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Rough Country Front or Rear Lower Adjustable Control Arms (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Clevite OEM, Style Rubber Bushings
    • Fully Greasable.
    • Completely Rebuildable X-Flex Joints
    • Adjustable Retainer Ring
    • Increased Longevity
    • Upper Joints Pivot Up to 20 Degrees
    • Lower Joints Pivot Up to 35 Degrees
    • Allows for Greater Articulation Off-Road
    • Fits Either Front or Rear
    • Recommended for Models with 0in - 6.5in Suspension Lift Kits
    • Designed for 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of Rough Country's adjustable control arms fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. These will also work on the longer wheel base LJs. You can purchase these as a kit of all eight or as pairs. Any time you lift your Jeep, the axles will move toward the center line of the vehicle. So in order to get them re-centered in the wheel wells, you'll need a set of adjustable control arms. Also, when you lift a solid axle vehicle like a Jeep, you will change both the pinion angle and the caster angle of both axles. Having adjustable controls arms will let you dial those angles back in. A bad pinion angle can cause a vibration and premature drive train wear, and lack of caster angle can give you a flighty feel on the highway. If you have a non-Rubicon TJ and you're lifting over four inches, you'll probably want to run a slip yoke eliminator and CV driveshaft and you'll also need some adjustable control arms to reset your pinion angle. A set like this will get all of those jobs done. These control arms are single adjustable instead of double adjustable, which does make it a little bit more difficult to get your angles dialed in. However, once you set it up once it's not something you have to change often, and these are going to be a little bit less expensive than those double adjustable arms on the market. These do have spherical joints at one end, which are gonna provide a lot more articulation and performance off road. These control arms are really beefy. These things are gonna be strong and they're gonna hold up to whatever abuse you want to throw at them. They have a factory style rubber bushing on one end. Again, they have that spherical bushing on the other that provides you with 20 degrees of articulation on your upper arms and 35 degrees on your lower arms. What that's going to allow is for the axle to articulate and move, giving you more flex off road and keeping more tires in contact with the ground more often, which all leads to more traction. These joints are completely rebuildable. In fact, they come out of the box disassembled. The assembly process is really easy with the included tool that Rough Country gives you. Getting these control arms installed on your Jeep is gonna be pretty easy, although there are quite a few steps because you have to unload the axles in order to do so. Installing these while installing a lift kit will cut down on doing a lot of steps twice. If you're installing these and you aren't installing a lift kit at the same time, you'll have to first support the Jeep from the frame and then disconnect or loosen anything that keeps the axles from drooping. So that will be your sway bar links, your shocks, and possibly your brake line extensions. From there, you can completely droop the axle and remove the springs. Once the axle is unloaded, you'll be able to remove one control arm at a time and replace it with whichever control arms you're swapping out. Again, these are available as a kit of all eight or as individual pairs. Once you have the control arms placed back on the Jeep, you can check your pinion angle and your caster angle and make adjustments as necessary. The whole process could take four hours or more depending on the tools you have on hand. Speaking of tools, you can get this done with traditional hand tools, but if you have access to air tools and especially a lift it'll definitely speed up the process. These control arms are going to be a little bit less expensive than some of the other adjustable control arms on the market. Now, some of those other control arms will have additional features like possibly being double adjustable, but mostly what you're paying for with a control arm are the joints. I know that in the past Rough Country has had a bit of a bad reputation for making a part that doesn't last quite as long as it used to. But in my opinion, Rough Country has definitely turned things around in the last couple of years and they built a control arm that will definitely hold up and last. And, even if they do wind up wearing out, they're completely rebuildable. So it really comes down to your build and your budget. If you have the budget for one of those big name control arms that has additional features and you want that, they're definitely available. However, if you want to save a couple of dollars but you still need something that's adjustable, this is a nice way to go. So, whether you lifted your Jeep and you're looking to re-center the axles in the wheel wells or you need to adjust your pinion and caster angles, a set of adjustable control arms is the way to do that. And if you're on a budget and you don't want to spend the money for those top brand control arms on the market, this is a nice, less expensive option. So that's my review of Rough Country's adjustable control arms fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Quality Control Arms. With their ball-in joint, massive 2.5" diameter body, and huge 1.25" threads, these X-Flex Joints offer considerable range, strength, and safety for off-road applications. Rough Countrys X-Flex Joints now also feature Adjustable Retainer Rings, allowing you to preload the bushings by compressing them prior to install. A threaded chamber inside the housing offers the ability to modify the amount of compression on the bushings and friction on the spherical ball at any given time by simply adjusting the end retainer ring using our included adjustment tool.

