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    Torque Arm Selection Help?

    I want an aftermarket torque arm that is stronger then stock (UMI most likely)
    But I am lowered on Strano's and about to get a Moser 9" Rear End. I already have the following.

    2001 SS
    6 Speed w/

    UMI LCA's
    LG Panhard Bar
    Strano Springs
    KYB AGX adjust. Shocks (Maybe getting Bilsteins for the rears)
    Founders Performance LCA reloc. brackets (will have different one's on the 9" rear end)

    So any recommendations on a good solid bar that will help with launching and with some pinion angle help? Is there a pre-angled Fixed Torque arm that requires no adjusting that would work??

    Thanks!

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    Tunnel mount -- but you will get some added noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Tunnel mount -- but you will get some added noise.

    PM link to item? Not sure what exact item your talking about.

    Are you just talking about a Tunnel Brace?

    Nvm, your talking about a Tunnel Brace mounted Torque Arm. I see.
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    Yes, get an adjustable one since you're lowered so you can properly set your pinion angle back to where it needs to be.

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    Cool, will do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    PM link to item? Not sure what exact item your talking about.

    Are you just talking about a Tunnel Brace?

    Nvm, your talking about a Tunnel Brace mounted Torque Arm. I see.





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    What Noise Issues are you referring to? I'd rather not have my trans be connected to a torque arm because of the pressure exerted on the tail shaft(Which is why I'd go with the above). Is there any noticeable difference in shifting with the torque arm not on the trans and is the Relocation bracket set up good for the street? (Not saying that I would need it for the street )

    I will be getting a PST drive shaft as well, so that is one thing that would need to be addressed as to a drive shaft loop.

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    Noise Jeff is referring to is because of the location of the tunnel mount. A lot more "road noise" gets transmitted into the cabin.

    It isn't all that bad.

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    Oh okay, just don't want banging noises or rattling etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Noise Jeff is referring to is because of the location of the tunnel mount. A lot more "road noise" gets transmitted into the cabin.

    It isn't all that bad.

    Exactly.


    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    Oh okay, just don't want banging noises or rattling etc.

    On ours, I will get just a bit of a thud from time to time. Usually, this occurs after accelerating from a stop while turning. Going down the highway, there is very little noise transmitted from the road and tires. Our Moser rear does have a bit of noise around 1,500 - 1,800 rpm under light cruise and I think the tunnel mount amplifies that resonance.

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    I hated my tunnel mounted torque arm so much I took it off and sold it within a week. Went back to a full length Spohn unit.

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    Changing the instant center with the tunnel brace mount will help with launching over a full length unit right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    Changing the instant center with the tunnel brace mount will help with launching over a full length unit right?
    Yes. A tunnel mount is more geared for track use as where a full-length is more geared towards street use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Yes. A tunnel mount is more geared for track use as where a full-length is more geared towards street use.

    Just a clarification -- track as in "drag strip", not the roundy round autocross stuff. Just pointing this out for anyone else who may read this thread.

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