Lower control arm frame tab sheared...Any shops suggested.
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#1: Lower control arm frame tab sheared...Any shops suggested. Author: CuInAZLocation: Phoenix PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:22 am
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Hit a deer, smashed up my fog light etc and just thought alignment was out. Some editing to make issue clear now: the front tab on the frame holding the lower comtrol arm is sheared so it cant be aligned. Thoughts?

Last edited by CuInAZ on Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:24 pm; edited 1 time in total

#2: Re: Camber/Caster Adjustment Valley Broken? Any shops suggested Author: 4GaugeSurpriseLocation: South Mtn-ish. PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:12 pm
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CuInAZ wrote:
Hit a deer, smashed up my fog light etc and just thought alignment was out. Took it in to get done but just got called the camber/caster adjustment valley was broken and Id need to get in contact with a body shop or frame shop. Any suggestions or ideas? Worth going through insurance you guys think?

Not sure exactly what the "camber/caster adjustment valley" is (probably more my ignorance than anything) but if it's what I think it is, you may just need some alignment tabs AKA "Lower Control Arm CAM Tab Gussets"
There's a popular kit: www.metaltech4x4.com/t...09-gx-470/

I had mine done a while back at Sierra Expeditions: www.sierraexpeditions.com/

IMO not worth the ding on the insurance, unless you are already filing a claim for the hit, then may as well include it.

#3: Re: Lower control arm frame tab sheared...Any shops suggeste Author: CuInAZLocation: Phoenix PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:39 pm
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So now that I've seen it it appears to be the front tab on the frame holding the LC arm....not sure can know what kind of welding it needs till pulled but been driving for a week and seems ok so far :/. Just cant adjust alignment till fixed.

#4: Re: Camber/Caster Adjustment Valley Broken? Any shops suggested Author: CuInAZLocation: Phoenix PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:41 pm
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4GaugeSurprise wrote:
CuInAZ wrote:
Hit a deer, smashed up my fog light etc and just thought alignment was out. Took it in to get done but just got called the camber/caster adjustment valley was broken and Id need to get in contact with a body shop or frame shop. Any suggestions or ideas? Worth going through insurance you guys think?

Not sure exactly what the "camber/caster adjustment valley" is (probably more my ignorance than anything) but if it's what I think it is, you may just need some alignment tabs AKA "Lower Control Arm CAM Tab Gussets"
There's a popular kit: www.metaltech4x4.com/t...09-gx-470/

I had mine done a while back at Sierra Expeditions: www.sierraexpeditions.com/

IMO not worth the ding on the insurance, unless you are already filing a claim for the hit, then may as well include it.


Did some research and you nailed what I was trying to get at. Hah, thanks a lot for the help!

#5: Re: Camber/Caster Adjustment Valley Broken? Any shops suggested Author: 4GaugeSurpriseLocation: South Mtn-ish. PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:56 pm
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CuInAZ wrote:
4GaugeSurprise wrote:
CuInAZ wrote:
Hit a deer, smashed up my fog light etc and just thought alignment was out. Took it in to get done but just got called the camber/caster adjustment valley was broken and Id need to get in contact with a body shop or frame shop. Any suggestions or ideas? Worth going through insurance you guys think?

Not sure exactly what the "camber/caster adjustment valley" is (probably more my ignorance than anything) but if it's what I think it is, you may just need some alignment tabs AKA "Lower Control Arm CAM Tab Gussets"
There's a popular kit: www.metaltech4x4.com/t...09-gx-470/

I had mine done a while back at Sierra Expeditions: www.sierraexpeditions.com/

IMO not worth the ding on the insurance, unless you are already filing a claim for the hit, then may as well include it.


Did some research and you nailed what I was trying to get at. Hah, thanks a lot for the help!

Occasionally I have useful information Smile
Happy I could be of assistance.

#6: Re: Lower control arm frame tab sheared...Any shops suggeste Author: BAMF-FJLocation: Scottsdale, Az PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:16 pm
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Chaos Fab makes a gusset for those;-)

#7: Re: Lower control arm frame tab sheared...Any shops suggeste Author: CuInAZLocation: Phoenix PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:38 am
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Ordered in the mail Smile



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