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This is a discussion on Torque Arm suggestions? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; There is really short, a little shorter than stock, and stock. The shorter a TA gets, the more it plants ...

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    There is really short, a little shorter than stock, and stock. The shorter a TA gets, the more it plants the rear tires on hard throttle.... but it also makes brake-hop worse, and you have to consider where they mount and all the loads involved.

    I run full-length arms, and if you want if off the transmission mount we use a relocation bracket that moves it to the tranny crossmember which in turn is mounted to a MUCH stronger part of the floorpan than the tunnel brace area. And you stay with a full length TA, which I prefer and there are plenty of folks pulling good 60's on full length versions. All of them are shown on my website under "suspension".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Also I have seen allot of threads over the years that the tunnel bolt holes get elongated as they are not designed to handle the power.

    So keep an eye on yours Luos as you do not want the TA to destroy your underside of your car.
    I don't see it being a problem with the HPM tunnel mounted T/A and 3 point UMI SFC's. Notice the 3 mounting points on the T/A brace.


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    niccce how long did it take for your umi 3 points to ship?

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    niccce how long did it take for your umi 3 points to ship?
    It took over 3 weeks. They should have them in stock now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I don't see it being a problem with the HPM tunnel mounted T/A and 3 point UMI SFC's. Notice the 3 mounting points on the T/A brace.
    That design does take some of the stresses off of the tunnel brace holes, but not all.

    Like Sam said it is a very weak section of the floor pan, as you will see if you are part of the install of your new parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post

    Anyway, I was pretty amazed to see that the transmission mounted bracket that holds the front stock torque arm bushing in was actually bent upwards and a good bit crooked.
    Mine actually is the same way. I only checked cus i floored it and heard a nice clunk. Got underneath the car and that SOB is pretty bent. I just had that mount replaced too when my trans was out. Any recommendation on how to keep this from happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    Mine actually is the same way. I only checked cus i floored it and heard a nice clunk. Got underneath the car and that SOB is pretty bent. I just had that mount replaced too when my trans was out. Any recommendation on how to keep this from happening?
    yes better t/a and a relocation bracket and non stock mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    That design does take some of the stresses off of the tunnel brace holes, but not all.

    Like Sam said it is a very weak section of the floor pan, as you will see if you are part of the install of your new parts.
    I already had just the HPM T/A installed on my 97 SS. I got into an accident and the T/A held it's ground. As we got to the last bolt taking the T/A off after the accident, the T/A popped as the body was under pressure.

    One thing that you all do not realize about the HPM T/A (and I forgot to mention) is that it has a total of 5 mounting points. One is directly in front of where the T/A and Brace mount together. The other is next to next to where the LCA bolt is. The original owners of HPM recommended that the T/A be welded in.

    The HPM T/A takes a lot of stress off of the tunnel brace holes. Yes, not all, but more than your typical tunnel mounted T/A's. Think about where the force is exerted the most.

    I already have the SFC's and T/A installed, and I can assure you that it is solid! It ain't goin anywhere!
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