About JBA Offroad

Jeepin By AL was started when AL Handy lifted his Jeep Liberty and his upper A-arms failed prematurely. Al is an engineer by trade who looked to find a fix for the problem. Al's original design, (Gen 1) was installed in late 2004 on his 2002 Jeep Liberty. The design was modeled after an oval track race car upper control arm. Al made small changes to the design taking the arms to Gen 3. Al sold the company assets to me in May 2007. I changed the ball joint mount on the Gen 4.5 to a bolt-in ball joint. I introduced the 4.5 stock replacement arms in early 2008. (for the KJ without a lift kit) The Gen 5.5 a-arms were designed for the KK 2008 and up, introduced late in 2008.

I started building a prototype 6" lift kit for the Jeep Liberty late in 2007. I invested 2 years of my time to get it right. When I built a custom 12" lift is when I cracked the code on the Jeep IFS! The IFS needs a variable rate spring for it to work properly. I was the first to build a production lift kit with coil-over struts with a variable rate spring for the Jeep Liberty.

In 2010 I introduced the WK/XK a-arms for the lifted Jeeps. In January 2011 we ran the first production arms for the WK SRT8, these are for the lowered Jeeps WK. On September 1, 2011, JBA purchased 4xGuard from Russ Livingston to add body armor to the JBA product line. In January 2015 we introduced our upper control arms for the Toyota market, and with it came the name change to JBA Offroad.

In December of 2018 we moved into our new home, with 16,000 sq ft floor space giving us room to grow. 

On June 1st, 2019 we discontinued our lift kits, rock armor, and drop ship parts. As our control arms are gaining popularity, and to meet the demand, we need to streamline our product offerings. Our goal is to offer the best control arms in the marketplace and to have them in stock to ship in one business day. With making these changes I am simplifying our production process and will be able it increase our productivity to meet the demands.

U.S. Patent No. 11,293,511 was issued on April 5th, 2022 for our EZ LUBE BUSHING with grease channels and pressure relief valves.


K. Marlin Gehman