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    Replacing upper and lower control arms on a '96 XJ

    I'm about to replace both the upper and lower front control arms on my XJ and was wondering if there was any advice before I got started. Far as I can tell I just need to take a couple days spraying some PB on the bolts before I do the job and then just yank em out and put the new ones in.

    Any advice maybe?

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    Re: Replacing upper and lower control arms on a '96 XJ

    google the highlighted topic - some videos may get you some tips or a insight


    96 xj control arms youtube

    I love the tutorials - A picture = 1000 words

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    Re: Replacing upper and lower control arms on a '96 XJ

    Yeah man the utube tuts have taught me at least half of what I know!

    someone was suggesting I go with adjustable arms. Is there an advantage to the adjustables if I'm just going for a stock OE replacement?

    My rig is all stock btw.

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    Re: Replacing upper and lower control arms on a '96 XJ

    adjustable for lifted, BIG tire serious mods.

    Otherwise KISS - maybe harder bushings but stock.

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    Re: Replacing upper and lower control arms on a '96 XJ

    Consider changing the axel side bushing on the front. It is a pain but does make a huge improvement when you change everything else.


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