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    Hey everyone i need to get more traction, what is the best torque arm to buy , adjustable or non adjustable and also are they easy to install? And where is the best place to buy them from thanks in advance chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    umi performance ..great product...adjustable ..and they are relatively easy to install
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    What exactly does a torque arm do anyways, and will it help me to achieve better traction, any other answers to help me get better traction would be greatly appreciated as well.~Chris

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    adj lca and relocation brackets will help you greatly..along with good set of shocks and springs..the t/a will help but not as much as the lca and ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    adj lca and relocation brackets will help you greatly..along with good set of shocks and springs..the t/a will help but not as much as the lca and ect.
    adjustable lower control arms and relocation brackets? ok now i'm totally confused where can I buy these at and are they easy for me to install? also how will i know which way to adjust the control arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    He said ADJUSTABLE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    adjustable lower control arms and relocation brackets? ok now i'm totally confused where can I buy these at and are they easy for me to install? also how will i know which way to adjust the control arms?
    umiperformance.com when there send an email to them if you have any questions..the lowest location is for lowered cars..the second location is for stock riding height..if umi isnt your thing go with what eugenio said...hes a Canadian.

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    I sell UMI (and use it). I'm also a site sponsor.....

    I use a pretty standard $299 full length, adjustable TA. I don't think you need anything fancy. Some folks do think that way, but I'm not one and have a lot of results to prove it.

    I'd recommend this if you want adjustable: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7

    I'd recommend this if you want simple non-adjustable: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7

    And you want to get the TA off the tailshaft (some do) I recommend somthing like this--note that there are different versions, this is an LS1/6-speed part number: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7
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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Hey everyone i need to get more traction, what is the best torque arm to buy , adjustable or non adjustable and also are they easy to install? And where is the best place to buy them from thanks in advance chris.
    I just had a BMR Track Pak installed. Word of warning!! IF your car is lowered, think twice. My car now only has two inches of clearance between the new cross member and the ground. I'm going to have to lift my car if I want any hope of going over speed bumps. Hell, I can't even get into my garage without ramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    I sell UMI (and use it). I'm also a site sponsor.....

    I use a pretty standard $299 full length, adjustable TA. I don't think you need anything fancy. Some folks do think that way, but I'm not one and have a lot of results to prove it.

    I'd recommend this if you want adjustable: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7

    I'd recommend this if you want simple non-adjustable: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7

    And you want to get the TA off the tailshaft (some do) I recommend somthing like this--note that there are different versions, this is an LS1/6-speed part number: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7
    i say lisen to the man he know what needs done to proform and a nice guy to deal with i got my sfc' , springs, and pan rod form him. by the way strano what ta do you run on your car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    I sell UMI (and use it). I'm also a site sponsor.....

    I use a pretty standard $299 full length, adjustable TA. I don't think you need anything fancy. Some folks do think that way, but I'm not one and have a lot of results to prove it.

    I'd recommend this if you want adjustable: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7

    I'd recommend this if you want simple non-adjustable: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7

    And you want to get the TA off the tailshaft (some do) I recommend somthing like this--note that there are different versions, this is an LS1/6-speed part number: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=18&ModelID=7
    Thats an awesome adjustable t/a right there. Which way should I go though. Adj or Non Adj. I plan on upgrading to a diff rear end, when money becomes right.
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    A friend has a UMI on his Ws6 and has had no problems. I have Spohn Eng. on my SS and really like it, but its a little noise. Tho I don't mind because I'm running Rod ends on all my suspension points. Trust Sam he well not lead you astray.
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    I run a UMI full length adjustable arm...

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    thanks strano im going to get one here sone

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    I didn't catch if anyone already said this but, if your car is lowered or you plan to lower it in the future you need a adjustable one to correct the pinion angle, along with LCA relocation brackets.

    Is that correct Sam?

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    I don't feel every car needs LCA relocation brackets. I sell those too, and there are times we have to use them, or want to use them. But my car is lowered, with my springs in fact, and I do not have them. And FWIW, have no wheelhop issues either. Cars that get drag raced more often want them because they can move the instant center backward helping traction a bit. But doing that also monkeys with the suspension geometry in roll and can make for some interesting handling. For those that do both drag and want the car to handle as well as it can, we can use them--but we recommend changing LCA settings for the track.

    On the torque arm. Generally I recommend adjustable lowered or not. Some cars are more fickle on pinion angle than others and while most cars can be lowered using a stock or non-adjustable TA and have no trouble, others have lots of vibration due to the ending pinion angle. Plus a little down angle can help plant the rear tires a little harder on launch.

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