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Old 01-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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What lower and/or upper control arms do you prefer and why?
Found the 2013 Boss I just bought has terrible traction and wheel hop problems. So am gathering the parts I need to correct the problem.
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You can check out the Steeda brand ... here is a video regarding our LCA's:

Steeda Billet Lower Control Arms - YouTube

And here is an article that you can check out showing our differences:

Not All Control Arms Are Created Equal Steeda Blog

Lastly, here is an article that was done regarding our Boss 302 LS with the Steeda upgraded UCA/LCA:

“Laguna Steeda” in the News Steeda Blog

2013 Steeda Boss 302 LS - Laguna Steeda - 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine

You can send me an email at tim@steeda.com if I can help with any other details?

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Man I am digin just looking at my BMR LCA's. Now I just got to put em on and try em out!
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Man I am digin just looking at my BMR LCA's. Now I just got to put em on and try em out!
Exactly!

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What lower and/or upper control arms do you prefer and why?
Found the 2013 Boss I just bought has terrible traction and wheel hop problems. So am gathering the parts I need to correct the problem.
I have heard great about BMR and that's who I went with. Still have to have them installed :/

Post some pics of that Boss!!
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I had BMR on my 07 worked good no more wheel hop. With the brackets and LCA's.
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You can check out the Steeda brand ... here is a video regarding our LCA's:

Steeda Billet Lower Control Arms - YouTube

And here is an article that you can check out showing our differences:

Not All Control Arms Are Created Equal « Steeda Blog

Lastly, here is an article that was done regarding our Boss 302 LS with the Steeda upgraded UCA/LCA:

“Laguna Steeda” in the News « Steeda Blog

2013 Steeda Boss 302 LS - Laguna Steeda - 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine

You can send me an email at tim@steeda.com if I can help with any other details?

Best Regards,

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I have these lcas. Once you take your stock ones out, you'll quickly realize the problem. They are junk (the stock ones). These lcas didn't completely eliminate my wheel hop but it put a good dent in it. I still have the stock uca but the purchase was well worth it! Hope that helps.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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Crewchief,

To your point ... these cars all re-act differently to the aftermarket suspension parts. There was a video on YouTube that showed the UCA in action ... and the issues it had.

Some people install the LCA's and the hop is gone ... some install the UCA and the hop is gone ... and sometimes consumers have to install both to completely eliminate the hop.

Thank you for the feedback and your insight.

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Crewchief,

To your point ... these cars all re-act differently to the aftermarket suspension parts. There was a video on YouTube that showed the UCA in action ... and the issues it had.

Some people install the LCA's and the hop is gone ... some install the UCA and the hop is gone ... and sometimes consumers have to install both to completely eliminate the hop.

Thank you for the feedback and your insight.

Best Regards,

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Yeah, I'm sure once I get the uca swapped, it'll be eliminated. Just dreading the install.
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Not such a big deal is you have a rattle gun, some ear defenders and the car is relatively new. It's the "big bolt" that is the hangup, otherwise, it's pretty standard socket wrench stuff.

No rattle gun? 2' of pipe on a 1/2 inch socket wrench and turn to TIGHTEN the bolt a touch first, then it'll likely wind right off. This technique works when I am rebuiding turbos, which have the most stuck bolts on planet earth so, it'll work here, too.
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Cheater bars for the win!
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Yeah I'm holding off on uppers. I'll have a bunch of other stuff though
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Crewchief,

To your point ... these cars all re-act differently to the aftermarket suspension parts. There was a video on YouTube that showed the UCA in action ... and the issues it had.

Some people install the LCA's and the hop is gone ... some install the UCA and the hop is gone ... and sometimes consumers have to install both to completely eliminate the hop.

Thank you for the feedback and your insight.

Best Regards,

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Yeah, I'm sure once I get the uca swapped, it'll be eliminated. Just dreading the install.
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Watch the videos this guy posted and you will realize why you NEED an UCA and bracket. I have mine in the garage just dreading the install lol.

http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...-want-see.html
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I put the upr pro kit on mine with relocation brackets and have no wheel hop. This set up is not for everyone though.
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There's one upper and it's most of the source of your problem, I assure you.....

I used the Roush upper and, while not as hardcore as the others, it did a pretty good job taming the hop on street tires. It's very intelligently designed to resist the windup, aid traction transfer and adds no nvh.
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Has anyone used the Roush UCA with lowering springs? I'm curious to see if the pinion angle stays in spec with the changed geometry since its non-adjustable
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Roush cars come lowered from the get go. The Roush upper's geometry is set around a car already and inch + lower than a stock GT.

I have 55D rear springs in the car, which are about 3/4" down from stock and all seems well. Not a lot of negative pinion angle but, one doesn't need a lot on a 3 link rear, especially when the bushes are stiffened up some.
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