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Old 01-30-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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LCA and UCA for lowered DD

How necessary are LCAs when lowering for a DD use. I've searched and seen a lot of yes and no. But what's the concensus? I am getting UCA and LCA cause I drag but I won't be going to track for a month so I'm not in a rush. Installing my lowering springs and panhard bar tomorrow.


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If you're going to drag, LCA's are a must. And since you're lowering, you're going to need LCA relocation brackets (BMR or whiteline, I suggest BMR) to level your LCA's after lowering. I have them on my DD with occasional drag use. Regardless, reducing wheel hop on a DD or a weekend warrior is a must with this vehicle.

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Old 01-31-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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Yeah I know already. Just curious on the effects of just regular DD. Should the LCA be adjustable?


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Yeah I know already. Just curious on the effects of just regular DD. Should the LCA be adjustable?


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No adjustability on the LCA unless you're road racing/dragging and constantly tinkering with them. I suggest an adjustable UCA though. The effects will be the elimination of wheel hop almost altogether, that should definitely be a priority. Then you'll just need tires because you'll be burning through tires


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Old 01-31-2015, 12:24 PM   #5
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Ok then imma go ahead and order some non adjustable BMR LCAs since they are pretty reasonable. Which type is the consensus? I want poly bushings for the decrease NVH. I know there's like three different types of material ranging in price as well


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Consensus is definitely BMR non-adjust. No NVH to speak of. It's when you get into heim joints you start having NVH.


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Old 01-31-2015, 12:42 PM   #7
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Do you know the main difference between the normal ones, tig welded, and tubular LCA?


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Do you know the main difference between the normal ones, tig welded, and tubular LCA?


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It's mostly weld-strength, and they make all sorts of different designs boxed, tubular, billet. Do yourself a favor and get the BMR's, you will not be disappointed. Well engineered.


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Old 01-31-2015, 12:50 PM   #9
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LCA and UCA for lowered DD

I was already on board with a full BMR suspension. I'm just gonna go with the tig welded ones in hammertone


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I was already on board with a full BMR suspension. I'm just gonna go with the tig welded ones in hammertone


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Do it, you won't have regrets. I went red for flash. Looks BA driving behind me lol


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Old 01-31-2015, 01:02 PM   #11
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LCA and UCA for lowered DD

Can you even see it? I figured it'd be hidden if lowered


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Can you even see it? I figured it'd be hidden if lowered


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Nope, you can see the relo brackets clear as day lol. Can see the LCA's through the wheel


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The relo brackets are probably >2" off the ground, they scrape slightly on speed bumps lol


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I don't take speed bumps anymore. I go around. IDk if it's my car but when I go over speed bumps with my clutch in or out, i heard the whole suspension creak and bounce and just sounds awful.

But dang 2 inches isn't that much. I'll probably go hammertone since red might look weird on a DIB with black rims


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Lol unfortunately I have a pal who lives in a condo complex and I have to take them occasionally. It barely scrapes, but it's enough for my stomach to turn. Low life problems lol. What do you have for suspension? My suspension creaks as well because it's tight. Koni's with GT500 mounts and SR Springs. It's totally natural.


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Well when everything gets installed tonight, I'll have ford racing k springs, BMR panhard bar, and the jounce bumper kit. Next weekend I'll put on BMR LCA with relocation bracket then see how the car reacts from there. I'm ready to go power wise

Also apparently someone told me on 2011+ the ford k springs don't fit on oem setup? Is this true?


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Well when everything gets installed tonight, I'll have ford racing k springs, BMR panhard bar, and the jounce bumper kit. Next weekend I'll put on BMR LCA with relocation bracket then see how the car reacts from there. I'm ready to go power wise

Also apparently someone told me on 2011+ the ford k springs don't fit on oem setup? Is this true?


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I'm not sure on the spring issue bro as I have SR springs. I did buy 05-10 Koni struts and shocks though so I could fit GT500 strut mounts. Which it turned out I absolutely needed because the oem strut mounts were complete and utter junk that fell apart in my hands. The relo's won't make the car "feel different" per say, they basically just correct proper geometry of the actual LCA, which is needed when you lower the vehicle. It's more a necessity than anything.


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BMR has some new LCA for $89, just purchased those along with the brackets.
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Okay so while taking off my factory strut mount it came apart and all the bearing things came out. I put it back together and it works perfectly fine I've driven around no noise should I even get a replacement.


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Okay so while taking off my factory strut mount it came apart and all the bearing things came out. I put it back together and it works perfectly fine I've driven around no noise should I even get a replacement.


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I would to be honest. The OEM strut mounts are really a one time use only and aren't made to be taken out. Up to you though...


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I know I figured I'm just going to put in the order for replacement strut mounts.


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A couple days will hopefully be ok


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Ok there is a massssivveee clunking going on in the back. I think something's loose -__- anyone have the torque specs on the back end. Like on everything struts, end link, etc


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I noticed my panhard bar keep coming loose(jam bolts) maybe this is why there is a constant clunk(like things jumping up in down in the trunk). Does anyone have experience with this with adjustable bars?


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Def sounds like the P-Rod. Tighten it up.


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Yeah imma pick some up. So when yall adjust it, you just want the body to be equal on both sides? My tires stick out a bit (285s) so I just adjusted so it was equal.


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Yeah imma pick some up. So when yall adjust it, you just want the body to be equal on both sides? My tires stick out a bit (285s) so I just adjusted so it was equal.


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Thanks. I'll see how it works out!

Other than that. The car dropped 1.4 in the front and 1.5 in the back. Looks amazing!


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Thanks. I'll see how it works out!

Other than that. The car dropped 1.4 in the front and 1.5 in the back. Looks amazing!


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Very nice, good luck with it.


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