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Old 01-17-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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Upper control arm bracket... Do you really need it?

Hey quick question. Need to get the rear end under control. I plan on picking up upper control arm(adjustable) lower control relocation brackets. Do you need the upper control arm bracket for a car that will see the 1/4 track 2-4 time a year? I know it just $150 but if possible id like to put that money into somethings else.

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What is ur rear end doing?😂😂😂


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Hey quick question. Need to get the rear end under control. I plan on picking up upper control arm(adjustable) lower control relocation brackets. Do you need the upper control arm bracket for a car that will see the 1/4 track 2-4 time a year? I know it just $150 but if possible id like to put that money into somethings else.

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Haha, miss behaving. Lowered it so pinion angle is off. lower control arms need relocation brackets. Just not getting enough grip. Also need new tire and wheels but that's the next step.


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Haha, miss behaving. Lowered it so pinion angle is off. lower control arms need relocation brackets. Just not getting enough grip. Also need new tire and wheels but that's the next step.


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What size wheel n tire u running now and what r u thinking of changing to?


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I've seen a few reviews on AM mentioning the clunk noise with the stock mount.
I just put on the BMR adjustable upper with their mount last week, no clunk so far so it seems advisable


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I'm running a 275 40 18 but I'd like to move on to a 15x10 295 55 15. I just need more grip. My car is a 3-5 a month car, no rain so I think going to a drag radial would help. I don't have crazy power (N/A) but I still have issues with getting grip.


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Haha, miss behaving. Lowered it so pinion angle is off. lower control arms need relocation brackets. Just not getting enough grip. Also need new tire and wheels but that's the next step.


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Not to be smart here....what is your current pinion angle..........how do you know it's off. Just because you lower the car and still have the two piece drive line doesn't automatically mean it's off.
Put you car up on jackstands or a lift and look very closely at the carrier bushing that the UCA bolts to ontop of the rearend housing. My guess is that if you have over 5000 miles on it cracking and separation has started.
This is the first thing I would change to either the GT500 carrier bushing or even better would be the BMR part #EN001 with is $49. The GT500 bushing is only $20........do this before buying a UCA. It will solve a lot of issues down the road.
So, let us know what your pinion angle is......
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I didn't get the mount and I have clucking noise. Get the mount!

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You'd be surprised how much of the two piece drive shaft noise goes away with a good carrier bushing............
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You'd be surprised how much of the two piece drive shaft noise goes away with a good carrier bushing............
I thought the clunk was either a new UCA used with the existing (but probably a bit sloppy) mount. Or just an existing UCA bushing in need of replacement.
How does the 2 piece drive shaft come into it?
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I thought the clunk was either a new UCA used with the existing (but probably a bit sloppy) mount. Or just an existing UCA bushing in need of replacement.
How does the 2 piece drive shaft come into it?
The clunk is a combination of carrier bushing....although the front bushing on the UCA isn't subject to as much twist as the carrier bushing it does contribute some. Just replacing the carrier bushing will remove a lot of the clunking limiting the fore and aft movement of the rear end....the soft rubber bushings in the UCA on my 7000 mile car were cracked and starting to split...the carrier was the worst. The UCA just takes an enormous amount of movement and is part of the cause of wheel hop......
The two piece drive line slides in and out....as the rearend takes up the slack the driveline moves in and out.........if you've every taken one apart you will see what I mean. Personally I think the two piece drive line is a bad engineering design.
Remove the two piece and put the one piece in even without changing the UCA and the clunk is 99% gone.......
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The clunk is a combination of carrier bushing....although the front bushing on the UCA isn't subject to as much twist as the carrier bushing it does contribute some. Just replacing the carrier bushing will remove a lot of the clunking limiting the fore and aft movement of the rear end....the soft rubber bushings in the UCA on my 7000 mile were cracked and starting to split...the carrier was the worst. The UCA just takes an enormous amount of movement and is part of the cause of wheel hop......
The two piece drive line slides in and out....as the rearend takes up the slack the driveline moves in and out.........if you've every taken one apart you will see what I mean. Personally I think the two piece drive line is a bad engineering design.
Remove the two piece and put the one piece in even without changing the UCA and the clunk is 99% gone.......
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