Results 1 to 17 of 17

Spohn TA

This is a discussion on Spohn TA within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Does anyone have any experience with this torque arm? http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...cb07fb15a61ad3 Was wondering if it was a good idea to have ...

  1. #1
    Make real real sure Johns00Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Germantown, MD
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,404

    Black
    2000 Z-28

    Spohn TA

    Does anyone have any experience with this torque arm?
    http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...cb07fb15a61ad3
    Was wondering if it was a good idea to have the driveshaft safety loop installed w/ the torque arm. Also, can anyone tell me about the tunnel mounted TA, is that a better design?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cedar Rpaids,IA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    354

    Red
    1998 Camaro SS

    I have this torque arm and do like it. I got the rod end type and the Crome-moly version which means its a little noisy but I can live with it for daily driver use. I do not have the driveshaft loop tho. I liked the torque arm though that I now have all Spohn rear end suspension.
    1998 Camaro SS Hard Coupe Bright Red #1593
    Mods: Lots!!, still my daily driver except for winter
    383rwhp 370rwft/lbs

    1979 Corvette
    Mods Lots!!, weekend cruiser
    325rwhp and 320rwft/lbs

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 (Yes its got a HEMI)
    Mods: Catback, BFI CAI, Winter daily driver

  3. #3
    Make real real sure Johns00Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Germantown, MD
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,404

    Black
    2000 Z-28

    How much weight did you save by going with the chrome moly version? What kind of difference did you notice when you installed it?

  4. #4
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    I used to have the Spohn tunnel mounted, didn't like all the noise that came with a tunnel mount version so I sold it and got a tranny mounted one. If you go tunnel mount definately get the drive shaft loop/long tubes version.

  5. #5
    Make real real sure Johns00Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Germantown, MD
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,404

    Black
    2000 Z-28

    Is the tunnel mounted one stronger? How loud was the noise? I'm wondering cause my car is a daily driver so I don't want it to be completely annoying.

  6. #6
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Is the tunnel mounted one stronger? How loud was the noise? I'm wondering cause my car is a daily driver so I don't want it to be completely annoying.
    Not necesarily stronger, just takes stress off the tailshaft of the tranny. Personally I think the floorboards are a lil flimsy for mounting the torque arm. As far as noise, if your six speed they clunk every time you shift. Also, my rear end has some gear whine which is amplified greatly by having the TA mounted right to the floor.

  7. #7
    Make real real sure Johns00Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Germantown, MD
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,404

    Black
    2000 Z-28

    I have an automatic but yeah I'm not interested in more obnoxious noises/gear whine. Thanks for your input.

  8. #8
    TunedByFrost supporter rel3rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD.
    Posts
    723

    Cranberry Red
    1971 Chevelle SS 402

    I had the chassis mount Spohn torque arm and actually removed it and sold it. The clunking was just too much for me....especially since the car didn't 60 foot any better with it, than it did with the stock one. Damn thing clunked when it shifted, clunked when you hit a bump, clunked whenever it darn well pleased...Felt like the floorpan was going to come up through the console on several occasions, which was very annoying IMO. I could hear gear whine through mine as well...Now that stock torque arm is back on, my rear is quiet.
    2002 Silverado Z71 ECSB HPTuners tuned by yours truly
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 6.0, 4L80E, Rear mount Turbo, etc...
    webpage: http://www.fquick.com/rel3rd/

  9. #9
    Member Jon7I2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    31
    Posts
    307

    Navy Blue Metallic
    99 Formula M6

    Y does that clunk happen? I have a UMI chassis mounted t/a right now and i notice clunk sometimes wen i drop it in reverse, but its not really annoying.

  10. #10
    TunedByFrost supporter rel3rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD.
    Posts
    723

    Cranberry Red
    1971 Chevelle SS 402

    No idea....Everyone seems to agree that it's just the nature of the beast.

  11. #11
    Make real real sure Johns00Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Germantown, MD
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,404

    Black
    2000 Z-28

    So pretty much a trans mounted TA is the way to go then it seems. Thanks for the help...glad I didn't buy it.

  12. #12
    That guy thearborbarber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SoDak
    Posts
    892

    White over Red
    1991 Suburban

    I use factory length edelbrock torque arm with umi's relocation bracket. It reduced my 60 foot time by about 1/10 a second. I don't have any clunking or additional road noise. I had a jegs tunnel mount and that didn't improve any performance on my car.

  13. #13
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by thearborbarber View Post
    I use factory length edelbrock torque arm with umi's relocation bracket. It reduced my 60 foot time by about 1/10 a second. I don't have any clunking or additional road noise. I had a jegs tunnel mount and that didn't improve any performance on my car.
    I find it hard to believe a torque arm swap took a tenth off your 60 foot.


  14. #14
    Make real real sure Johns00Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Germantown, MD
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,404

    Black
    2000 Z-28

    So what suspension mods can we do to reduce our 60 foot? I thought the stock TA was a piece of junk?

  15. #15
    TunedByFrost supporter rel3rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD.
    Posts
    723

    Cranberry Red
    1971 Chevelle SS 402

    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    So what suspension mods can we do to reduce our 60 foot? I thought the stock TA was a piece of junk?
    <<<---
    I got my best 60 foot (1.58) with the stocker. That's why it's back on...

  16. #16
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    So what suspension mods can we do to reduce our 60 foot? I thought the stock TA was a piece of junk?
    Shocks, lca relocation brackets maybe. Stock ta is junk in that it's flimsy and breaks easy.

  17. #17
    That guy thearborbarber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SoDak
    Posts
    892

    White over Red
    1991 Suburban

    I had a lot of tire spin with the jeg's torque arm regadless of how I launched. I don't have that problem now.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. For Sale: Spohn LCA & SLP lid
    By BDowning in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-24-2010, 04:39 AM
  2. ProStars, Spohn 25mm swaybar, SLP panhard, Spohn T
    By rel3rd in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-27-2008, 04:27 PM
  3. 10% off UMI & SPOHN
    By FRCBobby in forum Sales and Group Purchases from our Great Sponsors!
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-21-2007, 08:36 AM
  4. Spohn vs. BMR
    By jb'sWS6 in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-20-2006, 09:44 AM
  5. Spohn or BMR?
    By third_shift|studios in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-09-2006, 07:44 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •