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Old 05-13-2016, 11:51 PM   #1
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Another suspension question

So I am lowering my car this Thursday. I have an adjustable panhard bar installed along with a brace, and bmr adjustable lower control arms. I'm installing maximum motorsports caster camber plates, rtr lowering springs, koni STRs , bmr upper control arm and bracket.

Do I need to use lower control arm relo brackets if I have the adjustable lower control arms?

I have them if needed but I am missing a bolt and can't find a decent replacement M14x1.5x100mm 10.9 grade. (bought used )
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The adjustable LCAs can move the axle forward or backward. The relocation brackets move the rear attachment point of the LCA up or down allowing you to change the angle of the LCA so that it is parallel to the ground. So basically they serve two different functions. If after you lower the car you find that the LCAs are lower at the body end then they are at the axle end you should probably install the brackets. This will help plant the rear wheels during hard acceleration.


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Old 05-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #3
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:57 PM   #4
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Hmm, so here is another question then, my '05 GT is lowered ~ 1 inch in the rear, (the front ~ 1 1/2 inch) when on a flat level surface the body end is about 1/2 to 1inch higher than the rear end height. Is this good, bad or indifferent? My best short time (60 foot) with Nitto 305/35/18 tires on the rear is 1.95 seconds. I took a couple of pictures but can't figure out how to attach then, (JPEGs).
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305 35 18 is about a 26.5" tire, which is rather short, most tires for this car fall in the 27-28" range, but i imagine you would notice if the tires were an inch different in height?
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I put the lower profile tires on to help keep the rev's in the higher range one the top of the strip in third gear. I'm running a PA beefed up automatic. yes I know the tire is shorter than what came with the car. The question still remains the same, what position should the LCR for this kind of setup? Thanks for your comment... Should I open this in it's own thread?
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Diehard/NewMtang I assure you I'm for real. I didn't think it would be out of line considering the original thread about LCA angles. Anyway I'll drop out of this thread since I'm "another one of the V8 Group".
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Diehard/NewMtang I assure you I'm for real. I didn't think it would be out of line considering the original thread about LCA angles. Anyway I'll drop out of this thread since I'm "another one of the V8 Group".
Sorry about the poor reception, there was a set of inflammatory threads in which certain words were spoken by many, and the effects have been a bit unfortunate.

Generally speaking, you want your axle end to be sitting lower than the body end. There are in incredible array of variables which determine how far below you go.

A few key topics that I would recommend researching would be anti-squat suspension geometry (how and why it works), all three major components of weight transfer (particularly elastic), and the actual geometry of your three link system (so that you can understand the difference in your axle steer produced by the change in trailing arm longitudinal lengths caused by body roll).
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jande063, thank you for your understanding and information, you answered my question the axel end of the LCA should be parallel or lower than the body end. I'll try playing with tire pressures now.
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jande063, thank you for your understanding and information, you answered my question the axel end of the LCA should be parallel or lower than the body end. I'll try playing with tire pressures now.
I apologize for my misunderstand of what was being asked. It was a bit confusing to me at the time for some reason. Had nothing to do with being a V8.

As far as posting pictures, see post #4 of this link. It may be of some help.??
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