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Old 05-20-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Torque arm vs QA1 UCAa

I am always lusting after a torque arm. It looks like just the thing to get the rear end dialed in. I came across QA1 Mustang Rear Tubular Upper Control Arm 5255 (79-04 All; Excludes 99-04 Cobra) - Free Shipping and thought the spherical body end of these would do an excellent job of not binding for many less dollars.

Assuming the panhard bar and torque arm is a 10 and the stock setup is a 1, where does the functional looking UCA fit in?

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I haven't personally driven a car with the other set up. But i have the pan hard bar and torque arm set up on my car. The rear end is solid. Plants to the ground very nicely. And if you want to kick it out, you can do so at will, and even if you want to play with the back end out it is very easy. I can roast the tires through 2nd gear and let go of the steering wheel and it shoots straight as an arrow.

I did a staggered style slalom over the weekend and i had some fun with it. One run you basically could have considered drifting lol.

I would say it is well worth it. Just make sure you have appropriate front suspension also. Since the rear end is really solid i now have a bunch of understeer due to the factory K member and A arms.

It is a corner carving set up, so keep that in mind. If corners are your goal then definitely ditch the 4 link.
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Definitely what I want to do :)

To really get it right there is the cascade of things you should do. I am trying to figure out the order so I don't waste too much.

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1. Subframe connectors
2. Rear LCAs
3. Panhard Bar
4. Torque Arm
5. Coilovers.
6. Tubular K member & A arms

Thats the order i did. #6 is next for me.
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The subframe connectors are going in on the June 10th

I emailed MM about the torque arm and they told me you have to change the springs. It seems wasteful if you are going to replace them with coilovers.

The order looks good.
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I haven't personally driven a car with the other set up. But i have the pan hard bar and torque arm set up on my car. The rear end is solid. Plants to the ground very nicely. And if you want to kick it out, you can do so at will, and even if you want to play with the back end out it is very easy. I can roast the tires through 2nd gear and let go of the steering wheel and it shoots straight as an arrow.

I did a staggered style slalom over the weekend and i had some fun with it. One run you basically could have considered drifting lol.

I would say it is well worth it. Just make sure you have appropriate front suspension also. Since the rear end is really solid i now have a bunch of understeer due to the factory K member and A arms.

It is a corner carving set up, so keep that in mind. If corners are your goal then definitely ditch the 4 link.
What tires are on that car?

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