Cracked upper control arm bracket

PurpleTJAZ

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So crawling under the TJ tho afternoon looking for a mysterious rattle (I think was a lose fuel line) I noticed some cracks in my rear upper control arm to frame brackets. Question is do I just clean them up an run a weld over them or do I need to reinforce an box them. Open to input.
@ mrblaine?

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So crawling under the TJ tho afternoon looking for a mysterious rattle (I think was a lose fuel line) I noticed some cracks in my rear upper control arm to frame brackets. Question is do I just clean them up an run a weld over them or do I need to reinforce an box them. Open to input.
@ mrblaine?

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Weld them up. You are likely dealing with end result of too stiff bushings in some previous arms and set to length by dimension rather than floated the correct length.
 
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That was my thoughts. The savvy arms have more than enough float and should not have caused this. This is the fourth set of arms I have had over the time I have had the Jeep. One of the configurations must have put too much stress on the brackets.