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Old 11-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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I've got a 13 GT man tran. I'm planning on lowering her with SR performance springs from AM. I know I need adjustable uca and adj. panhard bar. Planning on getting the steeda u a cuz I don't knw much about the JPC brand. So, the ? Is.... Which lca's to get. Is it necessary to get adjustables or would solid ones be fine since I have the adj uca to correct the pinion angle??? Any advice would b greatly appreciated. Oh and by the way, I am on a bit of a budget cuz trying to do whole rear end for Christmas so top of the line wish list parts not gonna happen, lol!!!
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I would get adj lowers BC you aren't getting relocate brackets plus it's always better to have adjustment to dial it in
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I would get adj lowers BC you aren't getting relocate brackets plus it's always better to have adjustment to dial it in
What does it matter if he has relocation brackets or not? I don't think adjustable lowers will correct the suspension geometry like relo ' s would.

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What does it matter if he has relocation brackets or not? I don't think adjustable lowers will correct the suspension geometry like relo ' s would.
Op you'll be more than fine without lcas honestly. I wouldnt waste your money.
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I would buy the lower with brackets...all the better to hook with, which GTs have an issue with obviously. No need for the upper (according to my speed shop that has dialed in tons of these). Just get springs, lca, and an adjustable panhard and u should be golden.
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Most of the stuff I've read says need the uca for the angle of the driveshaft??? And don't the relo brackets do bout the same thing as the adj lowers? So one or the other?
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Most of the stuff I've read says need the uca for the angle of the driveshaft??? And don't the relo brackets do bout the same thing as the adj lowers? So one or the other?
Kinda. If you could afford it I would do both. If not I'd get the adj lowers
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I think the adjustable lca are for fine tuning. I would just get the drop brackets with lca. I read on here about most saying to def get adjustable uca for pinion angle too. My speed shop says it is not needed. Pinion will be fine. Also, he has never seen one that doesn't clunk...and he deals with hundreds of mustangs. I trust him. U can always drop first and c if u r having problems and add the uca later. The clunking would drive me up the freakin wall!
Of course now is when all the people will say how it must be done, and theirs doesn't clunk! 8v)

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So, get the relo brackets and fixed lca? Crap, xtra $ for bracket.... That's more than the adj lca
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You cant, and shouldn't try to fix major suspension geometry with adjustable lcas. As others have said, it's for fine tuning. Op again...it doesn't sound like you'll be doing much racing, I would just skip the lca and relo and see how your car feels first.
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Do NOT get adjustable lower control arms. Trust me you don't need them. As far as suspension components go take a look at BMR including their springs. They are of the highest quality. They are also running a great sale right now.
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Bmr 15% off.
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Here's my experience with it.
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Ok, I'm looking at bmr now. Am doesn't carry their uca for 13's yet for some reason so I didn't think they made one.... I'm gna give the sr performance springs a try..... I knw u get what u pay for in some cases but in others u pay for a name too.... Hard to beat $99!!! But the control arms there's a smaller difference so I'll pay for the bmr's probably. What's the prevailing opinion on the uca mount? I'm not too worried bout clunking etc.... For the xtra 150 can get lca's or somethin else.....
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Well, now I'm looking at AM, has anyone on here had any experience with the SR performance stuff??? Cuz it's all a whole lot cheaper. Cld save $90 on lca's alone.... I knw it's an off brand but has any one tried their parts and found them to be crappy???
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Ok, I'm looking at bmr now. Am doesn't carry their uca for 13's yet for some reason so I didn't think they made one.... I'm gna give the sr performance springs a try..... I knw u get what u pay for in some cases but in others u pay for a name too.... Hard to beat $99!!! But the control arms there's a smaller difference so I'll pay for the bmr's probably. What's the prevailing opinion on the uca mount? I'm not too worried bout clunking etc.... For the xtra 150 can get lca's or somethin else.....
You need to get the 05-10 uca with the 05-10 mount I believe. And I don't think they carry the mount at am.
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Will all the 05-10 stuff work on 13?? Bmr does make one for 12-14 now but have to go to their website not on AM
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Will all the 05-10 stuff work on 13?? Bmr does make one for 12-14 now but have to go to their website not on AM
If u have the correct mount, yes it'll work.
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Will all the 05-10 stuff work on 13?? Bmr does make one for 12-14 now but have to go to their website not on AM
Stage3Motorsports will have it.
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...and as far as SR springs. You get what you pay for. I bought a set of springs. I based my purchase on price and not quality. Well, the cheaper springs had a terrible ride. It seemed like the car would slam into every bump. I hated it.

