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how to:install on BMR torque arms?

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    how to:install on BMR torque arms?

    have a4 bolt on Z now, NX on the way soon , and want more traction. how easy to install this and some good pointers. is it a straight bolt on?

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    Its not a bad install at all. You have to take the stock bushing shell and drill the rivets out to make the BMR bushing fit in the shell. I think we pulled the driveshaft out of my buddies when we did his as well.
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    drive shaft removal neccasary? do you have to put whole car on jack stands or jack anything up to rasise anything? y2kpwerter strikes again by helping me out always, thanks again you really know your stuff

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    The car has to be elevated with jack stands or with a lift to install it. I would remove the driveshaft for easier install. Its only 4 11mm bolts to remove the shaft. Always glad to help out.

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    thats what i thought, thanks again

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    i took a grinder and ground down the rivet heads and pried off the stock bushings. this kept me from having to lower the trans to get the trans mount side of the torque arm bushing out. i did not remove the driveshaft. to get the long rear mounted bolts out, you'll have to lift the body up for more clearance.

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    thanks

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    no problem

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    Yea drive shaft has to be removed man....its just 4 bolts on the ujoint on the rear of it..... Pull that out....
    Undo the torque arm.....like he said u have to drill or grind off the rivits on the front of the stocker......
    put the bushing in first....make sure u have it facing the right way cuz it wont fit if its backwards....
    Then slide the torque arm in and bolt it onto the rear end....I beleive there are 3 bolts the tranny......and 2 on the rear end.....
    Is it adjustable?
    Ill give u some info on degreeing it

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    driveshaft does not have to be removed. i've never taken the driveshaft out to put a torque arm in.

    i've always bolted the torque arm to the rear, slid the bushing on the arm, then pulled the arm down into the bracket and bolted it on.

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    well it makes it easier.....its only 4 bolts for christ sakes

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    i don't see how it makes it easier. it's not in the way.

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    I could have sworn it was when I did mine...lol mayb not its been a little while

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    I believe the reason we had to remove my friends driveshaft was due to him having true duals. They were in the way and made it difficult to maneuver the TA. I didn't mean to indicate it was a must to remove the driveshaft.

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    tru duals, maybe. then again, i just did mine on the black car with the bassani tru-duals. but here's a pic. the torque arm comes out to the left of the driveshaft. the floorpan gets in the way. but if you have the body supported and the rear lowered down, which has to be done to get the long bolts out, it's a breeze.


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    Yea its definately not a hard thing to do....
    Its a bit scary for people that just have basic, oil change and spark plug change knowledge though

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