cutting them in half and using box tubing in the center of them.
Yep and it has worked well for me . Mine has 7.5" lift and they were only extended about 1.1/4 if i recall . Top and bottom do not extend the same amount . Do you lower then do the uppers last . Set pinion angle while your at it .

1x2 rectangular tubing fits in the lowers nicely , once welded up there stronger then orginal .

Upper set a heavy wall section of pipe into them stretch and weld it up . I have never broke or bent one of these .
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #13
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Yep and it has worked well for me . Mine has 7.5" lift and they were only extended about 1.1/4 if i recall . Top and bottom do not extend the same amount . Do you lower then do the uppers last . Set pinion angle while your at it .

1x2 rectangular tubing fits in the lowers nicely , once welded up there stronger then orginal .

Upper set a heavy wall section of pipe into them stretch and weld it up . I have never broke or bent one of these .
i did prety much the same thing, exept in the front i used broken d35 axel shafts clamped inside control arms and welded.
i beat the hell out of mine and there fine
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