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About Us

From Backyard Dreams

To American Made Realities

In the quiet suburban streets of 1999, a 14-year-old kid started with a mix of excitement and trepidation at a 1989 Jeep Cherokee. Its motor was blown, its spirit seemingly crushed. But where others saw junk, I saw an adventure waiting to unfold. Under the watchful eyes of my father—a man who could coax life from the most reluctant of machines—we breathed fire into the dormant heart of that Cherokee. Those grease-stained weekends weren’t just about reviving a car; they were lessons in resilience, resourcefulness, and the value of hard work.

With the Cherokee purring again, teenage ambition set in. I envisioned a lifted Jeep, dominating trails and turning heads at school. Reality, however, had other plans. Money was tight, and high-quality parts came with price tags that made my eyes water. That driveway became both a challenge and a classroom. Using discarded materials and a borrowed welder, I fashioned my own control arms. It was a proud triumph of ingenuity over limitations.

Lessons from the garage

The start of a lifelong passion

Lessons from the garage

The start of a lifelong passion

Each twist of metal, every welding spark, told a story of a growing passion. Crafting those control arms wasn’t just about makeshift solutions—it lit the path to a future dream. The idea was simple: if a teenager could create quality parts in a backyard, imagine the possibilities with the right resources and determination. A seed was planted, one that would sprout into the ethos of Core 4×4.

Over the years, that backyard became a crucible of innovation. As word spread and friends rolled their vehicles into my makeshift workshop, I experimented and iterated. The feedback from every revving engine, every satisfied smile, shaped the next project. It wasn’t just about building parts; it was about building trust.

Embracing evolution

When Core 4×4 was birthed in 2013, it was more than a business—it was a culmination of dreams and driveway endeavors. Operating from the same backyard, every part sold was a pledge of quality. As orders grew, we knew stasis wasn’t an option. Investing every penny back into the business, we embraced cutting-edge equipment and techniques. Each machinery hum, every polished product was a testament to our dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.

The journey from a 1,700-square-foot workshop in 2015 to a 5,000-square-foot facility in 2017 wasn’t just about square footage—it was a leap of faith, a testament to the trust our customers placed in us. Every product line expansion, every satisfied customer review, propelled us to our current 12,000-square-foot haven in 2023.

Core 4x4 today

Today, as we reflect on the journey from a young boy’s dreams to an American success story, our mission remains unwavering: to bridge the gap between quality and affordability. Through every bolt turned and every challenge met, we promise innovation without compromise. Our history is a testament to the American dream—a dream we live, one weld at a time.

We're setting a new standard for durability

We’ve set the industry standard for durability, resilience, and reliability. We don’t believe in compromise when it comes to quality, and our customers can trust that every product we offer represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship.

Not all builds are the same, and not all budgets are unlimited

At Core 4×4, we’re all about delivering unmatched performance and adaptability to fuel the adventures of vehicle enthusiasts. Our control arms are meticulously crafted in the USA using top-notch materials, and they come with our exclusive “You break it. We replace it” lifetime replacement guarantee, ensuring you’re covered for any off-road challenges.

When it comes to our control arms, tier differences mainly revolve around tubing diameter, wall thickness, and bushing selection. Every tier offers a significant upgrade, boosting your vehicle’s capabilities across a variety of lift sizes.

The best part? You can select a set that aligns perfectly with your budget, making it easier than ever to elevate your off-road experience with Core 4×4.

Maximum strength for wherever the road takes you

From rocky roads to sandy dunes, find aftermarket control arms and parts that will get you where you love to go.