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XJ Control Arms (also fits Comanche)

XJ control armsPlease make sure and check out our control arm drop kits. They are a superior system to simply changing out the control arms and are the best system for lifts taller lifts. Our XJ control arms are an excellent addition to the control arm drop system though, or can be used on their own for those that just want the simplicity of some new arms. Check out the Control Arm Drop system by clicking


For more information on our excellent Control arm kits... Read On!

Control arms serve the purpose of helping to achieve proper alignment specifications and axle position when a Jeep is lifted. Not really mandatory until you get over 6" of lift, some people still do very much prefer control arms for lifts at or above 3".

Every suspension company on the planet offers control arms. So... what sets ours apart from everyone else? Price, engineering, and guarantee.

XJ Control Arms Guarantee

Our XJ 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 DOM tubing we use on our arms though, this has never and will never happen... ever. Stronger control arms.. you will not find. Similar strength, you may find... but not with a lifetime guarantee.

How our XJ Control Arms are Engineered

Engineering... note an important design feature on our control arms you don't see on many others. We shape all of our control arms for additional clearance to the mounting pocket on the axle. This corrective angle is a far better design than the straight control arms you find most other places. Straight arms are cheaper to produce for sure which is why the competition keeps them straight. Problem is, they don't pass that savings on to you. So you are paying for cheaply engineered straight control arms, but without the price break. We engineer ours with the contour bend, gusseted reinforcing, and with a still lower price.

Why We Can Price our XJ Control Arms so Low

Price... compare. Since we are the manufacturer and not just a dealer reselling parts, you have eliminated at least one, if not more than one middle man. So while our prices are the best, this doesn't mean your are not getting the very best for your money. You've just shown you're smart enough to buy manufacturer direct instead of paying-up a string of wholesale middle-men. At Rocky Road, the best can, and does, cost less. And buying manufacturer direct, shows you are an intelligent Jeeper.

Rocky Road understands that different Jeepers have different needs and sometimes more importantly, different budget constraints... which is why we offer several different control arm kits. We have kits to fit any Jeep, and any Jeeper's budget. Check out our selections below. If you have any questions on any of our kits, please feel free to email us or use our online chat service during our regular business hours. 

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XJ control arms
Fixed Lower Control Arm kits.
XJ control arms

Adjustable Upper control arm

XJ control arms

Our Deluxe Johnny Joint Control arms. Click for much better view.


Fixed XJ Control Arms

The most economical kit and really the most common you will see out and about on road and trail. A great kit for Jeepers who want a new control arms system at the best price. The kits use greasable bushings at each end. These kits work great for Jeeps with 3-5" of lift. Or if you have our Control Arm Drop system, perfect for lifts in the 6-9" lift range. For most Jeeps in this lift range, fixed lower control arms are the most popular choice.


Adjustable XJ Control Arms

These great kits provide a little more flexibility for the Jeeper who wants to set their own pinion angles and alignment. Same great guarantee as all our control arms. These kits can be used with the same lift parameters as noted i the Fixed Control Arms above. Also perfect for those who may want to add a little more lift later on. One control arm to suit the whole range. While lower control arms are most common kit for lifts to 4.5", upper control arms help move the axles fore and aft which creates more space for better fitting of oversized tires. Upper and lower adjustable control arms are a good choice for many Jeepers running 35" and larger tires as a result.


Deluxe - Adjustable Control Arms with Johnny Joints

These kits offer the supreme flexibility, durability, and strength of the famous Johnny Joint. Adjustable to fit Jeeps lifted from 3-7". These kits will provide you with the safe and stable highway ride you would expect, but also incredible bind-free suspension flex that you certainly would never expect. Our kits are using the same Johnny Joints you find on the alot of the most expensive control arm kits selling at $270-400 a pair! Since you are buying manufacturer direct with Rocky Road though, our prices kick all other's butts.

This system uses a fixed bushing on one end and Johnny Joint lower. Why not 2 Johnny Joints? Its wasteful. You get just as much flex with the special Joint on one end as both, you save some money. On top of that, the bushing end actually helps absorb impacts better to make the vehicle ride smoother than a heim fitting (Johnny Joint) on both ends. Our Johnny Joint arms feature a MASSIVE 1 1/4" hardened fine thread fitting. Sold with the jam nut for a positive lock on your length. Or, some guys like to have no jam nut for just a little more twist. You can spin the jam nut back for the trail. Any way you slice it, our control arms offer the best engineering at the best value! 

The Rocky Road Deluxe Control Arm kits offer the very best components on the planet. Our customers for these are typically the well-educated Jeeper who has done their homework and knows they are buying the best kits for a better price than anywhere else. The Jeeper that wants only the best with the highest standards for quality and performance, and has a little more room in their budget to choose these over the regular adjustable control arm kits.




Why Don't We Offer a Long Arm Kit?

One thing you will NOT find at the Rocky Road manufacturing facility... long arm kits. We've been saying it for years, long arms kits make for great 'trailer-queens', but not for Jeeps driven at highway speeds. They cause your Jeep to turn like a skateboard which is not only spooky and unsettling, but also potentially dangerous. Even tech editors at the popular Jeep magazines have stated the same in head-to-head control-arm comparisons over the years.

If all it took for more suspension flex with no trade-off to safety and stability was longer arms, Jeep engineers would have done this from the factory. Jeep doesn't want millions of lawsuits from dead or maimed Jeepers though and engineered the best, safest system possible. Our control arms kits take their proven design and enhance it so you can feel 100% safe and comfortable in a well handling Jeep... whether its crawling thru huge rocks, blasting thru mud, bouncing up an off-camber hill, or driving on the road to get to work or vacation.

Some shops will sell anything to make a buck, but we at Rocky Road feel your life is worth more than 1-2" of additional suspension flex...
Avoid the long-arm kits.



Bottom line... If you've been doing your homework, then you know Rocky Road has the best prices for the best control arms on the aftermarket. Going anywhere else for control arm kits is just plain foolish. Our lifetime guarantee against bending or denting ensures you are buying a top-of-the-line set of control arms. Rocky Road engineering ensures you are getting the best design. Rocky Road selection means you can find the best to fit your budget. And finally... our pricing proves you can buy the best for less.


Please note: All our Control arm kits are priced and sold in pairs.

XJ Control Arms Select kit Click to add to cart
XJ Fixed Control Arms
XJ Adjustable Control Arms
XJ Deluxe Johnny Joint Control arms
Johnny Joint arms are available only for the lowers. We recommend coupling with
our Adjustable uppers in the next slot above for the best engineered combination.
Control Arm Package kits - discounted prices!
Control arm packages for our various control arms.
Additional alignment components