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Which torque arm is best for me?

This is a discussion on Which torque arm is best for me? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I was thinking of getting the basic UMI adjustable one. http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=130 Would this one do any better of a job ...

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    Which torque arm is best for me?

    I was thinking of getting the basic UMI adjustable one.

    http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=130

    Would this one do any better of a job preventing a tail shaft from breaking? Or do you have to change the location of the mount to do that?

    I don't plan on drag racing so i don't care for one with the driveshaft loop.

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    when I last talked to UMI about this one they had stated this is mostly for cars that are lowered. That way you can keep the correct angle for the rear and drive shaft.

    This setup is what you kinda want if your wanting to take it off the tail of the tranny

    http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=212

    I'm looking at doing this also.

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    So non lower cars don't need adjustment? I figured it might.

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    I don't think so. I'm also thinking you may need the adjustment for a 9" or 12bolt rear. Again I'd check with UMI to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    when I last talked to UMI about this one they had stated this is mostly for cars that are lowered. That way you can keep the correct angle for the rear and drive shaft.

    This setup is what you kinda want if your wanting to take it off the tail of the tranny

    http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=212

    I'm looking at doing this also.

    ^^ That is more of a drag race set up and comes with a noise and harshness penalty. I have the UMI tunnel mount on our car and love it for what it does at the track. On the street it is not terrible, but you certainly know something is going on under the car on certain corners, at light cruise and when accelerating from a stop.

    Best bet for the OP would be a full length torque arm with the front mount relocated to the trans crossmember. This is the relocation bracket for the torque arm with a manual transmission (not sure what the OP has): UMI Torque Arm Bracket

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    Auto, and I would really like to get a better piece to transmit the TQ to the ground, whichever is most effective method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    ^^ That is more of a drag race set up and comes with a noise and harshness penalty. I have the UMI tunnel mount on our car and love it for what it does at the track. On the street it is not terrible, but you certainly know something is going on under the car on certain corners, at light cruise and when accelerating from a stop.

    Best bet for the OP would be a full length torque arm with the front mount relocated to the trans crossmember. This is the relocation bracket for the torque arm with a manual transmission (not sure what the OP has): UMI Torque Arm Bracket

    So this replaces the tranny cross member and relocates the TA to a different location correct? I ask because when I looked at this a few months ago it didn't seem that would work for my suspension plans. I may be doing a complete drag set up but I wanted it beefed up for the street anyways. Besides I'm still learning and have to wait to finish my upgrades till fall any ways. :Grrr:

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Auto, and I would really like to get a better piece to transmit the TQ to the ground, whichever is most effective method.

    Tunnel mount is all about putting it to the ground -- in a straight line. Couple that with LCA relocation brackets (even at stock ride height) for the best traction. This being said, I still think you are better off with a full length T/A if you are not going to run your car at the track.

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    If you are not going to drag race why are you worried about breaking the tailshaft? Not much of a concern for autos to begin with. Just get a full legnth, no relocation crossmember. They transmit noise just as the tunnel mounts do.

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    My friend already broke two tail shafts, so I doubt that. I have LCAs and relocation brackets btw, so I guess the only thing holding me back would be the torque arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    My friend already broke two tail shafts, so I doubt that.
    Please elaborate how this happened...........

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    They broke.

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    But no really, i told him I was worried about breaking one and he said he's already broken two with the stock tq arm, mild cam, pt 4000 and M/Ts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    But no really, i told him I was worried about breaking one and he said he's already broken two with the stock tq arm, mild cam, pt 4000 and M/Ts.
    This is how. I'm surprised the rear didn't let go first.

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    I have the same thing, which is the whole reason I'm asking for advice on torque arms.

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    Have you called UMI yet?

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    Supposed to snow this weekend, damn weather takes a toll on my mood. But yea I will eventually call them or BMR. I have a lot of UMI pieces though.

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