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before and after pics of my torque arm install

This is a discussion on before and after pics of my torque arm install within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; stock UMI, tunnel brace mounted, adjustable, with driveshaft safety loop...

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    Talking before and after pics of my torque arm install

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    UMI, tunnel brace mounted, adjustable, with driveshaft safety loop





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    Nice! I spent quite a bit of time at the UMI booth at Spring Carlisle this weekend. They have a red WS.6 as a display vehicle with every UMI part offered. I posted up pics under Spring Carlisle! Definitely make great stuff -- how was the install?

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    took me about 30 minutes to get the old one off and the new one on. took about another 30 minutes to get the pinion angle adjusted and the bolts/adjusting hardware all cinched up next on my list is umi lower control arms, relocation brackets, panhard bar, strano springs, and koni 4/4s. cant wait. just got some new wheels painted and gonna get some new rubbers

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    Where can i get this?

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    Looks good, now time to change everyhting else under there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodz28 View Post
    Where can i get this?
    Check out KY Speed -- they are a site sponsor and carry all the UMI products.

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    yeah INMY01TA, soon enough i hope


    i got mine from umi directly cuz i needed to get the pinion angle finder and longer hardware for the mount the diff

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    did u feel a difference?

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    o yeah, def. more solid. its a lil noisy but i dont care. but it is more solid and i am not worried about my transmission getting hurt anymore

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    Looks great!

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    looks good. I got a full length one from them and like their products alot...although it took me alot longer to get it installed for some reason.

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    Very nice. One of my next upgrades, along with SFC.

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    I too went poor at the umi booth. I dropped more than i wanted and got the 3 point sfc, adj lca, relo brackets, adj phb.

    They tried to get me on the torque arm too but i ran out of money.

    My install went pretty smooth. I drink a lot when i work on the car so the time it took was long. I keep forgetting my camera at the garage but soon ill have pics up in the eastern section.

    BTW the car looks clean too and love the cutouts on the y pipe

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    thanks buddy!

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    looks good. do you do all this work yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    took me about 30 minutes to get the old one off and the new one on. took about another 30 minutes to get the pinion angle adjusted and the bolts/adjusting hardware all cinched up next on my list is umi lower control arms, relocation brackets, panhard bar, strano springs, and koni 4/4s. cant wait. just got some new wheels painted and gonna get some new rubbers
    I went the other route I got the lca, relo brackets, phb, and sfc from umi first. That install was pretty easy. I got all bolt on stuff. I'll have to wait to get the torque arm after I get shocks and rubber. Did you adjust anything or did you just install it with what umi shipped the settings at?

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    I do think UMI comes with the adjuster to help with installation.

    As for the stock torque arm.. my stocker is totally different..... it isnt solid in the back like yours.... that is really really wierd..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    looks good. do you do all this work yourself?
    heck yes buddy! nobody works on my car other than me i'm a trans and driveline tech so its baby labor doing this stuff


    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I went the other route I got the lca, relo brackets, phb, and sfc from umi first. That install was pretty easy. I got all bolt on stuff. I'll have to wait to get the torque arm after I get shocks and rubber. Did you adjust anything or did you just install it with what umi shipped the settings at?
    i woulda done that but my torque arm was going south and i did not want my trans to break in half

    and i adjusted it myself, cuz my ass end is lowerd via heater hose

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post

    I do think UMI comes with the adjuster to help with installation.

    As for the stock torque arm.. my stocker is totally different..... it isnt solid in the back like yours.... that is really really wierd..

    it does for an extra 10 bucks


    yours is really weird cuz its a pontiac

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    nice, do you wanna work on my car then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    nice, do you wanna work on my car then?
    haha sure why not! what area from dallas are you from? i'm only about 40 minutes from dowtown

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