I have a Cherokee with a 3" ProComp lift in front which came with lower control arms. I also have a JKS adjustable trac bar. I have been having problems with front suspension bolts loosening up and causing clunks and pops as things shift around I tighten them down but after a couple of hard, flexing trails they loosen up again. Now the LCA bushings are going bad as well. I have also buggered up the LCA brackets on the axle end a little.
According to my mechanic, part of the problem is the ProComp contol arms don't allow any twist at full flex so all the strain is put on the bushings. His recommendation is replace the LCAs with TeraFlex LCAs and new bushings, straighten up and reinforce the stock brackets and weld a small "skid plate" across the front of them. This makes sense to me but I thought I'd get some opinions.
Question 1: TeraFlex or Rubicon Express LCAs (or what else is good?) or keep the ProCrap and replace the bushings every year?
Question 2: Patch up and reinforce the stock brackets or get heavy duty brackets (Currie? what others?)?
Question 3: How can I save up for my ARBs if I keep putting money into stuff I thought I already took care of? (oh, I guess that one's retorical.)
Thanks ahead of time for your opinions.