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Old 09-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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BMR Suspension parts with 1 issue

So last Sunday I ordered BMR Rear Lower Control Arms with Polyurethane Bushings, BMR Rear Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets, and BMR Upper Control Arm with On-car Adjustable and Polyurethane Bushings. My goal was to stop wheel hop and help with the wheels spinning at the track. The combination of the BMR productions did stop wheel hop and help with traction. I installed all the parts by myself last Friday afternoon in my garage on jack stands. The install of the relocation brackets and LCA’s were pretty easy but the UCA what a pain in the butt that was. There’s almost no room to get a 1 ½ wrench to tighten the jamb nuts on the UCA.

After a short test drive around the block I headed off to a BP gas station to full up and get a car wash then to the drag strip for Friday night drags. When I got inside the car wash is when I had an issue with the driver’s side relocation bracket. I pulled into the car wash and heard a nasty scraping noise and my car came to an abrupt stop. I had only made it about 10 feet into the car wash. I slowly backed out of the car wash still scraping. Once I made it out I could see scrap marks on the top of the car wash driver’s side tire guide rail. I looked under the car at the driver’s side bracket and it looked fine other then the bare metal showing on the bottom of the bracket. With nothing cracked, broken, or ripped off the car I drove to the track.

No wheel hop at all and my car hooked up much better on street tires. I’m very happy with the upgraded parts from BMR.

Today I ended up taking off the relocation brackets and will have to cut at least a 1 ½ off the bottom of the bracket so my car can clear the car wash tire guide rail. I would still highly recommend the BMR Relocation Bracket but just be warned that clearance in gas station car washes could be an issue.
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FYI... The relobrackets should be welded in place. I know their kit says bolt on but it states in fine print that for drag racing they need to be welded. Just not sure if you knew that
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I'd be careful going in the gas station car wash even with a stock suspension setup. Many of those car washes are horribly maintained.
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What kind of grease did u use?
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I'd be careful going in the gas station car wash even with a stock suspension setup. Many of those car washes are horribly maintained.
Yep. I don't think I would even consider hacking up a quality part to accommodate a BP car wash either. Find a better car wash... it can't be that good.
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Hand wash the car. I would never subject any of my cars to an automated wash.
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Hand wash the car. I would never subject any of my cars to an automated wash.
I live in an apartment so that's kinds tough, but I do touch less only.
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Hand wash the car. I would never subject any of my cars to an automated wash.
I always hand wash my car. Automated car washes just never seem to get my car completely clean and usually leave streaks, even the touchless ones. Not to mention the time one ripped my antenna off. Gave me an excuse to buy a shorty antenna though haha.
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I always hand wash my car. Automated car washes just never seem to get my car completely clean and usually leave streaks. Not to mention the time one ripped my antenna off. Gave me an excuse to buy a shorty antenna though haha.
I keep a large microfiber towel in my trunk for that reason. There are a couple washes here that do get the car clean, and after a wipe down most people think its been hand washed. I've won trophies at car shows this way lol.
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Hand wash the car. I would never subject any of my cars to an automated wash.
I don't even hand wash mine. There's a car wash place where the psi is strong and they use scorching hot water. My car has never seen a brush or a mitt the combination of scorching hot water and high pressure takes everything off for me no matter how dirty it gets. It's for the most part a truck wash place
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Another reason I hand wash is the self-satisfaction that comes with washing the car myself lol
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Yeah, you gotta avoid the auto wash.
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FYI... The relobrackets should be welded in place. I know their kit says bolt on but it states in fine print that for drag racing they need to be welded. Just not sure if you knew that
Yes, I did read with drag racing they should be welded but I wasn't for sure if the brackets were going to stay on the car or not. I'm glad I didn't weld them as they are off the car right now.

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What kind of grease did u use?
My neighbor had some grease he said would work on the poly bushings. I'm not sure what brand the grease was. The tube was inside a grease gun.

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Yep. I don't think I would even consider hacking up a quality part to accommodate a BP car wash either. Find a better car wash... it can't be that good.
I will cut the brackets off in one piece so if I end up using the bottom holes I can weld the bracket back together.

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Hand wash the car. I would never subject any of my cars to an automated wash.
I normally do wash the car myself but if I'm in a hurry I use the drive through car wash. Hand washing the car gives me a chance to look for rock chips in the paint that need to be touched up.
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I go to an automated car wash all the time that is not touch less, I think I've found a gem because my car is always very clean afterwards, they wipe down the vehicle with microfiber towels afterwards. Only $15 too
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I will cut the brackets off in one piece so if I end up using the bottom holes I can weld the bracket back together.
This is an exceptionally bad idea. I doubt they would hold together... Just trying to make sure you're safe man.
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^ +1 I just installed the same brackets thursday and friday along with other suspl. upgrades. The only welding I would ever consider is the bracket itself with it bolted like it is.Not gonna even do that unless I start doing passes at the prack alot. Not knocking ya man but I don,t like going to any car wash unless its just for a quick vaccum or spraying something under neath.The touch less are not bad accept the high pressure can force water into lights or places water is a NO NO. Anyway hope all is working out well for ya.
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I live in an apartment so that's kinds tough, but I do touch less only.
Where is the best touchless wash in Dayton area....I usually hand wash but sometimes time gets away from me.
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Where is the best touchless wash in Dayton area....I usually hand wash but sometimes time gets away from me.
In Miamisburg, on 725 right by the train tracks. They even have brushes that you can use to scrub your wheels before you go in!

There is one on Yankee in Centerville/Washington Township, next to the Arby's and Lyons Rd. It does a pretty decent job, but the dryer sucks.

I'm not sure of anything north of town, there's one near my work on SR202 just north of the highway... but I haven't taken the stang through it.
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In Miamisburg, on 725 right by the train tracks. They even have brushes that you can use to scrub your wheels before you go in!

There is one on Yankee in Centerville/Washington Township, next to the Arby's and Lyons Rd. It does a pretty decent job, but the dryer sucks.

I'm not sure of anything north of town, there's one near my work on SR202 just north of the highway... but I haven't taken the stang through it.
Thanks...I am down that way a lot so that works out for me.
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Thanks...I am down that way a lot so that works out for me.
Sweet, I live in Washington twp. I'll shoot you a pm next time I'm going to a cruise in or something.
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Another reason I hand wash is the self-satisfaction that comes with washing the car myself lol
And having an excuse to take your shirt off
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Sweet, I live in Washington twp. I'll shoot you a pm next time I'm going to a cruise in or something.
Awesome!
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Hand wash is the only way a true mustang lover would wash his/her car
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Hand wash is the only way a true mustang lover would wash his/her car
Lol, my wheels can only be hand washed so no one washes my car but me.
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Agreed and it is the only way I try to wash it....but I want it clean even if I do not have the time to hand wash which is not too often.
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