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Old 02-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about speed daddy parts on eBay good bad anything

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Just trying to avoid spending $300-$400 on upper and lower control arms. Looking on eBay I found speed daddy bay number 180799941893 for $116 +shipping and KO Speed ebay number 200702509079 for $100 +shipping. Both are tubular control upper and lower sets poly bushings that I can tell. Just I've never seen or heard of either one of these companies. Idk. Any advise
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Does anyone know anything about speed daddy parts on eBay good bad anything

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Just trying to avoid spending $300-$400 on upper and lower control arms. Looking on eBay I found speed daddy bay number 180799941893 for $116 +shipping and KO Speed ebay number 200702509079 for $100 +shipping. Both are tubular control upper and lower sets poly bushings that I can tell. Just I've never seen or heard of either one of these companies. Idk. Any advise
1 word? DON'T


Do not buy any cheap part that could endanger your life or other people's lives if/when it fails.
I would almost be willing to bet that as cheap as their stuff is, that it is all knockoff Chinese made junk.
The only things they have that I might even remotely be willing to try would maybe be some aluminum tubing or silicone hose connectors.
You would be much better off searching for used name brand components if you wished to save some money.

Now those turbos are cheap enough that I might consider using one...........on my utility tractor.
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Lol thanks was waiting on you to reply

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Was also thinking BBK has a set of upper and lowers for $300 but not tubular does tubular make a difference
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Lol thanks was waiting on you to reply

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Was also thinking BBK has a set of upper and lowers for $300 but not tubular does tubular make a difference
A tube is usually stronger than a square or rectangle.The UMI Lift Bars are some of the best LCA's made IMO.
They are the same as the old Southside Machine Lift Bars, just a new company making them.
Have you checked American Muscle and Latemodel Restoration?
They are site supporter/vendors and if you follow the directions in their forums on here you can get a ME forums discount.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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AM is where I found the BBKs for $300
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AM is where I found the BBKs for $300
Here's some on LRS for $170 - 79-04 Control Arms
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Just found some more on AM for $170 but dosnt say who makes them so emailed the guy to see. What he says about them was wondering if they were AM brand
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Just found some more on AM for $170 but dosnt say who makes them so emailed the guy to see. What he says about them was wondering if they were AM brand
Most likely they are a generic brand that stores buy and brand with their name.
Nothing wrong with that as long as the build quality is good.
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Well coming from AM I would hope they good quality
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Well coming from AM I would hope they good quality
Me too, but in a large company things can and do slip past unnoticed occasionally.
Just check for yourself as best as you can.
Ask where they were made and for high definition pictures so you can check fitment and weld quality.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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SVE or UPR which is better brand both or on LMR. Sve is about 60 bucks cheaper but if for 60 get better product I'll do it

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Ok well thank I'm goin with LmR on this one they have everything I need in one spot and cheaper. Than AM.
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SVE or UPR which is better brand both or on LMR. Sve is about 60 bucks cheaper but if for 60 get better product I'll do it

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Ok well thank I'm goin with LmR on this one they have everything I need in one spot and cheaper. Than AM.
I got sve upper and lower and lowering springs on my stang...I like them seem to hold up good imo
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SVE or UPR which is better brand both or on LMR. Sve is about 60 bucks cheaper but if for 60 get better product I'll do it
I think the SVE brand is a "house" product for LRS.
I have never bought anything from UPR, because I had a good friend I trusted tell me that they were just producing low quality copies of other companies products.
That and a couple of instances where I read about some failed parts from them just made me shy away from them.


That was in the past and they may be doing better now IDK, but if I had to choose between the two, I would buy the SVE control arms myself.
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I think the SVE brand is a "house" product for LRS.
I have never bought anything from UPR, because I had a good friend I trusted tell me that they were just producing low quality copies of other companies products.
That and a couple of instances where I read about some failed parts from them just made me shy away from them.

That was in the past and they may be doing better now IDK, but if I had to choose between the two, I would buy the SVE control arms myself.
+11. For performance and suspension parts, stay away from UPR!.. On the other hand they do make some really nice dress up items!.. But that's about it!.. I've heard some stories about their suspension parts breaking when under to much load!..
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Thanks and goin with sve would save me another $60
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i just read an article about upr did copy a design.it was way back when the company was younger.it also stated about certain parts failing and what not.but it also talked about how the company has changed.supposedly those rumors are the old upr and they have a better qualit product and service.but i cannot vouch for that personally.i went with just lower umi lift bars for 170$.but u can get uppers and lowers for 300ish.i was also debating on trying to save a dollar. thats why i just opted for just lowers instead of going cheap.

