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    What are you opinions on the short body mounted vs long style mounted off the trans(not mounted to it like factory). I bought at short UMI that im installing tomorrow but ive never really heard ups or downs to either except that the short ones are more wheelie prone. not sure if thats true or not.

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    From what I was told from UMI, the short arm tunnel mounted ones are specifically meant for drag racing appilications. The longs are meant for road racing, because the shorts cause wheel hop under heavy braking. Plus with a short you don't have to buy the relocation bracket, because the pressures taken off of the tail end of the transmission with the tunnel mount.
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    In addition to what Kelvin posted, I was told also by UMI tech support that with the short TA and the tunnel mount relocation bracket will hang low enough that you'll be scrapping more then normal, especially if you are lowered like I am. The clearance my exhaust has is less then the height of a soda can. Depending on the brand name of the headers/ORY and how they were installed you could be like I am. I wanted the same set up as you got but after talking to UMI about my setup and what direction I was going with my build, talking with UMI changed my mine to the full length Adj TA with the TA relocation bracket for manual transmissions.

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    Mine definitly will hang down quite low. If you already have that little clearance i can see why you would go with the longer.

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    For the clearance issues, it depends on what kind of headers you have.

    They make different tunnel mounting braces that hang lower than others depending on your exhaust set up.

    If you have stock or kooks, the tunnel brave matches your stocked height iirc. But I would double check with UMI.

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    Yea they have one for most aftermarket low hanging exhaust then another for for stock or Kooks exhaust.

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