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Old 06-12-2016, 08:47 AM
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upper control arms advice

hi all I've a badupper arm joint on my wk ( driver side)
what is the best to do change the joint ? or replace by a new arms

I've seen some "heavy duty " ones , does anybody installed them already ? and are they ok if you don't have th car lifted ?

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK Upper Control Arms

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Re: upper control arms advice

Almost everyone with a lift has either jba or rro upper control arms. Beefier and servicible ball joints. Moog does offer the problem solver ucas. Would be a decent choice for Wk with no lift and they have servicible ball joints as well, but not a thick.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:27 PM
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I just replaced the balljoints and bushings. I only had 40k but drivers side balljoint was bad use moog problem solversImageUploadedByJeepGarage1465784802.020891.jpg


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I just replaced the balljoints and bushings. I only had 40k but drivers side balljoint was bad use moog problem solvers

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Thanks just to know was it a hard huge work to change the ball joints?
Do you have the Moog on so I can order them?
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Re: upper control arms advice

Can't remember part number just search for Moog problem solver HD ball joints for WK jeep. Just can get just the balljoints and bushing or buy whole control arm.


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Re: upper control arms advice

Best to buy a complete upper control arm, i.e., Moog problem solver. Their arm is made of higher quality metal than OEM, and you will end up paying less overall vs replacing balljoints and bushings, i.e. the labor time for replacing the bushings and balljoints in old arms is eliminated. I have these, and what an improvement they make in ride and handling.
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Upper control arm is expensive here compared to us..
Here around 360€ and in the US 60-80 $
Even can be found at autozone..
Here nothing.
They just want you to pay a huge amount of money because it's not common and it's a big car..
I've found the ball joints for 42 and will get them installed I don't like to burn my money for nothing lol
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Re: upper control arms advice

Yikes, costly... don't forget to replace the control arm bushings as they will certainly be worn too. Moog problem solver bushings are awesome, a new patented design using a polymer bushing with an internal balljoint to deal with the twisting motion which is what wears out rubber ones. Ride and handling is improved a lot over OEM, and they last as much as 10Xlonger. You can also get Moog R series bushings, but they are just OEM type.
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Re: upper control arms advice

Here are the technical details on the Moog problem solver bushings
http://fme-cat.com/LiveDocs/Control%...ings_Sheet.pdf
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Re: upper control arms advice

I just did UCA's and LBJ's. Save the time - just get new UCA's - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I just did UCA's and LBJ's. Save the time - just get new UCA's - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those are the cheapo R series Moogs, which will wear out relatively quickly.
If giong to all the expense to replace the arm, it is well worth spending just a few more dollars ($74 at Rockauto) on the Moog Problem solver Conrol arms. Stronger steel composition, much better bushings and balljoints, resulting in improved ride, handling and steering...they will last far longer, won't wear out like OEM,
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Yikes, costly... don't forget to replace the control arm bushings as they will certainly be worn too. Moog problem solver bushings are awesome, a new patented design using a polymer bushing with an internal balljoint to deal with the twisting motion which is what wears out rubber ones. Ride and handling is improved a lot over OEM, and they last as much as 10Xlonger. You can also get Moog R series bushings, but they are just OEM type.
Bushings as well? How can I check they are nok
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