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Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms for 0-6 in. Lift (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from and this is my review of the Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. These are available in pairs or as a set of all eight. Anytime you lift your JK, you'll be moving the axles of the vehicle toward the center. A set of adjustable control arms will allow you to re-center the axles underneath the wheel wells. Adjustable control arms also have a couple of other benefits. When you lift a solid axle vehicle, you'll change the pinion angle and the caster angle in the front axle. Bad pinion angles can cause driveline vibrations and premature drive shaft wear, and a bad caster angle can cause a flighty feel while driving down the highway because the steering wheel doesn't want to re-center itself. A set of control arms like this are single adjustable, which helps to keep the cost down a little bit, and the fact that these are available as pairs allow you to build up to a full set over time, saving you a little bit of money. The first thing you'll notice when you take these control arms out of the box is how beefy they are, especially when you compare them to a factory control arm like this. These are really strong and that's exactly what you need, especially when you have big tires on your jeep and you're off-road abusing your suspension. The way these arms are designed is that they have a rubber bushing on one end, which is really similar to your factory bushing. and the other end is Rough Country's X-Flex spherical joint. These joints will provide you with 20 degrees of articulation on an upper control arm and 35 on a lower. What that means is that along with re-centering your axles, adjusting your pinion angle and adjusting your caster, these control arms are going to give you additional articulation and additional performance off-road. One of my favorite parts about the X-Flex joints is that they're completely rebuildable. Rough Country provides you with all the parts you need to rebuild those joints in the event that they do start to make a little bit of noise or get a little bit loose. Getting these control arms installed in the jeep is a pretty straightforward process. You actually follow many of the same steps that you would if you were installing a full lift kit. The first step is to support the jeep by the frame and remove or loosen anything that keeps the axles from completely drooping. That means you're going to be loosening or removing your brake line brackets, sway bar end links, track bars and shocks. Once you completely sagged the axles from underneath the jeep, you will be able to remove your springs, and the axles will be completely unloaded. At that point, you can just remove the bolts holding the factory control arms in place and install the new ones. Now because these are single adjustable control arms, you will have to adjust them with the jeep in this condition. You won't be able to put everything back together and ingest them on the jeep like you would with a double adjustable control arm. That does make installing a double adjustable a little bit easier, however these single adjustable arms are less expensive, so it's a good way to save a few dollars. This whole process can take place after you've installed the X-Flex joint in each of the control arms. Again that's a really simple process following Rough Country's installation instructions. And they even provide you with the tool necessary to install them. The whole process should take you about four hours if you're installing a full set of like eight control arms or a little bit less time if you're only installing a couple. And you won't need any specialty tools, just the jacks and jack stands and some traditional hand tools, although air tools will definitely speed up the process. Let me just say, I know what Rough Country's reputation was for control arms. In the past, they were known for not making the highest quality control arm and they were known for their joints wearing out prematurely, but I have to say these are not the control arms of the past. These X-Flex joints seem to be really strong, they are completely rebuildable, they seem really solid, and these control arms really seem like they're worth the price. There a lot of companies making control arms, and they all have their sort of proprietary spherical joints. They all say they're stronger than another one or provide more articulation than another one, but honestly, for the price you have to pay for these, these seem like a really nice adjustable control arm option. So if you've lifted your jeep and you're looking for a set of adjustable control arms to re-center the axles and the wheel wells, adjust your pinion angle and adjust your caster angle, these are a really nice set of control arms that are going to be both strong, rebuildable, and provide additional articulation over your stock arms. So that's my review of the Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. They can find right here at

    Better Strength and Safety. Your Jeep Wrangler will have improved range, strength, and safety for off-road applications with these Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms. With the adjustable retainer rings, you'll have an easier time preloading the brushings before installation. The control arms' threaded chamber inside the housing gives you the ability to modify the amount of compression on the bushings and friction on the spherical ball making your suspension run smoothly.

    Top-Quality Construction. These adjustable control arms are made to withstand heavy-duty off-roading. The ball-in joint, large 2.5" diameter body and 1.25" threads, they can handle the beating your Wrangler's suspension would take. The control arms are made with high-quality material that won't break or rust quickly as they'll extend the longevity of the joints.

