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This is a discussion on Lowering set up? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I am planning on redoing my suspension. I was looking for help to see if I have the right parts ...

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    Lowering set up?

    I am planning on redoing my suspension. I was looking for help to see if I have the right parts and if I am missing anything. My goal is to lower and strengthen the suspension. I have Bilstein shocks, Eibach prokit springs (which I think I am going to return and get stranos), UMI LCA relocation brackets, UMI non adjustable LCAs, UMI single adjustable PHB, UMI strut tower brace, UMi front and rear sway bars and UMI 2 point SFCs.

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    only thing i have to add is an adjustable torque arm

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    Do I need adjustable LCAs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j nix View Post
    Do I need adjustable LCAs?
    You don't need them but if you want to center yur wheel in the wheel well its necessary

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    Will they be symmetrical on each side or both to left or both to the right. I really don't want to spend anymore right now. I spent about $2000 on what I just bought and I just finished my taxes last night and found out I owe about $12,000. But I don't want my car running bad because I didn't do it right.

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    When you lower the car, the pinion angle changes. The only way to correct that is getting an adjustable torque arm.

    You will also need an alignment.

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    I told mike at WS6store.com I was returning the springs. He had no problem with it. I am ordering the strain springs tonight. What does an alignment run?

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    Just guessing, but around $75 if I remember right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Just guessing, but around $75 if I remember right.
    give or take a little but its usually around that

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    Tater, that thread you sent me to had some kind of link to a place called Auto Clinic, which just so happen to be in Dearborn, MI. Which is 20 min from my house. They sound like they do about everything I might need. And there alignments are only $40. Not bad. I had a busy Fridy, but I am ordering affable springs tonight. Just got my relocation brackets today. Just need to order the springs and order an adjustable torque arm. Probably UMI.

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    I have a question. Are these springs, like the stranos, better quality than the OEM springs.

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    $12,000. ?? Wow I thought my tax bill was high.

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    I own a small remodeling c

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    I own a small remodeling company and didn't pay estimated taxes each quarter. That was even after all my deduction and writeoffs. Wasn't expecting that.

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    What kind of torque arm do I need? Adjustable, transmission mounted? Do I need relocation kit or any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j nix View Post
    What kind of torque arm do I need? Adjustable, transmission mounted? Do I need relocation kit or any?
    Is this mainly a street car or a track car?

    You want an adjustable torque arm and one that mounts OFF the tailshaft of the transmission This style comes with a crossmember that the front of the torque arm mounts to.

    Rule of thumb - get a tunnel mount if you plan on going to the strip a lot. Get a full length torque arm if you plan on it being on the street mainly.

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    At some point in my life, I will probably take it to the track, but it is deffinately my street car. So is it difficult to mount a torque arm to the transmission?

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    You do not want the torque arm mounted to the tailshaft of the transmission. During a hard launch or acceleration, the tailshaft of the transmission can break. The stock piece is already mounted to the transmission. I suggest NOT doing this.

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    So I need a relocation bracket?

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    yes. Most torque arm set-ups come with them if you get the kind that is mounted off the tranny.

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