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Old 06-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Uca noise issues?

I was wondering if any of you guys with aftermarket uca's are experiencing any nvh, clunks or vibration after your install. I'm still deciding on which uca to get and I want to go with a uca with the least amount of issues. Looking at metco uca and mount, bmr uca and mount, and steeda uca and mount.
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I was wondering if any of you guys with aftermarket uca's are experiencing any nvh, clunks or vibration after your install. I'm still deciding on which uca to get and I want to go with a uca with the least amount of issues. Looking at metco uca and mount, bmr uca and mount, and steeda uca and mount.
I don't have an aftermarket UCA, but I've ridden in about 137 cars that do and they all make a bit more noise than stock. Cars that have the aftermarket drive shafts are quieter than ones with the stock 2 piece, but nonetheless, it's stiffer and the bushings don't allow play so you will get something from that. Having said all of that, I would put anything metco makes on my car. I have a ton of metco parts on my lightning and they are all great!
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137 cars? You keeping track? lol

They all make a little more noise but not to the point it makes you cringe, speaking about poly bushings.
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I have the UPR poly uca with the UPR mount, it's a little more nvh but wouldn't call it unbearable by any means
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137 cars? You keeping track? lol

They all make a little more noise but not to the point it makes you cringe, speaking about poly bushings.
Haha no I don't keep track! It's been too many to count. I've had to test drive a few of them around the block for drive ability after they get work done.
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I've got the BMR uca & mount. I've got about 1,500 miles on it and so far, no noise. I greased the bushing before install so I'm hoping it stays quite.
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Anytime you put harder parts to areas that can radiate nvh, they will, its the price for performance! I dont mind it, i just installed a tial 50 mm bov to my paxton its loud enough to drown out most noise...lol
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every bushing in my car has been changed for hard poly ones and yeah it is alittle noisy and rides like a lumber wagon, the worst piece is the bmr front lower control arms they clunk alittle over bumps but I wouldnt have it any other way, if you want to carve corners and have no worries its the price I pay...
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every bushing in my car has been changed for hard poly ones and yeah it is alittle noisy and rides like a lumber wagon, the worst piece is the bmr front lower control arms they clunk alittle over bumps but I wouldnt have it any other way, if you want to carve corners and have no worries its the price I pay...
Damn, that kinda sucks. I can't stand pops & clunks.
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I'm fine with noise to an extent. How long do you think I can wait to change my uca without seeing adverse effects? I have a 1.5 drop. I really wanted to wait a couple of months to do the install. I wonder how off my pinion angle actually is.
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Damn, that kinda sucks. I can't stand pops & clunks.
its very minimal its not really a pop or a clunk its like when the swaybar end links go bad they ever so slightly clunk alittle, but when you hit the corners its amazing
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its very minimal its not really a pop or a clunk its like when the swaybar end links go bad they ever so slightly clunk alittle, but when you hit the corners its amazing
I was thinking about picking them up. I need to get something, I'm rolling on a bent one right now.
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I was thinking about picking them up. I need to get something, I'm rolling on a bent one right now.
swaybar links or front lca's?
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swaybar links or front lca's?
Nah. Front lca's My Coilovers already came with new pillow ball end links.
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Roush for lowest noise possible. Still very effective. Lowering should be restricted to an inch or so as that is what the arm is designed for.

Bear in mind, 8.8s can tend to be noisy and the rubber bushes drown that out so, you might get more than you bargain for in the NVH dept. beyond the bumps and clunks, if you go for the stiffer alternatives.
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I knew I would get noise and I dont mind it, the only noise i get is from the front tubular a arms and its very acceptable for the handling and weight that they shave off the front end, like i said i built my car to handle and b lightweight its still a work in progress
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Hmmm... I really don't care about saving weight. I just want added strength.
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Hmmm... I really don't care about saving weight. I just want added strength.
the bmr's are not weak but they handle the corners very nice

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and i know saving weight means nothing to most people but ive taken 200lbs off my car already and shedding weight is cheaper then buying hp and it makes the car feel alot faster and handle really good
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With the poly bushings the NVH is minimal. We use a 3 piece bushing to help with this. With the UCA the NVH is the same however, you may hear the 2 piece driveshaft noise on deceleration.

Let me know if I can help you with these.

http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-m...ntrol-arm.html

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I installed the Steeda non adjustable uca. Nvh is the same as before. My rear end is super tight and traction greatly improved! One of the best mods I've done including the Steeda chromoly lcas.
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Its really nice when you get all the lower and upper control arms replaced and with the relo brackets its nice not lighting up the tires everytime you launch, a major difference, I went ahead and changed the upper rear end bushing when I did the uca, if nyone is interested in doing that its really not that hard, probably an hour job with just a few simple tools..and it finishes the rear end..
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