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    METAL CLOAK JK 2.5” Dual-Rate Lift Kit ARB Edition - UPPER CONTROL ARM HELP

    I am prepping to install my 2.5" lift on my 2014 JKU, It seems cut and dry but I am looking
    for the correct Measurements/Length for my UPPER CONTROL ARMS. Metal Cloak says go
    ahead and use the same length as for the 3.5" lift... is that right?

    First Timer here...please speak slow...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JEEP671GUAM View Post
    I am prepping to install my 2.5" lift on my 2014 JKU, It seems cut and dry but I am looking
    for the correct Measurements/Length for my UPPER CONTROL ARMS. Metal Cloak says go
    ahead and use the same length as for the 3.5" lift... is that right?

    First Timer here...please speak slow...

    use there measurements as a starting point then adjust from there to get your caster right. for the rear use there measurements again as a starting point and adjust from there till your pinion is in line with your transfercase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEEP671GUAM View Post
    I am prepping to install my 2.5" lift on my 2014 JKU, It seems cut and dry but I am looking
    for the correct Measurements/Length for my UPPER CONTROL ARMS. Metal Cloak says go
    ahead and use the same length as for the 3.5" lift... is that right?

    First Timer here...please speak slow...

    Starting with the factory length to get started is correct. After all is said and done, you can make additional adjustments to the upper arms to make caster adjustments up front as needed. Ultimately, you want 4° of caster. If you are referring to rear upper arms, you will need to set them to whatever will get your pinion angle in line with your drive shaft. There is no set measurement for this.

    EDIT - looks like cozdude beat me

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    Thanks !!

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