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Old 12-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Upper and lower control arms

Stack Racing upper and lower control arm kit or BBK? Both on AM. Anybody know anything about either of these?
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They all do the same thing. If you are lowered I would highly suggest adjustable uppers to properly set pinion angle.
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They all do the same thing. If you are lowered I would highly suggest adjustable uppers to properly set pinion angle.
Yeah I'm lowered with Eibach Pro-Kit
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Yeah I'm lowered with Eibach Pro-Kit
Check out UPR great quality and great prices.
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Consider also anti-squat brackets for lower control arms. See KennyBrown.com. AM may have them too in other brands.
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I'm running metco double adjustable uppers and j&m weight jacker lowers. Not a bad combination of pieced together parts. I prefer solid lowers to help prevent against any movement on launch.
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Loflyn, Those LCAs look different than anything I've seen. Does the rear spring sit on the LCA? What is theory on this? Thanks.
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Loflyn, Those LCAs look different than anything I've seen. Does the rear spring sit on the LCA? What is theory on this? Thanks.
Yes, you can then adjust the ride height and geometry of the suspension with a 1/2" rachet. I use it to raise the rear of my car to clear 28" slicks at the track but still have it slammed for the street.
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Yes, you can then adjust the ride height and geometry of the suspension with a 1/2" rachet. I use it to raise the rear of my car to clear 28" slicks at the track but still have it slammed for the street.
So you can raise and lower the car a range if 1" while the tires are on the ground with those J&M LCAs? I'm looking at buying them but didn't know if the whole threaded perch thing worked well.
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So you can raise and lower the car a range if 1" while the tires are on the ground with those J&M LCAs? I'm looking at buying them but didn't know if the whole threaded perch thing worked well.
I haven't had any problems with them and i'm hard on them at the.dragstrip and autox. It's almost 2.5" of total adjustment. I can tuck my rears all the way under the fenders or take it back up to stock ride height in a few minutes on factory v6 springs
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I run the MM version of the weight jackers and love them
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Would you see any of the height adjustment towards the front. I realize the arms are on the rear but I'm looking for a way to adjust the front (behind the from wheel) up about a 1/2". The car rubs the retractable tire shredders when I go on base. My car is lowered on Eibach springs And is great except entering the base. Hate hearing that rubbing sound.
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Would you see any of the height adjustment towards the front. I realize the arms are on the rear but I'm looking for a way to adjust the front (behind the from wheel) up about a 1/2". The car rubs the retractable tire shredders when I go on base. My car is lowered on Eibach springs And is great except entering the base. Hate hearing that rubbing sound.
Hate to say it but you're gonna have to raise the front a little. You can pick up a pair of maximum motorsports urethane isolators, it will give you an extra 1/4 to 1/2 height vs the factory ones.

When I lift my rear for track use the front chin spoiler ends up less than 2.5" off the ground. Not much you can do to the spot you're talking about other than raise the front a touch.

Personally i'm going coilover so I can raise the front for track use and slam it back down for street. Definitely not something you can do on a daily basis as you have to pull the wheels off to adjust coil overs.
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Thanks. What ever I end up doing I would like to keep it permanent. Not looking for frequent adjustments. I live in Japan and the safety inspections on vehicles is a real pain in the arse.
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A 2.5" range of adjustment of height is pretty crazy to me for some LCAs. I need em!! How about the adjustable MM LCAs? How much adjustment do you get with those?
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Good buy or save a little more money and get the BBK kit?
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I get an inch down from stock and about 2 up. Three inch range or so.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:14 AM   #18
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I was going with these UPR till I found out how hard the bushings were to replace.

Now I am back in the market for something else.
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That much different than other brands? Too bad i like the chrome/silver look.
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Idk what to get..
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Yeah I love those UPR but those bushings suck.

Plus I don't like spending that money and then have to change out the bushings. Makes no sense.
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Guess the most important factor for selection for me is whether they squeak or not and I don't want to Change bushings on a brand-new product I just bought.

So I will look at JM then.
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Crap I might just go with SR set for 169 and call it a day.
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I have these exact UPR upper and lower control arms. I greased everything really good and they are quite couldn't even tell the difference. The rear end just feels tighter and more squared to the car.
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How did you grease them up?


People say to remove bushings but they are like press fitted.
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How did you grease them up?

People say to remove bushings but they are like press fitted.
I used energy suspension bushing lube I greased the sides of the bushings and I loaded up the sleeves and bolts.
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