    Easy Installation. Installation isn't complex when installing these Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms as they are made for easy maintenance and adjustments. All it takes is a few quick twists and your joints will be installed.

    Application. The Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms are specifically designed to fit on all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (2 or 8) Adjustable Control Arms
    • Flex Joints
    • Necessary Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs

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    Questions & Answers (19)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Are these arms able to be short enough to use in place of the stock arms on a 4 door rubicon and then later on be lengthened to fit the proper and desired lift springs and shocks?

    • Yes, the Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms can be adjusted to factory length and then later adjusted to compensate for a lift.

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    Will I need to extend the driveshaft on both axles?

    • The Rough Country X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms would not effect the ability to extend your driveshafts. Depending on what lift height you have you may over extend your stock driveshafts, requiring you to extend your driveshafts. Each Jeep reacts a little differently to being lifted but usually between 3-4 inches of lift and up you need to replace at least the front driveshaft if not the front and rear driveshafts.

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    Maximum Lift What is the maximum lift range for this complete kit?

    • 3.5

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    Does the lower front control arms accept a taller and wider tire?

    • These will provide slightly more clearance than OEM.

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    I have 2009 wrangler 2 doors! This kit fit on it?

    • This is designed for 07-18 JK and JKU from stock height up to a Jeep that has 6" of lift.

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    10 More Questions
    Can you swap out your lower Control Arms on 2008 JK while it is on the ground? Thanks 1 answer
    Can rear lowers be installed while jeep is on the ground, one side at a time? 1 answer
    On a 2015 JKU Saharah, I have purchased a 3.25" rough country lift. I want to make sure the pinion and castor angle are going to be correct. Would these control arms fix and make correct? Read several forums, but unsure. Do I just need lower arms on front and rear? Or Upper and Lower on front and rear? Want all needed materials prior to installation to prevent wear and tear on existing equipment. Also, do drive shafts need to be replaced on this lift w/ extended arms? Thanks in advance. 1 answer
    I read through the answers and at one point you mention that these arms will work on a Jk with up to a 6in lift and then later when asked what the max lift would be for these arms, you answered 3.5in. Can you elaborate? 1 answer
    Will This fit a 2012 JKU? 1 answer
    2014 wrangker jk 2d 4" suspension lift ,flat fenders 37" tires already have front control arms. looking to get the back. could the adjustable arms push the rear axle back a little further to get tire further away from pinch weld . 1 answer
    I was thinking that to get the adjustments I need, it would only require lower control arms being adjustable, is this correct or do all 4 need to be adjusted? 1 answer
    These would replace all the stock controls.? I have a 2.5 in cool lift with stock control arms. Easy swap? 1 answer
    will this kit fit with my 2.5 lift i have on jeep 1 answer
    Hi was reading up on the info and the several questions that were asked... One question that was asked was hats that max lift this kit would fit .... One answer said up to 3.5 inch lift and the other said up to 6 inch lift???? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (23) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 4.869565 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.782609 4.8

    • 4/5

      April 11, 2019

      Perfect for the $

      Jeep was a little “flighty” after installing 3-1/2 lift so I needed lower CAs to get back some positive caster. The CAs are beefy and seem to be very well built. Put them on following the manufactures specs, Jeep drove perfect 2000 miles to Moab. Wheeled it hard for 3 days and drove back home with no issues. Well worth the $!!


      Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      January 20, 2019

      Best Option for lifted JKUR

      I'm an old crawler and try to pass my experience on to others any time I can. My 2017 Rubicon has a 3.5" lift, 35" tires on 17x10 Raceline wheels with -12 offset. I wanted better articulation and correct pinion angle. The answer was a complete set of Rough Country adjustable control arms. Easy install after quick chat session with Rough Country to get correct measurements for my lift/wheel/tire size. Result is better ride, better steering, and much better articulation. At under $800 this is the BEST option available! Now I like Teraflex products and in most cases, I'd choose theirs over other manufacturers. In this case their's was no real advantage. Double adjustable is NOT desired because, they can get out of adjustment much easier (not good). The control arms have more effect on driveability and crawling than any other component! This set will make a HUGE difference and save you hundreds over other options with no sacrifice on durability or function. If you haven't replaced your ball joints... do it right away. A lift, taller and heavier tires, more offset/wider stance all puts more strain on ball joints and when they go.... it's not pretty. Go with heavy duty like Ally USA or Teraflex ball joints and grease them at every oil change.