I can't speak for SR springs. I've never tried them. Maybe someone who has can chime in and clear the air.
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Will all the 05-10 stuff work on 13?? Bmr does make one for 12-14 now but have to go to their website not on AM
Teambeefcakeracing.com has the 11-14 bmr products cheaper than anyone else plus 15% off with code bmr15. I just ordered mine.
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Will all the 05-10 stuff work on 13?? Bmr does make one for 12-14 now but have to go to their website not on AM
www.hypermotiveperformance.com http://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=home

They both definitely have the BMR UCA and mount for the 11-14s and they're both running Black Friday specials
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Well, BMR uca on the way. Ordered from their website. 15% off and free shipping!!!! I guess I'll try that on and then decide on the lca's
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Make sure you get the mount for the uca other wise it is going to clunk I also read a thread about the SR springs not lowering the car enough so you would not have to worry about the pinion angle. I just ordered all BMR components lca, uca adj, uca mount, and adj panhard bar all in powder coat red from lethal performance and got a great deal!!!
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I think I'm gna hold off on the mount for now so I can get more grip goodies. I can deal with the clunk for now. I'm also trying to get rid of the bunny hops. Lol. I've read that the uca does a better job of that than the lca with these cars. I'll prolly wind up getting them as $ allows but tryin get the best bang for buck I can for now. So I've got sr springs, BMR uca and adj. panhard bar on the way for now.

How's that sound for a start? Any more suggestions for next part?
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I think I'm gna hold off on the mount for now so I can get more grip goodies. I can deal with the clunk for now. I'm also trying to get rid of the bunny hops. Lol. I've read that the uca does a better job of that than the lca with these cars. I'll prolly wind up getting them as $ allows but tryin get the best bang for buck I can for now. So I've got sr springs, BMR uca and adj. panhard bar on the way for now.

How's that sound for a start? Any more suggestions for next part?
Well the best bang for your buck would be to get the mount now. It'll be twice the labor if you wait.
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Yea it's wise to gather all the parts over time and install at the same time
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That's true..... Well, may have to see what all I can wind up with for Christmas. I'm still leaning toward lca's for that $150.... I could go back and install mount later
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Go to lethal performance they have BMR lca for 127.64 that is a great deal!!!!

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Lethal Performance also has the upper bracket you need for 137.00 all BMR products are 15% off.
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Go to lethal performance they have BMR lca for 127.64 that is a great deal!!!!

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Lethal Performance also has the upper bracket you need for 137.00 all BMR products are 15% off.
That's not 15% off, if you mark BMR's pricing up then take 15% off that doesn't really count.

Go to Hypermotive, they're taking 15% off the actual price and they're 119 shipped. Use discount code THANKSBMR15.
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That's not 15% off, if you mark BMR's pricing up then take 15% off that doesn't really count.

Go to Hypermotive, they're taking 15% off the actual price and they're 119 shipped. Use discount code THANKSBMR15.
Once again great prices from a great company
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Are the relo brackets recommended with lca's?

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Does anyone know if the relo brackets for lca's are gonna b needed with a 1.5 in drop?
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Are the relo brackets recommended with lca's?
Only if your car is lowered, since it's changing the suspension geometry, the axle lifts a but and u lose traction. Relo brackets plants the axle down to regain traction
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