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Old 05-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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lower control arms vs. upper control arms

are both of these necessary. they combined with install are kinda expensive. I was wondering if it would have the same effect of controlling wheel hop and wheel spin if I were to just get one or the other. which one is more effective? I am a newb when it comes to suspension.
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If you wanna eliminate wheel hop go for the lower control arms. I believe they will reduce the most wheel hop. I've been looking into them also. Trying to lower my 60ft at the drag strip.
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If you wanna eliminate wheel hop go for the lower control arms. I believe they will reduce the most wheel hop. I've been looking into them also. Trying to lower my 60ft at the drag strip.
I've heard mixed opinions about which one is most important. I also wanna improve my initial acceleration.
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I've heard mixed opinions about which one is most important. I also wanna improve my initial acceleration.
Gears will solve that
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Gears will solve that
I have 3.73s. I don't get s*** for traction.
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I have 3.73s. I don't get s*** for traction.
I have the same problem. LCA's and drag radials should do the trick...

If your lowered then you need to get lca relocation brackets more than anything

LCA will help the most with wheel hop. UCA will also help some but the real benefit of an adjustable UCA is to correct pinion angle.
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my car isn't lowered so if I had to choose I should go with LCAs over UCAs
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my car isn't lowered so if I had to choose I should go with LCAs over UCAs
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Only if your lowered you should need UCA mine lowered i have clunking noise in rear even after LCA and relocation bracket UCA is necessary for me and i still have wheel spin badd
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are both of these necessary. they combined with install are kinda expensive. I was wondering if it would have the same effect of controlling wheel hop and wheel spin if I were to just get one or the other. which one is more effective? I am a newb when it comes to suspension.
Ask any real drag racer you eiether get both or neither. Save and get both at once. Ive been told that by guys racing 7 second drag cars. Ill listen to them.
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Ask any real drag racer you eiether get both or neither. Save and get both at once. Ive been told that by guys racing 7 second drag cars. Ill listen to them.
which brands do you recommend? I'd like to not spend over $400 including install but I kno that won't happen
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which brands do you recommend? I'd like to not spend over $400 including install but I kno that won't happen
Install it yourself. The upper is the only one that should take a minute. The lower should go right on.
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which brands do you recommend? I'd like to not spend over $400 including install but I kno that won't happen
They told me to get eibach or whiteline but the full whiteline suspension kit I was like guys I dont have 1500 to spend haha
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I'm satisfied with my pp suspension honestly. I don't plan on dragging it no time soon.
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I'm satisfied with my pp suspension honestly. I don't plan on dragging it no tome soon.
PP is the GT suspension thats all lol beefier Front/rear sway bars and gt shocks n struts n shocks. Basically not that great of a upgrade besides u getting gears
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PP is the GT suspension thats all lol beefier Front/rear sway bars and gt shocks n struts n shocks. Basically not that great of a upgrade besides u getting gears
Actually parts of the suspension are from the GT500. The brakes are from the GT.
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Actually parts of the suspension are from the GT500. The brakes are from the GT.
If u have gt500 shocks n struts n spring it would Raise the car. Since the gt500 is heavier than a V6.
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If u have gt500 shocks n struts n spring it would Raise the car. Since the gt500 is heavier than a V6.
I said parts not the entire suspension. I'm almost positive the lcas are the GT500's

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If u have gt500 shocks n struts n spring it would Raise the car. Since the gt500 is heavier than a V6.
Plus I just bought lowering springs
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I will say that the UCA is going to be a pain to butt to swap out later... You pretty much have to drop the rear end out of the car, or close to it. But if your doing LCA's then your half way there anyways... You can instal them both yourself with hand tools and some patience... My LCA's fought me for a while not wanting to go back into the new mounts but after some pushing and pulling and a little help from the jack I got everything back together.

Check out UPR. They make good stuff and they have great package deals... Look up Schrad. I think he lurks on this forum. If you can find him he can give you a discount code
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I will say that the UCA is going to be a pain to butt to swap out later... You pretty much have to drop the rear end out of the car, or close to it. But if your doing LCA's then your half way there anyways... You can instal them both yourself with hand tools and some patience... My LCA's fought me for a while not wanting to go back into the new mounts but after some pushing and pulling and a little help from the jack I got everything back together.

Check out UPR. They make good stuff and they have great package deals... Look up Schrad. I think he lurks on this forum. If you can find him he can give you a discount code
Funny you should mention this. Maybe I should wait to install my springs until I get my uca
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so LCAs aren't hard to install for someone with no experience in suspension? I should go with eibach I guess? and I should just go with LCAs first and maybe UCAs later?
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if you get uca get adj one and BMR is one of the best for suspension. Dont bother put gt parts or gt500 parts on if you want better handling go aftermarket there is a reason why those parts aren't on their car
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I'm a fan of UPR myself. But BMR and some other companies also make good stuff...

I think you will be able to instal the LCA's yourself. It's not hard, just follow directions... What gets new guys on control arms is people don't realize that the rear axel can move forward and backwards in addition to up and down... I have gone to many people's houses to "help" them with something not lining up properly just to find that the rear axel shifted slightly forward... Simply fixed by growing some balls and giving the axel a few good tugs or whatever is needed.
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I'm a fan of UPR myself. But BMR and some other companies also make good stuff...

I think you will be able to instal the LCA's yourself. It's not hard, just follow directions... What gets new guys on control arms is people don't realize that the rear axel can move forward and backwards in addition to up and down... I have gone to many people's houses to "help" them with something not lining up properly just to find that the rear axel shifted slightly forward... Simply fixed by growing some balls and giving the axel a few good tugs or whatever is needed.
ok. thanks for the advice.
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I'm a fan of UPR myself. But BMR and some other companies also make good stuff...

I think you will be able to instal the LCA's yourself. It's not hard, just follow directions... What gets new guys on control arms is people don't realize that the rear axel can move forward and backwards in addition to up and down... I have gone to many people's houses to "help" them with something not lining up properly just to find that the rear axel shifted slightly forward... Simply fixed by growing some balls and giving the axel a few good tugs or whatever is needed.
Lmao, I know a few ppl that would call me on that one too
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