Adjustable control arms vs correction brackets

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I'm really undecided on deciding on a lift. As the Mopar seems to be over 3" and I am probably staying with the 315's on my jlur. From what I can see in pictures 2 - 21/2 max actual lift is all that I think looks good with that size tires. And I'm afraid of messing with anything since it rides and handled great at the stock height, but with zero chance of any decent articulation with the larger tires.
One option to consider is to get some 2 inch spacers, these will keep your stock ride with either shock extensions or new shocks your choice and buy a set of arms. For 2 inch you will only need the front lowers to help with castor
This way you will stay close to stock ride with the additional height





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For the people wondering, you can add brackets to the fixed length arms, or use your stock arms and the brackets. Additionally, the Rancho Brackets have multiple settings for lift heights. It isn't one and done/out of luck.

To run 35s on a Rubicon, no lift is needed. If you want extra height, throw on some 1 inch spacers on all four corners. Doing this will provide you with the same clearance as stock tires and suspension. Costs $100, and you are good to go.
 

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For the people wondering, you can add brackets to the fixed length arms, or use your stock arms and the brackets. Additionally, the Rancho Brackets have multiple settings for lift heights. It isn't one and done/out of luck.

To run 35s on a Rubicon, no lift is needed. If you want extra height, throw on some 1 inch spacers on all four corners. Doing this will provide you with the same clearance as stock tires and suspension. Costs $100, and you are good to go.

For some reason, it seems like no one makes 1" spacers all around. I have the teraflex 0.5" all around but could not find any 1" spacers (only 1.5" front, 1" rear)
 

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For some reason, it seems like no one makes 1" spacers all around. I have the teraflex 0.5" all around but could not find any 1" spacers (only 1.5" front, 1" rear)
Probably to level the front with the rear. 1.5" up front would be fine with 1" in the rear as well.
 
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If you’re not going to be doing any crazy wheeling why not just put 35s on without lift. Does your Moab sit like the rubicon? Here’s what mine looked like with 35x12.50 x20s without lift.
No the Moab is based off a Sahara. It doesn't have the high fenders like the Rubicon.
 

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For a mostly street driven jeep, or any jeep that isn't a rock crawler, I would recommend the brackets over the arms. The brackets not only correct your caster, but level the arms out, which results in less nose dive and a much better ride.
but for mild Colorado trails for example with a driver that avoids as many rocks as possible the trail performance for the brackets would not hurt anything, correct? Yet allow some mild rock crawling?
 

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The Teraflex Correction brackets are not adjustable, but they are super beefy (plus you can add braces). The Rancho are adjustable but a bit flimsy. Both are good options for someone that is jsut buying time until they are ready for arms

https://offroadwarehouse.com/i-2304...control-arm-geometry-correction-brackets.html

https://offroadwarehouse.com/i-2304...ntrol-arm-sport-bracket-kit-2-5-4-5-lift.html
ok your the specialist, so what about putting the control arms back to a more parallel to frame position for a better ride? You know instead of the arms having a now downward angle. I see the brackets as a major plus for this and I like how the Rancho's are adjustable.
 

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ok your the specialist, so what about putting the control arms back to a more parallel to frame position for a better ride? You know instead of the arms having a now downward angle. I see the brackets as a major plus for this and I like how the Rancho's are adjustable.
You can combine adjustable arms with brackets to level the arms out. The only other way to make the arms more level is to run a long arm kit.

As for the the claim that Rancho's brackets being flimsy, I couldn't disagree more. They are thick, one piece, and very heavy.
 

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I'm looking at CA geo. correction brackets. Who all makes these....
Rancho
JKS
AEV
Rubicon Express
Anybody else I can add to add to this list ?
Teraflex
Pro Comp
Rough Country
Evo

Remember some have multiple settings while others don't. Also some are one piece while others are two pieces.

I've personally used the Rancho and Rubicon Express brackets on JLs.
 

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Preach!!!
LOL
(never heard them called flimsy before LOL)

You can combine adjustable arms with brackets to level the arms out. The only other way to make the arms more level is to run a long arm kit.

As for the the claim that Rancho's brackets being flimsy, I couldn't disagree more. They are thick, one piece, and very heavy.
 

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the cost of the most of the brackets is close to the cost of adjustable LCAs.

i dont do BIG rock crawling. often times there are rocks in the middle of the trail that have to be crawled over. rocks that are 1-2' high. ive gotten high centered a few times. would the brackets be an issue? hanging too low?
 

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the cost of the most of the brackets is close to the cost of adjustable LCAs.

i dont do BIG rock crawling. often times there are rocks in the middle of the trail that have to be crawled over. rocks that are 1-2' high. ive gotten high centered a few times. would the brackets be an issue? hanging too low?
Not only do the brackets hang low, but now the control arms that you didn't beef up are lower as well.
 

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the cost of the most of the brackets is close to the cost of adjustable LCAs.

i dont do BIG rock crawling. often times there are rocks in the middle of the trail that have to be crawled over. rocks that are 1-2' high. ive gotten high centered a few times. would the brackets be an issue? hanging too low?
Less clearance than using only arms but more clearance than a long arm kit. If your jeep is mostly a daily driver I strongly suggest brackets over arms. If it spends a lot of time in situations where there are rocks I'd go adjustable arms.
 
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How do you determine if your castor is off. Seems as if there are a ton of people assuming. I have the mopar lift but dont just want to put a bracket on and assume it "fixes" something
 

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