    Rebuildable. These upgrades drastically extend the longevity of the joints themselves since they are completely rebuildable for easy maintenance and adjustments. A few quick twists and your joints will be as tight as the day you installed them. Upper Arm X-Flex joints pivot up to twenty degrees, while Lower Arm Joints are capable of a staggering thirty-five Degrees pivot range.

    Fitment: This Front or Rear Lower Control Arm kit fits 1997-2006 TJ Wrangler  and 2004-2006 TJ Wrangler Unlimited.

    Recommended for models with 0in - 6.5in suspension lift kits  

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

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    What's in the Box
  • (2) Lower adjustable control arms
  • Flex joints
  • Hardware
  • Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

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    Questions & Answers (4)

    4 Top Rated Questions

    How long do the stretch out I need 31” I have 6” lift on my rubicon

    • With the Rough Country Front or Rear Lower Adjustable Control Arms, you will need to measure to ensure this is installed at the proper length, as every lift and tire will be slightly different.

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    What is the replacement rubber bushing for these

    • For replacement bushings for these control arms we recommend reaching out to Rough Country. They will have them available for purchase directly.

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    Range of adjustment? What is the range of adjustment on this product. I am replacing existing after market control arms for a 2.5" lift. What is the range of center to center mounting bolt length.

    • These control arms will fit your lift. They are intended for use on models equipped with 0 - 6.5 inches of suspension lift.

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    What is the range of length on this product I have a 99 TJ with a 2.5" skyjacker lift on it. The skyjacker control arms are rusting out. The skyjacker shocks have been long traded out with new shocks. I want to replace the lower control arms with this product, but need to verify that the I can adjust them to the length needed to match up with the old skyjacker control arms.

    • I don't know what your skyjacker control arms measured, but these are adjustable to fit up to 3" lift.

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 4.75 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.71875 4.7



    • 5/5

      August 02, 2018

      Beefy strong

      Wow these will last a long time user tough conditions with no problem. Easy lube ports to keep everything greesed and moving right.

      LukeM

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 22, 2018

      Fixed

      The reason i titled my review fixed is because i had the dreaded deathwobble. After installing rough country adjustable control arms the problem was fixed. I highly recommend this product.

      RoyS

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      April 22, 2018

      2001 Jeep

      Bought a Jeep for my daughter it has a 4” lift, real hard to handle. Took it to a mechanic to get alignment. Said need the control arms to be longer. Ordered front rough country adjustable control arms, they shipped very quick. Had mechanic install them, the Jeep handles 100 better. They did the trick on getting a perfect alignment

      SteveC

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      February 16, 2018

      rear control arms

      great product, well made, was able to get rear pinion angle inline after lift kit was installed

      JeffS

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      January 15, 2018

      Good Product

      My old Control Arms were wore out. These are a great up grade to the smaller ones that came with the lift. Easy to install well once i got the old ones off.

      WilliamB

      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      December 06, 2017

      New Design of X-Flex

      Just got these shipped. I noticed the X-Flex joints are already built and look much stronger than the previous design. The joint is now solid and only requires removing the snap ring. I checked with Rough Country and they confirmed this is the new design and can still be rebuilt. I am a little disappointed that there were already a couple chips in the paint but I know I didn't buy top of the line so I am ok with it.

      Tim

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      October 10, 2017

      Good Quality and Fast Shipping!

