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Whats that clunking sound?

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    Default Whats that clunking sound?

    2008 Jeep.

    Showcasing the very best of 1980s technology.

    There's gotta be a better way than rubber bushings. FYI, these are Superlift Rockrunner arms. All swively an' stuff in the middle. Here are the bad bushings on both the lower rear control arms. I replaced both bad bushings and put them back in. While I was at it, I moved my rear axle back 1".





    One of the upper rear control arms stripped the threads and was telescoping so I replaced the arms with Rock Krawler arms. They were an inch longer so I made the bottoms longer too to keep the pinion angle intact.

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    You can just "move your rear axle back and inch"? Just like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Queen View Post
    You can just "move your rear axle back and inch"? Just like that?
    Yes and no. As long as nothing is in the way, your springs and shocks still line up and don't fall out, and your driveshaft doesn't pull apart, then yes. Otherwise, no.

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    And take the easy trails.
    My hellawack shiznit is interfrizzled in my brizzle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyPaws View Post
    And take the easy trails.
    Sure, I see that as a very real possibility for Gary....NOT
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    I always take the easy trails. I gotta drive it home afterwards.

    Actually, it did center the tire in the wheelwell and my springs are straighter
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    Quote Originally Posted by phittie1100 View Post
    Sure, I see that as a very real possibility for Gary....NOT
    I just make the trails LOOK hard.
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    LOL
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    hahahahaa
    My hellawack shiznit is interfrizzled in my brizzle

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    What do you gain by moving the axle back one inch??

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    The Rock Krawler arms were an inch longer than the Superlifts they were replacing. So, I was stuck moving the axle back 1 inch. Luckily, the tires fit the wheelwells better there and have ideal clearance. Its been almost a year and no adverse issues related to that have been noted.

    All I gained was control arms that weren't broken and an axle that wasn't flopping around. That had nothing to do with a longer wheelbase.
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    So they didn't make adjustable arms? Not criticizing...trying to learn...thanks Gary

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    Yep, they are adjustable. The new Rock Krawlers are adjusted as short as they will go. To line up the pinion, I had to lengthen the lower Superlifts.
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    Thanks Gary

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