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    Spohn or BMR?

    i'm looking at some stuff from New Era Performance and Spohn seems to be about $10-$20 less compared to BMR stuff. Soooo my question is, i'm lowering my car and want to just "enjoy the ride." Not tracking or auto-x, but i'd like to be able to dig into a turn every once n' a while....

    so who should i get for the following:
    Shock Tower Brace
    Adjustable Panhard

    2nd question:
    Chrome Moly or Steel? I assume chrome moly for everything, but they couldn't make them steel if they failed-so steel should work fine, right?


    The old notion is, if it costs more it works better...well price is a shorter concern over performance, but if they both perform equally then it be nice to save some $$$ for the install.

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    BMR and Sphon are both quality suppliers. For your use I would be looking at the dollar factor. For the panhard bar be sure to go with the poly bushings rather than the rod end type. Hotchiss is another quality brand you can consider. I went with Hotchiss panhard bar, shock tower brace and lower control arms, Spohn torque arm and BMR boxed subframe connectors. All look like quality pieces.

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    Chrome-moly is used because size for size a part made from chrome-moly is lighter and stronger than the equivalent part made with 'mild' steel. Of course, chrome-moly is more expensive.....A well engineered part made from mild steel should be fine, unless cost is not a consideration. If you can afford chrome-moly, it'll save you some weight penalty.

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    thanks, that answered another question...good info. A+

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    I run Spohn chrome-moly every were and love it. If you can afford it get the chrome-moly.
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    Chrome-moly is used because size for size a part made from chrome-moly is lighter and stronger than the equivalent part made with 'mild' steel. Of course, chrome-moly is more expensive.....A well engineered part made from mild steel should be fine, unless cost is not a consideration. If you can afford chrome-moly, it'll save you some weight penalty.
    I agree here . Chromoly is lighter and harder (more brittle and stiff) and basically better for most cases , but a bit more expensive . Most parts between the two manufacturers are similar , but I like BMR myself overall for everything when I see them side by side on most parts .

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    i hear BMR is much easier to install?? true or not?

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    It really is pretty much the same when it comes to install , BMR might have better instructions .

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    Chrome-moly steel is a great steel but if you do not stress relieve the welds and heat treat the whole part after welding you are going to end up with a part that is only as strong as standard 1020 mild steel with a brittle weldment. I highly doubt most of the aftermarket companies are going through the expense of the above processes and selling these parts for as inexpensive as they are. The other problem is most companies advertise chrome-moly but it is only the tubing which is chrome-moly and not the attaching plates. A part is only as strong as its weakest point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    ...Not tracking or auto-x, but i'd like to be able to dig into a turn every once n' a while....

    so who should i get for the following:
    Shock Tower Brace
    Adjustable Panhard
    ...
    _diph
    Since you gonna dig into a turn once in awhile, I wouldn't use the BMR PHR... they tend to fail @ the ends.
    Do a search in several forums and you'll find documented pictures... something that the stock PHR won't do... I'd get a beefy one w/ rod-ends as well as LCAs
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