How about some pics Show off your jeep And what do you mean by bump steer Bob
Im the only one in Panama City Fl that I can find with a JBA lift and A-arms. Someone is always looking or asking about the lift and A-arms. jeepinbyAl.com will fix you up with the right stuff. Their service is 1 in this business.. I have run mine for a year and a half with no trouble at all. I have bumped my lift up 34in and added other equipment. The alinement with larger tires hold true. the Gen 4.5 A-arms are a must have with a lift on a KJ Oilburner
Quote Originally Posted by TwoBobsKJ How about some pics Show off your jeep And what do you mean by bump steer Bob Cant really have bumpsteer on a IFS suspension more of a sfa thing
Quote Originally Posted by tommudd Cant really have bumpsteer on a IFS suspension more of a sfa thing Thats what I thought... My jeep wanders a bit on crowned roads due to the caster not being in factory spec. Until I install JBAs ucas Ill just live with it. Steering wheel centering is a bit soft but again having caster back in spec should cure that. Bob
Pretty simple right side is very easy remove airbox and you can see both on the boltsnuts right there left side little harder need extensions and swivels to reach the rear bolt have the rachet out near the radiator and go from there little easier if you remove battery as well Both are doable in an hour hour and a half or so Oh pop the UCA ball joint from the spindle of course one smack with a 3 lb hammer will pop it loose
Quote Originally Posted by 6stringbandit So I am really new to jeeps and not a car expert by any means. I noticed that I have two control arms (for lack of a better wordor understanding) that hang very low off the back axle very close to the rear tires. Is this normal I have noticed other libertys that do not have them so low mostly 2002 - 2004 (I own a 2006 sport). Is there any way to replace with
I went with the jba 2.5 springs in the rear its sitting pretty level right now I I may add in another spring isolator to give it an extra .5 Buying jba front upper control arms next week. How is the instal1-5 Is it do-it-yourself friendly
Quote Originally Posted by chris2184 I went with the jba 2.5 springs in the rear its sitting pretty level right now I I may add in another spring isolator to give it an extra .5 Buying jba front upper control arms next week. How is the instal1-5 Is it do-it-yourself friendly Right side is super easy remove air box and there are the bolts smack the upper ball joint and it will pop out loosen the UCA
Quote Originally Posted by chris2184 Does anyone use rear sway bar disconnects or have removed the rear away bar Rear sway bar just runs from one lower control arm to the other no way for disconnects. Just remove it completely we remove 90% of the ones here we do lifts on
What year is the jeep how many miles etc. Need more info. Based on what youve said if theres no play your bushings are probably okay. It is most likely due to your front shocks sagging these trucks are known for that happening eventually. Id recommend replacing the front coilovers. If you arent able to do it soon get your alignment fixed (this will straighten out the front wheels) otherwise you will
Sorry lol its an 06 4wd with 185000 miles. I also failed to mention that there is a thump when I hit bumps. When I lower the car from the jack theres also a thump when I back up the first time
Your springs are shot at that many miles bet youre sitting an inch lower at least than new Measure from middle of the wheel to bottom of the front flare and let us know what it is But Id bet youre needing all new springs and shocks all the way around also front shocks do not sag springs sag
Over an inch of sag front coils are more than likely stacking and causing noise over bumps etc New suspension is the only way to fix it Can replace with stock but for about the same price you can upgrade to better springs and shocks Check jeepinbyal for OME or Ironman kits
High mileage new springs and shocks all the way around Id never just replace the shocks only. Check all suspension parts close to see how they are. jeepinbyal has upper control arms for stock height KJs with replaceable ball joints
Thanks for the jeepinbyal suggestion. Great site for the things I need.
Its the design of the vehicle so nope. If you do an OME lift they will sit at a better angle but being IFS you still will have arms exposed. Part of the reason you see them is by design the liberty has short overhangs or approach and departure angles. This allows you to not scrape or drag the front or rear end of the vehicle when going into a dip or gully for instance. Doing so it makes some undercarriage parts more visible then other vehicles.
to the extreme angle on my ball joints. Ive narrowed it down to the real only two aftermarket manufactures JBA and Rocky Road. I guess my question is Whats really the difference between the two to warrant a 100 difference between the prices. Other than the obvious...color..... Service is subjective. Big issue is fitment and manufacturing quality. JBA beats hands down every time. Check threads on jeepKJ
I have my JBA Lift set at 3.25in and the A-arms have not touched anything Tjkj2002s statement is spot on from what I have seen on my jeep. The Gen4.5 A-arms is a must for the KJ with a lift Oilburner
I left the pockets alone as well. Since my hub to flare was 22.75 with boilers 38 shims & clevis sure did not want it to drop anymore where the cvs may pop under load on trail. It was mandatory to obtain the JBA-A arms as the stock arm was making contact on the new OME springs with quite the boing. (the shims and clevis were responsible for that) Once the New 4.5 A-arms were installed there was more clearance between A-arms & Spring. No more contact. Alignment is better too.
Good pics libertyTC - really shows why the JBA arms are needed when lifted a bit more.
Quote Originally Posted by axxmatt I have replacement upper control arms and ball joints from Rocky Road in Utah that Is like to replace my self but one of the bolts toward the front looks impossible to get to. Is there a trick You are talking the front upper A arms - is that correct
Yea thats what I thought. I talked the guy at the dealership into doing the job for 200. Think I do that. There business has been kinda slow. So you replaced the control arms on a KK already Were you doing a lift
On the 2002 jeep liberty 3.7L 4x4. I got the nut off the bolt that holds the front part of the upper contol arm but I cant get the bolt out of the bracket on the frame. I cant take the upper control arm without taking the bolt out. Hard brake line is in the way. Do I have to take the brake line off and hassel of bleeding the brake
Quote Originally Posted by speedracer1904 On the 2002 jeep liberty 3.7L 4x4. I got the nut off the bolt that holds the front part of the upper contol arm but I cant get the bolt out of the bracket on the frame. I cant take the upper control arm without taking the bolt out. Hard brake line is in the way. Do I have to take the brake line off and hassel of bleeding the brake Unbolt the brake linea 10mm bolt holds it is place and you have to access it in the wheel well.
None available New arms are the best way to go