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    So there insurance company cut me a check snd the body shop is going to be putting in a new k member. They are going to use a factory one but I think im going to ask them to put in a BMR one (since i believe it is cheap then a stock one from GM) Iím thinking the one for turbo clearance.. its the KM013 .. Anything I need to know about these? easy fit, good produced, will it work with stock control arms?
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    If you drive it often I would stick with stock, mine broke in half while pulling out of a parking spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky 13 View Post
    If you drive it often I would stick with stock, mine broke in half while pulling out of a parking spot
    I think abuse/production issue caused that IMO. Not a normal incident

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    Quote Originally Posted by excel_autoparts View Post
    So there insurance company cut me a check for 7500 to have everything done. New bumper whole new dash the whole front end is going to be re painted. There putting in a new k member they are going to use a factory one but I think im going to ask them to put in a BMR one I’m thinking the one for turbo clearance.. Anything I need to know about these?
    If you search for it (on this and other 4th gen f-body websites) you will find the BMR has breakage issues.

    I recommend looking at the UMI Road Race model for 'hard' street use as it is track proven:


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    UMI one is built to withstand cornering forces... BMR are for drag only and several failures have been demonstrated, not only on K-members, but even PHRs... I wouldn't trust them for the k-member, especially it being a critical part.
    I have UMI and been racing w/ it and happy. (racing doesn't mean 1/4 mile for me)
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    Or you could by the UMI from me... since a lot of what you see in it I came up with in conjunction with UMI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    If you search for it (on this and other 4th gen f-body websites) you will find the BMR has breakage issues.

    I recommend looking at the UMI Road Race model for 'hard' street use as it is track proven:

    Click for full size
    Wow, that thing looks stronger than the stock K !

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    the UMI is a good quality product. that is what is going on my car soon.

    thanks, Mark@kyspeed

    thanks Josh for the recommendation!!

    no matter who you get it from UMI is good quailty parts.

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