While I was converting the front axle to 8 lug, I started multi-tasking. I needed to either buy or build a set of control arms, I needed to start thinking about a better steering system, had a serious crack in the frame to fix and I needed a lot of help to get these projects completed.
Luckily I worked with for a couple of very cool guys that not only gave me the material to build a custom set of control arms, but actually spent time helping me design and build them. We built them out of 52100 round steel. This material is way over kill, but it won't ever break, bend or fail.