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Re: sway or wandering?

They look like well built parts. I think you may be alright. The only reason I think it at all is the width of tires you have. If I had to do it over again, or when I need new tires, I would go the next size thinner tire and slightly higher, Like a 245/70/17 maybe? These tires sure are wide! MPG is suffering.

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Old 07-02-2014, 09:18 PM
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Re: sway or wandering?

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Yeah that tends to be a problem on the WJ's. Our arms are slightly narrower than stock but a lot of people will use wheel spacers to clear them. However we now do the side bend for the WJ arms upon request for no extra charge which will eliminate the problem yes. Let me know what I can do for you, thanks!

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Re: sway or wandering?

Yep! If you run stock wheels and no spacers it can be a problem. The bend is the way to go. Worth it! I refuse to run spacers.
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Re: sway or wandering?

No spacers for me either. Dad had a '78 Ford F-250 that ran 12" wide tires that stuck way out past the fenders. The tires tossed stones AND it was hard on wheel bearings. No thanks.

Between replacing the rear upper center bushing with the super pro piece and these arms the WJ will handle better than new.
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Re: sway or wandering?

Give me a link to that!!!!!!
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Re: sway or wandering?

The link to the upper a arm center bushing which is the problem piece in the design:
SuperPro SPF3669K Superpro SPF3669K Made by SuperPro

It is a special order piece with 6-8 wks delivery time. I think it comes from Australia.

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Rear upper A arm bushings

Gotta get this stuff in a sticky in the suspension section.

I am figuring I would have about $600 in the front arms, rear lower and bushings to rebuild the rear upper a arm. I have already replace the factory shocks with Bilsteins which have improved the handling too. Another $300 or so for UC springs and isolators. Probably $1k to get things fully rebuilt and better than factory.
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Re: sway or wandering?

I decided to go with just the OEM type of LCA's for the rear. I just ordered Dorman arms for the rear from Rockauto. They were down to $25 a piece for some strange reason. Couldnt pass it up. A third the price of Rusty's arms. Will be here Monday. I was under the Jeep again and the rear axle side oval bushing is torn and the wheel is shifted toward the front a measurable half inch! LOL. No wonder the thing feels wonky on the highway! The front arms made a huge difference so I can only imagine what the rears are gonna do for driveability. If I have a surplus of cash a year down the road I will go for the Rusty's arms for the rear but right now I am running out of money with this thing....Haha. Will report back with details and results.
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Re: sway or wandering?

$25/side from Rockauto? Wow! Dorman still worries me...
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Re: sway or wandering?

Yea well, they should work for a little while at least. They have a lifetime warranty.

It only has 39000 miles and the factory arms are shot. I have people bugging me to sell the Jeep all the time so who knows how long I will be driving it anyway. The oval bushings are still a bad idea IMO and most assuredly a mistake on the front axle. In the rear it may not show up as much. At least I hope. The oval bushing on the front axle is a huge contributor to wobbles and shimmy and bump steer. Not to mention wandering. Too much give for a steer axle.
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Re: sway or wandering?

Got the rear LCA's from Rockauto. Put them on tonight. What a bear it was getting them torqued. Why do I always work alone? A helper would make a world of difference. So I went with the OEM rears. Feeling a little light in the wallet and the Jeep has taken a toll with the fallout from lifting it. I figured the rears were not as critical like the fronts. I took it for a drive and all I can say is there is a vast difference. No longer does it porpoise going down the road. Feels like it is on rails on the highway. Going through winding roads there is no more of the constant oversteer and subsequent correction. Before it felt like the rear end was fishtailing all the time. To test that just get on a straight highway and go from hard throttle to brake and you will see the directional change. If you get the tubular arms it will be even more stable I am certain. I guess I will see how long these last. I figured at 25 bucks a side I should give it a shot. Had money been there I would absolutely get the aftermarket tube arms. May do just that in a few years should I still own it.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:10 AM
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Re: sway or wandering?

Glad to hear of the improvement. I have mentioned my mods on another forum and people think I am crazy to go aftermarket on a stock driver. Working with my accountant to get a list of part needed to get the WJ up to speed as she will likely drive it on a more regular basis in the future.
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Re: sway or wandering?

I decided to get longer rear sway bar links. With my lift I got 3.25 inches of lift in the rear. (supposed to be a 2.5" lift BTW). My rear sway bar was pointing pret'n near straight up. I got Zone links for a 3"-4" lift. Now the sway bar points backward like it should. That made a big difference as well. In the curves it holds the road better and doesn't require correction for over and inder steer like before. Someday I will run out of parts to replace! I also broke down and had to replace the Crankshaft Position Sensor. WHAT A BEAR THAT WAS!!!!!!!!
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