I have have had Clayton's 6 inch kit in my WJ for about 4 years now, and let me say it has been put to it's test. Great kit, great craftsmanship, and nothing better then supporting a local shop! Would recommend it to everyone! It's a large initial investment but it's going to save you money and time in the end. Well worth the money!! Great work guys!
- Key Features Of Clayton Offroad Products
- What are "Pro Series" control arms?
- Do you sell custom length control arms or pieces of a kit?
- Ordered a TJ/LJ/XJ/ZJ long arm kit, and one upper arm is straight and one is bent?
- Do you sell replacement bushings?
- Do you sell direct to your customers?
- Why should I choose Clayton Off Road vs. anyone else?
- Why do you use square tubing vs. round tubing?
- All of our suspensions come with the abuse-proof Limited Lifetime Warranty against bending or breaking of our control arms.
- We use a black peel finish powder coating on our control arms that have a 2000 hour salt spray rating. All powder coated arms are washed, baked, then powder coated again.
- ¼ Mounting Brackets
- All of our mounting brackets are made from ¼” steel to insure strength and durability.
Grade 8 Nut Inserts
- We use a 1 ¼” Grade 8 high nut which is machined half way then pressed into our ¼ thick lower control arms. The upper arms use the same process with a 1 inch Grade 8 high nut.
- Lower Control Arms - 2” Square ¼” Wall Tubing
- We use this tubing on our lower control arms. The ends are CNC machined to allow greater weld penetration. Square is a much stronger shape structurally then round which also provides a nice flat surface for sliding on and is less prone to denting
Clevite Rubber Bushings
- We press these mechanically bonded bushings into a heavy-duty 2 ¾” O.D. housing and use them on the axle side of our lower control arms. They provide better road noise and vibration isolation vs. any poly bushing or even the Currie Johnny Joints. The advantages of using poly joints in a suspension is simply cost savings. They are much cheaper to produce, easer to assemble and do not require a machined housing to be pressed into, thus saving money.
- Hands down these are the most reliable articulating joints on the market and provide years of service with minor maintenance. Service parts are readily available, fairly inexpensive, about $8 per joint and only require a set of snap ring pliers and a vice to change. The advantages of a Johnny joint vs. a heim joint are in its actual design. A heim joint has a metal outer race, usually some sort of Teflon coating, and then a metal spherical center ball. First problem is when a heim joint wears out, you have to replace the entire heim joint which is much more costly then simply rebuilding the joint at $8 a piece. Second problem is that heim joints don’t come with any grease fittings. They rely on that Teflon coating, and once that wears out and starts to squeak, there is not much you can do. A Johnny joint comes with a grease fitting, which allows you to grease the joint eliminating any squeaks or noises. And most importantly a heim joint doesn’t absorb any impact. It is metal on metal, so any bump in the road, or bolder field offroad, you are going to feel more of the impact. A johnny joint is similar however that metal spherical ball is encased in a high density "tough 88" urethane that allows for some give.
Trussed rear 4-Link
- This system eliminates the rear trackbar. A truss welds on over the rear differential. Two upper control arms are triangulated to keep the axle centered under the vehicle and also provide pinion angle adjustments. The truss also strengthens your rear axle tubes making them less prone to bending.
Pro series arms use forged joint joint adjusters at both ends. Our standard arms use a forged johnny joint at one end to allow flex, and a clevite mechanically bonded rubber bushing which is pressed into a CNC machined housing at the other end which better isolates road noise and vibrations. Customer who plan on competing, racing, and intend to abuse their suspension systems usually prefer the pro series arms. The johnny joint uses a harder urethane bushings which will hold up to abuse better. Customers who use their Jeep as a daily driver and a weekend warrior usually prefer a softer quieter bushing.
Yes, but they are not available on our online store. Please call (203) 691-8593 or e-mail and we will be glad to help you with your order.
The straight upper control arm is used on the passenger side. The bent or angled one is used on the driver side. The angle is done for additional clearance for a high pinion axle. It may not make a difference on a D30 but with a HP D44 and HP D60 this angle make a difference.
Yes. You can order direct from our online store. Control arm bushings, and trackbar bushings are available here.
Yes. You can order direct from our online store. Or if you have any questions, or need help deciding what items you need for your specific needs, please call and ask, we are here to help.
There are many reason. Our reputation for a quality product, our customer service and our high level on knowledge on the products we sell. But every website probably says the same thing. Please do some research about us, we know you will come back.
Structurally, square tubing is stronger in the application we are using it in. Now this people have been arguing over for years. Is square stronger, round DOM, chrome moly, solid. We know our suspension systems are the strongest on the market. Once you see one, you will be convinced. And to help take any doubt out of your mind, we offer a lifetime warranty on all our control arms. If you bend or break any of our control arms for any reason, we will warranty it. For more information about this warranty and general warranty on all of our products please click Warranty Policy to view.