      Recieved this product within 2 days and i was very impressed with the quality. Easy install. Very happy and would recommend

      Hayden

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      October 01, 2017

      Great

      Getting front ones now Rear work awesome. Good fit. Satisfied customer

      SharonB

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      August 30, 2017

      Very sturdy parts

      Fit great. Allows me to upgrade or downgrade my 4" lift. I did have trouble finding a shop with a 1 3/4" wrench that is needed to adjust the large nut and install them, but I did find one. I installed both front and rear sets.

      BOW75

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      August 30, 2017

      Well made with beefy bushings.

      Direct fit for my 99 TJ with a 3 in lift. Real helped the daily ride and the pounding when in the dirt. Easy install.

      AikenSCBlackTJ

      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      June 27, 2017

      Did the job with some adjust ability over stock

      Purchased these for adjustability to correct bad pinion angle on a 4" lift. Heavy duty and overall heavy compared to stock, but will need a large wrench to tighten the lock nut down once installed. Only downside is to adjust, you have to remove completely, but it got my pinion angle back to normal.

      CollinK

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      June 15, 2017

      Rough Country front lower and upper control arms

      I have to admit I was skeptical about purchasing these Rough Country front upper and lower control arms for my 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, but I'm very pleased. A great price and these are really heavy duty, very well built. I've tested them off road and they have held up well. I will be purchasing Rough Country upper and lower rear control arms soon. I installed them myself without any problems. That saved me a lot $$$ Thanks for suppling a great product Extreme Terrain! PS: I have a four inch lift kit on my Jeep. These had more than enough adjustment.

      DavidB

      Year: 2003Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      June 11, 2017

      Worked great

      Everything went together great. Lots stronger than stock

      Jordan13

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      June 06, 2017

      Quality

      These are very durable, HD control arms for the price! Would buy again.

      201TJ

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      May 19, 2017

      Feel great

      After installing them in my Jeep I felt a difference instantly great product at a great price

      Jay

      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      April 27, 2017

      Front Control Arms

      Works very good !!!now will order the rear control arms

      SaadA

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      April 08, 2017

      Adjustable Strength

      Initially purchased to stop the 2.5” lift springs from hitting the spring stops on the passenger side when fully extended off-road. Although the adjustable control arms did not accomplish this, I was able to regain caster adjustment since this vehicle was not set up with caster bolts. The strength and quality of the adjustable control arms were better than expected. The grease zerk’s for lubrication of the joints should provide years of extended service any vehicle is put through. Once the correct length of the control arms are obtained, large locking nuts will keep the adjustment in place. After adjusting for 5* of wheel caster on a 2003-TJ, I found the vehicle was drawing to the right when running the crown of the road. Back to the garage; using a plumb-bob off the lower mounting bolts of the front control arms and rear shock mounts to the floor, it was apparent the wheelbase was 1/8” shorter on the right side. With one additional turn (longer) on the right front lower control arm moved the axle 3/16” forward, which corrected the vehicle wanting to draw right. With this kind of adjustment available, I would recommend Rough Country’s adjustable control arms to anyone. The spring stop rubbing the coil spring issue when fully extended was solved by removing the spring, cutting a pie shape piece from the stop, bending rearward, welding in place and reinstalling the spring; problem solved. Good luck with your projects

      DonA

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      February 03, 2017

      Heavy duty

      Works great. Live in Michigan and reusing hardware is a joke. Replaced bolts using 9/16. Not bad installing. Lifted the front alittle more because of the longer arms. Overall satisfied

      AndruA

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      December 28, 2016

      Great JK upgrade!..

      I recently built and installed a bullet-proof 8.8 rearend and my Fabricator only set my pinion angle at 17°, (it was his first ever 8.8 to TJ swap-job)... We'll my pinion angle was way off and putting my drive-train in a bind... These new adjustable upper and lower control arms not only allowed me to adjust the pinion angle but they also gave me 5-6" extra flex in the rear-end, which was also great!.. I was amazed by the size and strength they gave to my rear suspension... Awesome product... Will definitely be buying the front set soon!..

      Shawn

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      November 12, 2016

      control arms

      easy install, used a ratchet strap to pull axle forward. Had to add 3/8 inch more than stock arms to get correct caster. Would be nice if you didn't have to take them out to adjust them [ the only reason they didn't get 5 stars]

      Wabbit

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)