Jeep Commander/Grand Cherokee control arms serve the purpose of helping to achieve proper alignment specifications and strut position when a Jeep is lifted. The main reason for the upgrade though, is that the stock control arms can and do wear out.
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The stock Jeep control arms have fixed Ball Joints on them. So WHEN (not if) those wear out, the only fix is to buy all new control arms from your Jeep dealership, and then buy them again, and so on. Rocky Road Control arms are a great alternative. They also provide a enhanced strut positioning for the optimal alignment on any lifted Commander or WK Grand Cherokee.
Though not mandatory to achieve factory spec alignment, these great control arm kits can help with alignment on lifted Commanders and newer. The difference in the angle of the mounting plate for the new replaceable ball joints creates a more forgiving control arm for alignment purposes.
While our ball joints have an insane amount of movement range, the design of our control arms puts the ball joint in a neutral position while Jeep is lifted. This eliminates the possibility of the ball joint binding up and guarantees a longer life. Our engineering also allows for easier and more accurate camber alignment by your local alignment specialist.
Our ball joints are the same as those you find in such premium vehicles as the Cadillac Escalade, and so are more than strong enough for use on the Jeep Commander. The radial static load rating on our ball joints is also thousands of lbs stronger than the standard Jeep, for a more durable design. The MOOG joints in our kits can also be found around the world in most auto parts stores, and so are an easy exchange when/if the need should ever arise for a replacement.
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Look close at the picture to the left (or top left on this webpage) for correct orientation of the ball joint coming in thru the top to alleviate any installation or alignment issues!
Please follow our installation instructions and photo details carefully to avoid alignment problems...
Rocky Road Control arms have a lifetime guarantee never to bend or dent. If they do, send it back and we will replace the arm for you.
As a result of the extremely heavy duty .25 wall DOM tubing we use on our arms, damage will never happen, ever. Stronger control arms, you can not find. The mounting plate for the ball joints is equally overkill. You cannot harm these control arms. The ball joints themselves are very easily changed out should the need ever arise for servicing.
Until the release of this kit, your only options were to buy stock replacements from the Jeep dealership, or pay $450 for the only other kit on the market which doesn't offer a lifetime warranty, or the same level of engineering quality. We have now, come to the rescue with a superior control arm kit at over $100 in savings!
Rocky Road control arm kits come with the Extreme Duty ball joints and dust boot, bushings, and hardware. All are powdercoated in a durable tasteful semi-gloss black. The Rocky Road deluxe control arm kits offer the very best components on the planet. The Rocky Road control arms are for the Jeeper that wants only the best with the highest standards for quality and performance.
Please note: This control arm kit does require a minimum 1.5" of lift for proper alignment when installed.
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*Please note, our control arms will not work with 2.5" lifts and higher.