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Old 01-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Lower control arms - how to choose?

Can someone please tell me which ones to choose and why? Application is 2011 Mustang GT 6 Speed. Looking to eliminate wheel hop. Car is street only, no tracking it.

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Can someone please tell me which ones to choose and why? Application is 2011 Mustang GT 6 Speed. Looking to eliminate wheel hop. Car is street only, no tracking it.

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Just got their panhard bar in today and that thing is extremely well made. Very impressed. I plan to finish out the rest of my suspension here soon with there lower control arms and relocation brackets(only needed if lowering) and Upper control arm.
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I have there Panhard bar, Well built. and I order the abj UCA, RLB's , & LCA's all in red from Stage 3 to go with my red Eibach swaybar's

If you like RED you can order them in RED at Stage 3. I think the red looks cool.
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BMR. I have them with their relo brackets and adj panhard. 0 wheelhop and nothing but grip. The relo brackets change the pinion angle making better traction.
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kinda nice to have everyone agree. Was half expecting everyone to say another brand while I sat in the corner looking like the special child.

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kinda nice to have everyone agree. Was half expecting everyone to say another brand while I sat in the corner looking like the special child.

I had my BMR lca's and relo brackets for like 3 weeks not installed yet :-/ these forums are killing me and tempting me to go MIA from work lol I can't wait to install, just haven't had time and it's been fracking freezing lately
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BMR rear LCA's, relo brackets and UCA w/mount on my list. Any preference between poly bushings and the more expensive LCA's? One reviewer on AM canned the more expensive ones for noise.
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BMR rear LCA's, relo brackets and UCA w/mount on my list. Any preference between poly bushings and the more expensive LCA's? One reviewer on AM canned the more expensive ones for noise.
Yes without poly bushings they are going to be very loud and very rough. They are intended for track/drag only cars mainly.

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I had my BMR lca's and relo brackets for like 3 weeks not installed yet :-/ these forums are killing me and tempting me to go MIA from work lol I can't wait to install, just haven't had time and it's been fracking freezing lately
Yeah haha I feel ya about the cold. We are going to be 70 degrees tomorrow so killing me I have 90% of my stuff in and can't install any of it haha. Gonna fix my exhaust leak tomorrow though so whatever.
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Not to confuse 2011 mustang GT, but does anyone have any experience with Whiteline products?
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BMR. I have them with their relo brackets and adj panhard. 0 wheelhop and nothing but grip. The relo brackets change the pinion angle making better traction.
The upper control arm changes the pinion angle.
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I have BMR Pan Hard bar and RLB's but I went with Eibach LCA's did I mess up? I have installed these yet should I switch to BMR on LCA'S ? I have Eibach pro street coil overs all waiting to go on .
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I have BMR Pan Hard bar and RLB's but I went with Eibach LCA's did I mess up? I have installed these yet should I switch to BMR on LCA'S ? I have Eibach pro street coil overs all waiting to go on .
You should be fine. I put Ford racing on my last car, they were nothing more than stock painted a different color with different bushings. They eliminated the hop.
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My shop pushes Whiteline suspension products and I have their PHB, brace, and adjustable LCA's and re-lo bracket. No problems so far and the additional NVH is absolutely minimal.
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The upper control arm changes the pinion angle.
and so do the relo brackets
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I've got the j&m extreme ones from AM and I no wheel hop at all. Also I have lowered my car 2 inches and don't have relo brackets and have noticed no difference in traction or wheel hop
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I've got the j&m extreme ones from AM and I no wheel hop at all. Also I have lowered my car 2 inches and don't have relo brackets and have noticed no difference in traction or wheel hop
So would you recommend the J&M ones?
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So would you recommend the J&M ones?
Ya I would, they firmed everything up and they were cheap with great build quality
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The BMR non adjustable lower control arms are a well constructed piece. You'll be hard pressed to find anything better.
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I've got the j&m extreme ones from AM and I no wheel hop at all. Also I have lowered my car 2 inches and don't have relo brackets and have noticed no difference in traction or wheel hop
Did you notice any change to the pinion angle with the j&m lca's? I have the stock lca's now and can see the bump stops off quite a bit. I have sportline springs.
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Did you notice any change to the pinion angle with the j&m lca's? I have the stock lca's now and can see the bump stops off quite a bit. I have sportline springs.
It's still not perfect and I need to buy some relocation brackets but I still hook better and have relatively no wheel hop.
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I just put SVE upper an lower arms on mine yesterday. They are pretty impressive. I'm very happy with them.
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I just put SVE upper an lower arms on mine yesterday. They are pretty impressive. I'm very happy with them.
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I just put SVE upper an lower arms on mine yesterday. They are pretty impressive. I'm very happy with them.
I have SVE lower control arms and they look awesome and the bushings are tip notch.
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Do you need to change the springs if you change out the LCA's and UCA's with relocation brackets?
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Do you need to change the springs if you change out the LCA's and UCA's with relocation brackets?
No. But the reason you would add relocation brackets is because you've added lowering springs and need to correct the angle of the lower control arms.
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When changing the front springs to lower, lets say 1", what other hardware do you need! Do you change the front control arms?
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When changing the front springs to lower, lets say 1", what other hardware do you need! Do you change the front control arms?
Springs is all you would need unless you want to upgrade your struts at the same time. With only a 1" drop your alignment might be okay. If not you can get away with just camber bolts.
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Ok!! Thanks alot for the info!! You always seem to have the answer! Thanks again!!!
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No problem. Let me know if I can be of any more help.
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I just ordered the steeda billet lca on ebay blemished but brand new 165$.
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Just installed the BMR lca's and relocation bracket finally... Took me getting snowed in to finally get around to it
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Looks good. They give you shorter bolts so you can remove those axle weights if you wanted to.
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Looks good. They give you shorter bolts so you can remove those axle weights if you wanted to.
It was a PITA to reinstall the driver side with spacer, what's the advantage of removing them?
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It was a PITA to reinstall the driver side with spacer, what's the advantage of removing them?
Ditching some extra weight. You'll never know you removed them. I think they weight about 10 lbs total. Mine have been long gone and I didn't notice anything different.
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