Fixing a Bent Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Rear Control Arm

Discussion in 'Renegade Modified Tech' started by wayoflife, May 23, 2016.

  1. wayoflife

    wayoflife Administrator Staff Member

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    The last time we took our Jeep Renegade Trailhawk out wheeling, I hit one of the passenger side rear control arms on rock and hard enough to bend it. Being that it really wasn't that big of a deal, I just left well enough alone until I could find time to address it and, that time finally came. While working on replacing the new Daystar rear control arm mounts they sent me, I took some time to pull the bent arm so that I could straighten it out in a shop press. Here are a few pics of what the control arm looked like, how I fixed it and what it looks like now. :)

    Here's a shot of our Renegade's on the rack so that you can see what the bent control arm looks like.
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    This is what it looks like sitting on a work bench. Not exactly what I would call straight.
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    Being that this arm is about the same thickness as a JK tie rod, I knew it'd be nothing a shop press couldn't fix.
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    Ta-Da! All straight again!
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    Reinstalled and all good to go again.
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    If this is something you're in need of doing, I will need to remind you to mark the position of your cam bolts prior to removing them. Their setting determines your alignment and if you reinstall it incorrectly, your alignment will be off.

    Anyway, just thought I would post this up for those of you who might be interested :)
     
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  2. JeepFan

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    Did that happen on LCC?
     
  3. wayoflife

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    Might have been. We have done some wheeling around home as well and it could of happened there too. Whatever the case, I did notice it after the LCC run.
     
  4. Melissa Myers

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    We did the EXACT same thing to our BU. Same side same bar same bend even! The removal isn't difficult correct? It's just a couple bolts. We've got access to an Arbor press and hydraulic press to straighten it out. Do you know if there are any upgrades to the control arms? Adjustables by any chance?
     
  5. Taras Sych

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    for perfect result you also had to paint it :)
     

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