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Old 09-20-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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LCA Comparison

Next on the list is some good LCAs for the car and I've narrowed my choices down.

That being said, I'd like some input.

1) Not really sure if relocation brackets would be necessary for my set up. My lowering springs only dropped about 0.8" in front and 1" in the rear. So I'm not sure if my pinion angle is that far off to necessitate them. If I should get them, I'll go with the FRPP 302S brackets. After some research, it appears they're made like a tank.

2) The true comparison:

Hotchkiss vs FRPP 302R. I really like the construction of the Hotchkiss (not to mention, they look pretty darn cool ). They look very sturdy and solid. As well as...it's Hotchkiss, enough said.

BUT, I don't know if I can justify spending $250 vs the FRPP 302R's $189. The FRPPs look solid, have great reviews and removable bushings for easy swaps when they wear.

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I vote BMR LCA's.
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I vote BMR LCA's.
Yeah, I should add BMR to the mix. I like their stuff. They have the poly bushing version for $150 and the Spherical for $215.
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Sorry to butt in...

I noticed that most of the guys here goes for the non - adjustable ones.... What's advisable for a daily driver with occasional runs at the strip?

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Sorry to butt in...

I noticed that most of the guys here goes for the non - adjustable ones.... What's advisable for a daily driver with occasional runs at the strip?

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Non adjustable. Unless you run road courses frequently, adjustable are more of a pain. It's harder to get the pinion angle level.

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Yeah, I should add BMR to the mix. I like their stuff. They have the poly bushing version for $150 and the Spherical for $215.
BMR also have some for $90. I spoke with Kelly from BMR & he said they're just like the $150 but made a little different material & different weld style but they can take anything u throw at them!
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Sorry to butt in... I noticed that most of the guys here goes for the non - adjustable ones.... What's advisable for a daily driver with occasional runs at the strip? Sent from my SM-N9005 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
LCA go with non-adj unless u know exactly what ur doing & need to dial then in exactly! Adj ones can mess things up if not done correctly.
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Next on the list is some good LCAs for the car and I've narrowed my choices down.

That being said, I'd like some input.

1) Not really sure if relocation brackets would be necessary for my set up. My lowering springs only dropped about 0.8" in front and 1" in the rear. So I'm not sure if my pinion angle is that far off to necessitate them. If I should get them, I'll go with the FRPP 302S brackets. After some research, it appears they're made like a tank.

2) The true comparison:

Hotchkiss vs FRPP 302R. I really like the construction of the Hotchkiss (not to mention, they look pretty darn cool ). They look very sturdy and solid. As well as...it's Hotchkiss, enough said.

BUT, I don't know if I can justify spending $250 vs the FRPP 302R's $189. The FRPPs look solid, have great reviews and removable bushings for easy swaps when they wear.

Hotchkis Mustang Rear Lower Control Arms 1316 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping

Ford Racing Boss 302R Mustang Lower Control Arms M-5649-R1 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping

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I installed a set of J&M non adjustable LCA's on my 2011 3.7 and am real happy with them. I purchased them from AM.

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I've got the $90 bmr lcas and they are great, plus a fair bit lighter than the stamped stockers.
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Enough said

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Roush LCA here, on my 2014 V6 with the Performance Pkg. Better traction, no complaints


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Just installed the new lower cost BMR ones a week ago and they're great


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8 billion opinions it seems lol.

Thanks though. I believe I'll go with the FRPP 302s or the mid range BMRs. I hate going for cheap suspension parts.

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The lower control arm brackets do not affect pinion angle at all, that is the upper control arm / bracket.

Rear lower control arm brackets allow you to properly place load on the axle when the vehicle has been lowered, and regardless of how small of a drop, they are necessary for properly loading the axle on launches and shifts.

That being said, my vote is BMR. I prefer to run as much of the same company's suspension as i can, that way i know it will all work seamlessly together.
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The lower control arm brackets do not affect pinion angle at all, that is the upper control arm / bracket.

Rear lower control arm brackets allow you to properly place load on the axle when the vehicle has been lowered, and regardless of how small of a drop, they are necessary for properly loading the axle on launches and shifts.

That being said, my vote is BMR. I prefer to run as much of the same company's suspension as i can, that way i know it will all work seamlessly together.
Excellent info! I believe relocation brackets works in synergism with LCAs right?

There are good number of ppl on this forum with 1.5" drop via SR springs. I'm curious how bad/different the launch and acceleration from a dig be if one is just using LCAs and panhard bar? -provided it's a street DD car that doesn't see track.

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