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i did forget to add , that supposedly alot of pro nmra guys are running the upr suspenion stuff
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Ok what about steeda. And next besides the obvious what's the deal with non adjustable and adjustable uppers and lowers. Would adjustable uppers and non adjustable lowers be a big deal or should you keep them paired cause I just saw steeda adjustable upper for $200 and maximum motorsport nonadjustable lower for like $200 or so.
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most adjustable lowers only adjust height i think. that is to raise or lower the car.which is not really a necessity unless u run big meats at the track or something.
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Ok then what do adjustable uppers do
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Ok what about steeda. And next besides the obvious what's the deal with non adjustable and adjustable uppers and lowers. Would adjustable uppers and non adjustable lowers be a big deal or should you keep them paired cause I just saw steeda adjustable upper for $200 and maximum motorsport nonadjustable lower for like $200 or so.
Steeda makes a solid product!.. They are just a bit pricey some times!.. I've got their front and rear strut tower bars, G-track bar, and end links!.. Each part bolted right up without a problem!..
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i just looked u can adjust the length on lower. sorry to misinform
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I'm just looking for something that's not gonna break the bank but will still hold up to some track conditions. Something that will hold 400-500 hspr launches
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these are what TH spoke of.http://www.summitracing.com/parts/UPI-101516-B/

adjustable upper help dial in the geometry a little better to get the most traction possible.very helpful when dragracing.but its not a necessity.
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Ok what about steeda. And next besides the obvious what's the deal with non adjustable and adjustable uppers and lowers. Would adjustable uppers and non adjustable lowers be a big deal or should you keep them paired cause I just saw steeda adjustable upper for $200 and maximum motorsport nonadjustable lower for like $200 or so.
Don't know anything about Steeda parts.


Adjustable uppers and lowers are used to adjust your pinion angle.
You want it slightly down 2-3 degrees or so, variable on different vehicles.
Then when you accelerate hard, the rear end pinion comes up just enough to precisely line up the pinion, driveshaft and transmission in a straight line.
That is where the power transmission from the engine to the rear end is at its highest efficiency and you are not losing as much power through the drive line.


If both upper and lower arms are adjustable, then you will have more adjustment to play with than if only one set is adjustable.
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I like the UPI on the summit link you posted they look good too and right price
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these are what TH spoke of.UMI Performance 101516-B - UMI Performance Rear Adjustable Lower and Non-Adjustable Upper Control Arm Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

adjustable upper help dial in the geometry a little better to get the most traction possible.very helpful when dragracing.but its not a necessity.
Those are UMI control arms with adjustable lowers, but the lowers I like best are the Lift Bars. I plan to use adjustable uppers on my car.
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yes these ones are the ones i bought.http://www.summitracing.com/parts/UP...n/?prefilter=1
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TH can you post a link to the ones you like

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Lol not fast enough typing lol
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That's them! You are going to love them, I'd bet on it.
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They fit with stock springs?

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With those what's a good upper to go with
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They fit with stock springs?

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With those what's a good upper to go with
Yes, they work with stock springs.
Any good uppers will work with them, adjustable or not as is your choice.
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Awesome may call summit tomorrow
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Ok well fastest $1000 ever spent lol. UMI adjustable uppers UMI rear lift bars. Rear spring isolators. UMI torque box reinforcement kit. Speed o meter 21 tooth gear. 3:73 gears installation kit. 8.8 traction loc rebuild kit. Maximum motorsport full length subframe connectors
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Ok well fastest $1000 ever spent lol. UMI adjustable uppers UMI rear lift bars. Rear spring isolators. UMI torque box reinforcement kit. Speed o meter 21 tooth gear. 3:73 gears installation kit. 8.8 traction loc rebuild kit. Maximum motorsport full length subframe connectors
That's awsome!not much speed items.but its gonna feel and handle like a whole new beast.make sure u have the car perfectly level when u do the subframe connectors.
Yesterday I spent almost 2700 on mine.gotta love tax time.
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Oh yea lol love my rebates lol. And yea no power items yet. Because why add power if car can't handle it. So wanna make sure it can handle what ever I throw at it. But FYI I have a set of AFR heads sitting on my mercury comet just awaiting there new home on my fox
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