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20jk08
04-16-2012, 12:20 AM
Hi guys,,,, I'm wondering if the stock lower control arms, and stock shocks from a 2012 jku, would fit on my 2008 jku ?
I'm running a teraflex 2.5" lift with shock extenders, with worn bushings on the control arms and have found a good deal on the stock parts I mentioned,,,,
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,,,,

2012jkfng702
04-16-2012, 05:22 AM
I don't 100% know cause I just bought a jk but I just put a lift on mine so my lower contol arms are laying on the floor in my garage. If you measure it eye to eye and give me a number I ll check mine. P.S. mine are for sale as well if the other deal doesn't work out. I only had 2000 miles on them.

kaptkrappy
04-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Hi guys,,,, I'm wondering if the stock lower control arms, and stock shocks from a 2012 jku, would fit on my 2008 jku ?
I'm running a teraflex 2.5" lift with shock extenders, with worn bushings on the control arms and have found a good deal on the stock parts I mentioned,,,,
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,,,,

The part numbers are the same for '07-'12 JKU (non-Rubicon) in the mopar replacement parts catalog for the control arms and shocks, so......they should work.

20jk08
04-16-2012, 02:46 PM
Thanks guys for the info, i'll take a measurement when I go look.at them,,

piginajeep
04-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Hi guys,,,, I'm wondering if the stock lower control arms, and stock shocks from a 2012 jku, would fit on my 2008 jku ?
I'm running a teraflex 2.5" lift with shock extenders, with worn bushings on the control arms and have found a good deal on the stock parts I mentioned,,,,
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,,,,

its all the same, two door, four door. 07-12

I already blew out my stock lowers as well.:crazyeyes:

wayoflife
04-16-2012, 03:35 PM
its all the same, two door, four door. 07-12

I already blew out my stock lowers as well.:crazyeyes:

how the hell did you manange to do that already??

JKRay
04-16-2012, 03:53 PM
how the hell did you manange to do that already??

haha Its Chris hes capable of doing anything... :cheesy:

piginajeep
04-16-2012, 04:17 PM
how the hell did you manange to do that already??

Moab, I started hearing a loud metal clunk noise on the way home. It turned out to be the right lower rear control arm. Both were blown out :crazyeyes:

Its always been torqued at ride height. I'm really not sure what cause it.

wayoflife
04-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Moab, I started hearing a loud metal clunk noise on the way home. It turned out to be the right lower rear control arm. Both were blown out :crazyeyes:

Its always been torqued at ride height. I'm really not sure what cause it.

well, clearly you must have exceeded the tollerances of the factory bonded rubber bushings (i.e. too much flex). for people who actually wheel their jeep, it does happen.

hmmm, i wonder why none of the self-professed overland expedition types who rave about the near bulletproof nature of factory components, never seem to talk about blown out bushings :hmm:

CarsonCindy
04-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Moab, I started hearing a loud metal clunk noise on the way home. It turned out to be the right lower rear control arm. Both were blown out :crazyeyes:

Its always been torqued at ride height. I'm really not sure what cause it.

Maybe that death wobble issue you were having had something to do with it. :idontknow:

piginajeep
04-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Maybe that death wobble issue you were having had something to do with it. :idontknow:

it could have, but it was the right rear. Changed out the ball joints yesterday. The lowers we're shot. Everything else looks good. I'm not really sure where the hell the DW came from :thinking:

20jk08
04-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Ya, I'm getting some steering wheel shimmy when I hit some bumps,,,the bushing have some play. I've done the washer on the trackbar,(front and back of the bracket, larger bolt etc), everything else is tight, so I'm assuming it's the bushings, it makes sense....No death wobble, but irritating all the same.

wayoflife
04-16-2012, 05:22 PM
Ya, I'm getting some steering wheel shimmy when I hit some bumps,,,the bushing have some play. I've done the washer on the trackbar,(front and back of the bracket, larger bolt etc), everything else is tight, so I'm assuming it's the bushings, it makes sense....No death wobble, but irritating all the same.

have you checked your ball joints?

20jk08
04-16-2012, 07:54 PM
Yes, ball joints are good, thanks :)

wayoflife
04-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Yes, ball joints are good, thanks :)

just to verify, were they recently replaced or, by what method have you checked them to verify as much?

20jk08
04-16-2012, 09:53 PM
Yes, they are about 4 months old, (stock warranty replacement) but before the Moab trip, I had the front end checked by a local garage, and I was present watching everything he looked at, the b/j were well within spec,,that's how I found out I had play in the c/a bushings,,, I did however notice a slight flex in the (JKS) trackbar, not sure if that's normal. On a side note, sometime during the winter, my front driveshaft had sized due to a torn off boot. Luckily, the dealership replaced it under warranty (friends a mechanic there).. Where I had the front end checked, the mechanic said that could have caused the bushings to go since all the bouncing strain would be on the bushings with the driveshaft not moving inside itself ( if that makes any sense to you :),,,Our roads up here are hell......
thanks again:)
So,, would you think the bad bushings would cause that shimmy?

At the vendor show the JKS people showed me the sector shaft brace system the have, and said it would help with the shimmy, but I want to fix it not mask it,,,

Dave

wayoflife
04-16-2012, 11:59 PM
I did however notice a slight flex in the (JKS) trackbar

maybe i missed it the first time around but had i heard you say this, i would have said that is your problem right there. i don't know what gen track bar you have of theirs but, their earlier ones definitely flexed and helped cause DW. trust me, i ran several versions of their track bars, all the while dealing with DW issues before they got it right.

20jk08
04-17-2012, 02:17 AM
Ahha,,,,,,,thanks for that heads up Eddie, I'm going to change over to the stock trackbar tomorrow for a test drive and see if it improves the steering. I'll let you know if it helps. :)

wayoflife
04-17-2012, 02:29 AM
Ahha,,,,,,,thanks for that heads up Eddie, I'm going to change over to the stock trackbar tomorrow for a test drive and see if it improves the steering. I'll let you know if it helps. :)

just remember, with each episode of DW you have, a lot of losening up of bolts and damage to components it can do. if DW is really what you've been having, you really should go through everything all over again after you address your track bar EVEN IF you're sure they're good. trust me, i speak with experience here.

20jk08
04-17-2012, 03:51 PM
Hi,, I put on the stock trackbar, torqued to spec, centered the steering, but still get the shimmy. It's not D/W, just a shimmy in the steering wheel on bumps at highway speed. Going to try the barely used 2012 control arms and and throw on the shocks they come with....We'll see if the newer bushings help at all.

wayoflife
04-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Hi,, I put on the stock trackbar, torqued to spec, centered the steering, but still get the shimmy. It's not D/W, just a shimmy in the steering wheel on bumps at highway speed. Going to try the barely used 2012 control arms and and throw on the shocks they come with....We'll see if the newer bushings help at all.

well, step by step is the only way you'll be able to find your problem. regardless, a track bar that flexes is still not a good thing and i would see if you could get that replaced. having one bad shock can cause a shimmy and so can a bad control arm bushing so, maybe you'll find your problem there. good luck.