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Old 11-30-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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What is a good K-member?

Looking for a chrome-moly k-member. Anyone have any experience with either a UPR, or another brand with chrome-moly tubing?
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What are you looking for in the K member is a better question...

As light as possible is good for drag racing, but don't take corners too fast. (UPR)

Lighter than stock, but not super light, those are usually much stronger and great for corners. (MM)

And then there is the Agent 47 SLA, but that has a hefty price tag and is built for the serious road racer.


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Looking for autocrossing k-member. Strong and lightweight if possible!!
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If you are auto crossing then get the $1700 max motorsports k member/coilover/a arm kit. Get it with the forward offset a arms for the best handling.

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Maximum Motorsports is your go to choice then. Unless you are super super serious, then there is the SLA conversion. Hell even i'm reconsidering since Brett Madsen who just won the national SU autocross championship this year doesn't even use it, he uses the MM K member set up.
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Everyone I've talked to says the SLA is complete overkill and correct camber settings for the road course make the MacPherson setup handle just fine. Although you WILL not be able to beat the SLA in the end with the same drive and same setup. I can't see justifying the price tag when the MM cars are winning everywhere.

One of the best handling cars you'll ever drive in is a SN95 that is properly braced with the MM front and either a TA/PHB out back or an IRS with the FTBR kit. Thing will be like on rails. There is Griggs too but that is way overkill and way overpriced IMO. Although Bruce Griggs' prepped 98 Cobra convertible is driven on the street and routinely beats up on Ferrarris at the road course.
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Everyone I've talked to says the SLA is complete overkill and correct camber settings for the road course make the MacPherson setup handle just fine. Although you WILL not be able to beat the SLA in the end with the same drive and same setup. I can't see justifying the price tag when the MM cars are winning everywhere.

One of the best handling cars you'll ever drive in is a SN95 that is properly braced with the MM front and either a TA/PHB out back or an IRS with the FTBR kit. Thing will be like on rails. There is Griggs too but that is way overkill and way overpriced IMO. Although Bruce Griggs' prepped 98 Cobra convertible is driven on the street and routinely beats up on Ferrarris at the road course.

Thing is I would just hate spending money twice to do the whole MM K with A arms and steering rack and everything, then just drop it for an SLA later


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Yeah I mean by the time you are done with the MM kit you are halfway to an A47 SLA. And then you can run on twisty street roads with proper caster/camber and still handle like you are prepped for the track.

I've talked to an A47 forum rep on another forum a few times and, according to him, people DD cars with their front setups installed. Not sure if you need one for a DD lol.
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