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relocating LCAs

This is a discussion on relocating LCAs within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; im ordering up my 3 point SFCs from KY right now and debating gettin the LCAs and relocation brackets. my ...

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    relocating LCAs

    im ordering up my 3 point SFCs from KY right now and debating gettin the LCAs and relocation brackets. my main thing is i like doing all my work on my cars (even though i dont know much, but you gotta start somewhere). how is the install on the relocation brackets and LCAs? easy enough for a novice and a friend? also im not gonna ever lower my car so do i need the adjustable LCAs or will i be ok with the non adjustables.

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    always go with adjustable..you never know what might happen...nothing is ever set in stone

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    As long as the bolts are not seized up in the stock LCA's, the install should not be a problem. If you are working off jackstands, you may want to block up the body for safety as the rear can shift once unbolted from the control arm.

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    Were should Lift it from? Also any tips or suggestions on the install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewterz55 View Post
    Were should Lift it from? Also any tips or suggestions on the install?

    I have a 2 post lift that I did my install on. You can jack it up from the rear and place your jackstands under the axle, but also have a set of extra stands for safety. The rear lift point is the bracket the LCA's attach to on the body and somewhere in this area would be best. Neither the panhard bar sway bar, or the shocks and springs will prevent the rear from shifting when the LCA bolts are removed. Granted, it will not move a lot but it can shift.

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    K thanks

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    After I lowered it my rear wheels sat further back in the wheel well and I eventually got my adjustable lca's. I heard you have to cut a bracket to make the relocation brackets fit but I had mine welded in so i don't know for sure. When you do the sfc's make sure the suspension is loaded, I sat my car up on bricks and it gave me room to climb under the car to install the sfc's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewterz55 View Post
    im ordering up my 3 point SFCs from KY right now and debating gettin the LCAs and relocation brackets. my main thing is i like doing all my work on my cars (even though i dont know much, but you gotta start somewhere). how is the install on the relocation brackets and LCAs? easy enough for a novice and a friend? also im not gonna ever lower my car so do i need the adjustable LCAs or will i be ok with the non adjustables.
    If you're not lowering the car there's not any reason to purchase relo-brackets or adj LCA's. I would recommend a UMI poly/roto-joint LCA or double roto-joint ends to reduce binding under cornering. Non Adj. LCA's were my 1st suspension mod and they were a direct repacement at stock height. After lowering I purchased the relo-brackets and even then I was able to use my J&M non-adj LCA's.

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    you can buy bolt in relocation brackets and even on a non-lowered car they will help with traction. LCA's and the bolt in brackets are cake to install. Just make sure you torque those LCA's to the correct spec ( I *think* 80 ft/lbs if memory serves me correctly) because if you don't they'll bang and make a helluva racket. You have to cut the parking brake bracket to fit the relocation brackets on there but it's pretty thin and easy work for a sawzall.
    You can look up the install instructions for the bolt in LCA brackets at bmr's site....look for Part# CAB002 on the install page near the top/center of the page.
    Install for LCA's using Part# BCA001 is the second category down on the left. I went with non-adjustables on mine.

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    If you have a good set of ramps then just back your car up on them and do the LCA's or PHB.
    FYI, it's a lot easier that way!

    Here's where I cut my pb brachet when I installed relocation brackets.

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    this is gona come in handy thanks

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    Do i need to lift my car up to do this or just put it up on ramps

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    Just back the car up on a set of ramps (I use Rhino Ramps), leave the car in gear, set parking brake, then put a set of tire blocks in front of the front tires.
    I've done the rear suspension(except springs) many times this way without any problems.

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