Deeke's upper control arms?

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vader361

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I came across these on amazon. Are they any good?
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Looks like they couldn't even bother to tighten hardware before taking pictures, :rolleyes: I'd be concerned about what other shortcuts were taken...then again they could be fine? Who knows?
 

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Incredibly cheap but I'd like them blacklighted before use!
 

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I know JBA upper control arms are more expensive but they are the real deal. I had a 12 year old one crack and JBA overnighted me a brand new set, with bushings, ball joints, and all. Couldn’t be happier. Their build quality, prompt customer service, and lifetime warranty more than justify the extra dollars spent at the front end, IMO. Plus for me they are a local southeast PA business that I want to support. Made in USA!
 

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I came across these on amazon. Are they any good?
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Those look like JBA’s upper arms, but the price is half of what I paid. I guess you can try them and hope they are the same quality. Nowadays everything seems to come out of China. Go to JBAs page and look at the specifications and compare. Good Luck
 

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My father-in-law is an inspection guru. He does thickness readings and weld tests in the oil and gas industry. Hmm I wonder if he could test these out...I guess I could use some Deeke's UCAs for my lift.

To @lfhoward 's point, you aren't going to be getting a warranty or customer service. And I doubt everything is up to the same specs.
 

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Obviously, looks can easily be deceiving as they are only skin deep, but mechanical functionality is MUCH more then skin deep.

In the case of suspension parts, overall quality and longevity are strictly a matter of metallurgy, weld quality, hardware quality and, just as importantly, the quality of the rubber compound used.

It also seems important to note the sheer amount of time and effort it takes to replace the UCA and other front suspension parts on these little trucks.
If the JBA UCAs that these Deekes are likely copied after (dare I say counterfeited??), cost twice as much, but also last for twice as long, then IMO the JBA are DEFINITELY still worth the difference in price.

Just my .02
 
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Those look like JBA’s upper arms, but the price is half of what I paid. I guess you can try them and hope they are the same quality. Nowadays everything seems to come out of China. Go to JBAs page and look at the specifications and compare. Good Luck
Price for Derek to JBA is $375 differents but is cheaper better
 

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Several folks on here poo-poo'ed the RRO's arms too. They have been on our KJ for over 10 years now with no issues.

This Deeke's arm has greasable bushings which I like.

I really tire of this 'best' fanclub affliction that casts hollow fear and doubt on competing products. Choice is part of our supposed freedom. Do the homework - make your own decisions, and move on.
 

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