      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (8)

    • 5/5

      January 18, 2019

      Must Have

      After a 3 inch lift was put on the Jeep lost its smooth ride. Then when placing this control arm kit everything felt amazing. No vibrations the Jeep rides way better, and feels stronger. Those stock control arms are weak and junk compared to the Rough Country. For the price it is a steal! Would totally buy again.


      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      January 04, 2019

      Rough Country X-flex control arms

      Very happy with the arms. Wish there was more info in the instructions for adjustment settings and setting the proper driveline angles, but very happy.


      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      November 13, 2018

      Rc arms

      The arms are a good fit and easy installation. My only complaint is Rancho puts a replacement bolt in the kit for the one bolt that hss to be cut off but the bolt is a different thread pitch so it doesn't fit the nut. Had to run down to the hardware store for correct bolt.


      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      September 13, 2018

      RC Adjustable Front Lower Control Arms

      I paired these bad girls with a set of Rough Country's upper control arms and eradicated the death wobble. Before when I'd be driving between 30-50 upon hitting a bump my Jeep would go into death wobble. After this upgrade, which I have to say is worth the $400 if you are plagued by the death wobble, it was like brand new. Since my Jeep is lifted 3 inches, I had to call customer service and have them give me the correct lengths. They were very helpful.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      May 25, 2018

      Be in control

      Everything was great from ordering to installing... high quality product and great price...


      Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      May 16, 2018

      Rough country xjoint LCA

      With a 6” lift on my rubicon jku these lower controls arms made a huge difference in tide quality. Amazing how flexible these joints are. And a big bonus that the joints are rebuildabke


      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      May 01, 2018

      Gets the job done

      It has helped me fix the angle issues with the pinion do to a lift. They also look very nice.


      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 20, 2018

      Front lowers arms

      They went on in about an hour! Old ones came out and the new ones went right in and couldn't be happier!!


      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 03, 2018


      It was an easy and simple install. All I had to do was match them up With the old ones and they dropped right in for me. I'm about to test them out on the trails, wish me luck...


      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      February 07, 2018

      Problem solved

      Fixed my steering problem. Great quality. Would recommend.


      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      January 29, 2018


      This is an excellent product. It gets you into the upgrade. The installation was very simple with detailed directions. Easily adjusted and installed.


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      November 01, 2017


      They do the job only thing is they squeak a lot even with it freshly greased.


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      June 23, 2017

      Awesome product

      Easy installation, and heavy duty product. I would highly recommend this for an upgrade to your Jeep.


      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      June 16, 2017

      X Flex quality and Price

      Impressed with the quality of this product and price compared to others from other companies I researched. Received them quickly too. Just in time to be installed to have a full front and rear alignment being we were headed to the Bantam Jeep Festival in Butler Pa. These quality parts helped us with a smoother and straighter ride there and experience the trail rides that were happening there as well.


      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      May 04, 2017


      Great looking, well built and easy to install. They corrected the caster and bumpstear so my JK handles great.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      February 27, 2017

      Good Product

      Fit was pretty easy to get on the Jeep. Haven't had much use with them in place yet, but seems to ride well.


      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      October 15, 2016

      Great for price, terrible threads.

      Quality seems legit but it took me 2 hours to put the front lower contril arms together. Had to run to Home Depot to get new set screws because the machined threads on the adjustible side were either painted after they were threaded or just threaded very poorly. I ended up breaking off a piece of metal and welding it in to keep the the rings from backing out. If you're doing the yourself....hope youre handy!


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (14)

    • 4/5

      August 05, 2016

      Excellent add on when installing a lift kit!

      Great addition if you're planning to install a lift kit!!!


      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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