View Full Version : Do I need to change to adjustable upper control arms?

August 13th, 2014, 07:45
Hello All,

I am new to the jeep world so bare with me. I just picked up a 2001 2 door Cherokee with a 3" lift. I noticed that only between 37Mph and 43Mph I begin to get death wobble. The control arms aren't the best in the world bushing wise. Should I go with an adjustable control arm or would the OEM replacements be fine?

August 13th, 2014, 09:22
OE is fine given your lift height.

hopefully the bushing is indeed the source of your wobble. but keep in mind it could be one of many contributing factors.

August 13th, 2014, 10:02
I do need new tires as well I noticed the tires on it were not balanced.

August 13th, 2014, 10:24
It could be hundreds of things. Last time it had an alignment? specs on said alignment? Trackbar and steering angles?

August 13th, 2014, 11:32
At 3" of lift, one should consider longer lower control arms. If adjustable control arms are within your budget, they are better than fixed control arms. Replacing worn bushings or suspension/steering components, and balancing the tires should cure any wobbles.

August 13th, 2014, 15:02
Measure the actual lift and compare it to stock. Hopefully it has settled between 2 and 3 inches. If so, check everything DeftwillP listed. You may find that it is actually 3.5 or 4 inches. That creates a whole laundry list of potential drive line issues. At least you will know where to start.