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    Well, I've been digging around on the net a little and need some advice on which way to go. Last Friday I broke my rear d/s control arm bracket off of the axle. It's the same bracket that the track bar is hooked to. I have a 5.5" RE LA lift on the jeep. Anyone have ideas on the best way to get it right again? Right now options are get the old one welded back together so I can drive the jeep while waiting for parts.

    Options I'm looking at are:
    1. Find new brackets and be done with it.
    2. Do a triangulated 4 link.
    3. Three link.
    Other options?

    My Jeep is my DD, and I'm getting ready for a road trip in March. It doesn't have to ride like a Caddy, but relatively the way it rides now would be nice. References would be helpful so I can weigh the options and get blessing from the 6. Thanx.
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    I'd say triangulated 4 link.
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    Kind of what I was looking at. More specifically this one. One problem I see with this setup is that I will have to move the air tank I just placed under the jeep.

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    go tri link. or triangulate the uppers.

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    also RE makes a kit to triangulate the uppers if you want to go that route.
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    contact rusty's offroad.They can help u with this.

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    For a DD, I'd keep the long arms, and get some beefier brackets to weld on the axle.

    Unless you can find a triangulated 4 link kit from a proven source (like RE for example) that's been engineered, tested and good for the road, you'll have a lot of headaches trying to 'get it right'.

    The LA kits I've seen seem to both wheel and DD great, keeping good road manners along with the better articulation/off road ability.

    Just my 2 cents worth. I know there's a few companys making beefier brackets for the axles.


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    Here ya go, $40 and some weld time! http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...&Category_Code=



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    he broke the upper bracket not the lower.

    needs uppers and the driver side needs the upper with the tracbar bracket.

    but replacing all the brackets with stronger would be best
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimhatTJ View Post
    he broke the upper bracket not the lower.

    needs uppers and the driver side needs the upper with the tracbar bracket.

    but replacing all the brackets with stronger would be best
    D'oh!! Read it wrong. (I'm a leaf spring kind of guy!) Not sure if the Iron Rock guys carry those, but probably.

    I know I've seen kits for axle swaps, and they all have heavier than OEM brackets.


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