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This is a discussion on Is this the right move? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Mine is not mounted to the tailshaft of the transmission....

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    Mine is not mounted to the tailshaft of the transmission.
    It's on jackstands.

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    You have a tunnel mounted TA right Jon?

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    First off, Thanks for all your help fellas, I REALLY do appreciate all the info! Second, I hate you guys! I thought this would be a simple swap of the shocks & springs. Does the Tunnel brace TA take the TA off the transmission, thus eliminating the need for the relo bracket? Man, do I ever feel stupid lately....

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    All good advice given above. And yes, it is a love/hate relationship when you do some research. A lot of people just lower the car and don't give a damn about doing it right.

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    We all had to start somewhere. It's an expensive hobby and this stuff tends to add up quickly. There is always a right and a wrong way to do things, that's the great thing about the forum is being able to ask before you end up with something you're not happy with later on.
    To answer your last question, a tunnel mounted TA will remove it from the tail shaft and relocate it to the tunnel brace. Those are stronger but have been known to transfer more noise into the cabin, which is why i went with a full-length and the relocation kit.

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    I was joking about the hate part...really. This car is my break from a wife, two daughters, & 8th & 9th grade students that all chip away at my sanity everyday. I have already shown the car a couple of times & want to continue to do so....hopefully, it will start to garner some more attention as it gets older. I do not race it (eventhough I live three miles from a drag strip) & I almost never drive it in a city setting....I mostly do 20-30 mile cruises out here in the boonies. So, yes, I want to do things the "right way" & I really appreciate you guys showing me what that is, eventhough it is kinda painful to my small budget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    You have a tunnel mounted TA right Jon?
    Correct.

    OP - sounds like a full-length TA that's adjustable with a relocation kit is your best option.

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    I agree. I am going to just do a ta first & then, once I start to do power mods, I will do the relo bracket. It might cost a bit more, but will be worth it in the long run. Now, I need to save up the rest of the cash & wait for UMI to have a big sale.

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    Maybe get a package deal. Should save you some.

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    Agree with what has already been posted -- the tunnel mount is noisy on the street, but works great at the track. Go full length unless you are chasing quarter mile times on a regular basis.

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    Yep....Full length it will be, with a relocation bracket on down the road. My plan now, is to get the bolt-in sfc, bolt-in relocation lca brackets, lca's, adjustable phb, & an adjustable tranny mounted lower torque arm. I already have pro-kits & bilsteins, so by the end of April, my car should have one help of a good suspension!

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    I got a VERY helpful PM from Ramey & ordered from the WS6 store. I got an on-car adjustable PHB (with the roto-joint), LCA relocation brackets, & Non-adjustable LCA's (All UMI, of course) for $340 shipped. I was pretty happy with that. Now I gotta save up for the SFC's & Torque arm....which is okay, as I should have the money for that stuff by April, which is when all these will be installed anyways. Thanks for all the help Fellas!!

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    Good deal. sounds like you're headed in the right direction

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    I ordered everything in red. I know black would look better with SOM, but I am going to love looking under there & seeing the new stuff stick out....I was afraid black would just blend in.

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    I was the complete opposite I got black just so it would blend in lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefish View Post
    I got a VERY helpful PM from Ramey & ordered from the WS6 store. I got an on-car adjustable PHB (with the roto-joint), LCA relocation brackets, & Non-adjustable LCA's (All UMI, of course) for $340 shipped. I was pretty happy with that. Now I gotta save up for the SFC's & Torque arm....which is okay, as I should have the money for that stuff by April, which is when all these will be installed anyways. Thanks for all the help Fellas!!
    That is pretty much what I have except my LCAs are adjustable.
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    I wanted as little adjustable stuff as possible. It would be like one of those damn radios from the 80's with the built-in equalizer...those drove me nuts, as I would tinker with it non-stop & never be happy.

    As far as the red goes, I figure no one else will see it anyhow & it will make me happy to look under there & have it jump out to me.

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