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Old 04-26-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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Are LCA worth it on a V6?

Recently I added a 73mm TB to my V6. Definite increase in power. Hard shifts to second fishtail car far more than before. I'm looking at some BMR Lower Control Arms and reading opinions that are all over the place. Is this a worthwhile upgrade, LCA?
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I think they would definitely be for a manual car. My wheel hopped like crazy at the track.

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Ponie, From the look of it you're a performance pck MCA car. You should already have upgraded LCA's along with much better suspension. I've been wondering how good the performance pck actually is... do we need to upgrade it??
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Id say for daily use with the occasional trip to the track NO. Its built pretty decently as is and any upgrades with said use would not have much of an impact. However if you intend to compete in Bracket racing or do some heavy engine mods like F/I or such then it would be recommended that you upgrade the suspension. This is just my .02
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at $140 for the BMR ones I think it's worth it. Made my PP handle and launch better from stop and I rarely go to the track.
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Ponie, From the look of it you're a performance pck MCA car. You should already have upgraded LCA's along with much better suspension. I've been wondering how good the performance pck actually is... do we need to upgrade it??
Like I said, mine wheel hops bad at the track. For daily use, no upgrade is needed. But, if you frequent the track, an upgrade may help.

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If you're going to the track, grab the BMR ones. They certainly will not hurt. Combine them with an adjustable upper control arm and mount,you will certaintly see a difference in your time

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From BMR's Ebay store:
BMR Suspension TCA032 Lower Control Arms Rear Non Adjustable Poly Bushings | eBay

$89.95 shipped to your door. No reason to not upgrade to better LCA's, tightens up the rear plus traction for days. I installed these, along with an aluminum DS when I went to 3.55's. No wheel hop, let out the clutch, press the gas and it just digs in and goes.
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From BMR's Ebay store:
BMR Suspension TCA032 Lower Control Arms Rear Non Adjustable Poly Bushings | eBay

$89.95 shipped to your door. No reason to not upgrade to better LCA's, tightens up the rear plus traction for days. I installed these, along with an aluminum DS when I went to 3.55's. No wheel hop, let out the clutch, press the gas and it just digs in and goes.
These are legit. Shunc01 has them installed and its a big difference on his Auto.
Im going to be upgrading to these soon. Going to install Adj. Pan Hard bar, RTR lowering springs and these BMR LCAs once everything is said and done I should be able to grip much better than I do. Its a PITA losing traction halfway through first and 2nd every time you want to take off.
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I wish I had the performance pack. The FP6 was last year's appearance package that wouldn't allow PP upgrade. Trying to layer the handling items in one at a time.
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From BMR's Ebay store:
BMR Suspension TCA032 Lower Control Arms Rear Non Adjustable Poly Bushings | eBay

$89.95 shipped to your door. No reason to not upgrade to better LCA's, tightens up the rear plus traction for days. I installed these, along with an aluminum DS when I went to 3.55's. No wheel hop, let out the clutch, press the gas and it just digs in and goes.

Thanks for the link bro I just bought some right now haha


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Ended up going with these: BMR Mustang Pair Non-DOM Rear LCA with Poly Bushings 2005-2014

I figure a hundred clams, I can't go but so wrong. WIll update on how they do. Thanks for the input all.
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I'm having mine installed with Koni sport struts & shocks & J&M cc plates. BMR is a good company.
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Ended up going with these: BMR Mustang Pair Non-DOM Rear LCA with Poly Bushings 2005-2014

I figure a hundred clams, I can't go but so wrong. WIll update on how they do. Thanks for the input all.

Not to be a dick incase you bought them way before I posted the link above... but you are aware those are exactly the same ones I linked to from BMR directly... but $10 more?
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I will be doing all three rear control arms on my car this year. There is less for me to gain from the rears than there was from the fronts (those bushings were causing false ABS trips on R-comps when the arm would slop around during braking). The biggest benefit for me in the rears will be 1) fixing the 0.1 degree thrust angle on the axle, and 2) going to a floating, high durometer poly bushing for all six on the back (don't want to do delrin, and introduce bind, since I am not allowed to use a Heim joint on one end, or any other metallic bushing).
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Not to be a dick incase you bought them way before I posted the link above... but you are aware those are exactly the same ones I linked to from BMR directly... but $10 more?
Not at all Marius. BMR isn't free shipping, CJ was. Worked out to be $5 cheaper. Thanks for the link though. You got my mind right on this. Thanks.
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I will be doing all three rear control arms on my car this year. There is less for me to gain from the rears than there was from the fronts (those bushings were causing false ABS trips on R-comps when the arm would slop around during braking). The biggest benefit for me in the rears will be 1) fixing the 0.1 degree thrust angle on the axle, and 2) going to a floating, high durometer poly bushing for all six on the back (don't want to do delrin, and introduce bind, since I am not allowed to use a Heim joint on one end, or any other metallic bushing).
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Marius, you were absolutely right. I was so tied up looking at the BMR website I didn't notice your link was BMR on ebay from BMR. Should have clicked and saved with your link. Sorry brother and thanks for the link for next time. (UCA!)
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These are legit. Shunc01 has them installed and its a big difference on his Auto.
Im going to be upgrading to these soon. Going to install Adj. Pan Hard bar, RTR lowering springs and these BMR LCAs once everything is said and done I should be able to grip much better than I do. Its a PITA losing traction halfway through first and 2nd every time you want to take off.
Fintile are you staying with stock shocks and struts for the rtr springs? Let me know how you like them.

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Marius, you were absolutely right. I was so tied up looking at the BMR website I didn't notice your link was BMR on ebay from BMR. Should have clicked and saved with your link. Sorry brother and thanks for the link for next time. (UCA!)
No worries, at least it wasn't a lot of extra money and CJPP is a great vendor to support.
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Stuff that matters for road racing, not that a street going car will really need to worry about.
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Stuff that matters for road racing, not that a street going car will really need to worry about.
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Fintile are you staying with stock shocks and struts for the rtr springs? Let me know how you like them.

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