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This is a discussion on Rear End Stuff... within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; So I tightened up the front end recently...now I have to do the rear end. Looking at some UMI LCA's...I ...

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    Rear End Stuff...

    So I tightened up the front end recently...now I have to do the rear end. Looking at some UMI LCA's...I dont plan on running slicks on my car and nothing over a 295 rear tire. So do I need the relocation brackets or adjustable LCA's or will I be fine with these?

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    I may pick up some strano springs down the road so I know i'll probably need an adjustable pan-hard bar at some point, but im not there yet...

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    If you plan on lowering then get at least one adjustable side. I would still recommend the relocation brackets just because you can still get wheel hop on the street BUT not really needed for DD type driving. I know no help at all.

    I have these and are very satisfied with them but they also cost much more then what you are looking at.

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    I personally went with the LCA relocation brackets (bolt in) because you can never have too much traction. Do you need it on a DD type car? I don't think so but you can always run without them and add them later if you want. I didn't however do adjustable control arms because I never plan on lowering the car.

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    I have non-adjustable LCA's and my wheels are perfectly centered...and I'm lowered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I have non-adjustable LCA's and my wheels are perfectly centered...and I'm lowered.
    panhard is what you would use to center the rear.....not all cars have an issue but it's a nice adjustment to have if you need it.


    edit: nevermind....I was thinking left/right and not front to back. Either way though it's a nice adjustment to have if you need it. I wouldn't put any rear suspension on a car that wasn't adjustable if I knew I would lower it.
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    UMI makes good stuff. Like 0rion, I went with their non-adjustable stuff in the rear. I do recommend you also swap out the panhard bar when you get the LCA's. The stock piece is really flimsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    UMI makes good stuff. Like 0rion, I went with their non-adjustable stuff in the rear. I do recommend you also swap out the panhard bar when you get the LCA's. The stock piece is really flimsy.
    Jeff what end joints did you get poly? Roto ? I'm looking to get some at the GM show and want a nice quite ride. Like the idea of having some adjustment if ever needed so I'm looking at these.
    1982 - 2002 GM F-Body Tubular Adjustable Lower Control Arms [2016] - $189.99 : UMI Performance, Inc.
    There are NO plans to lower so should I save the $80? Any thoughts!
    Plus -10% show special takes it down to $170
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    I bought mine before the roto-joints came out. Mine are just standard ends with poly bushings.

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    Thanks looks like I will invest in the standard set then. Don't want to spend extra for a noisy ride.
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    Only thing noisy on ours is the tunnel mount torque arm -- it bangs and clunks and transmits quite a bit of noise from the rear into the cabin... on the other hand, it hooks great at the track!

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