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This is a discussion on Torque arms what to choose? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I was just wondering what's the best torque arm. Mine just broke the tail off the tranny. I was looking ...

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    Torque arms what to choose?

    I was just wondering what's the best torque arm. Mine just broke the tail off the tranny. I was looking for something that goes good with SFC on a daily driver maybe a tunnel brace mounted one or just any suggestions what do you recommend and what brand?

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    I wouldn't go with a tunnel brace mount. They are a bit much for a DD. Get a new tranny mount with a relocation kit and pretty much any aftermarket torque arm will work well.

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    i went with a bmr non adjustable... it's been good so far... no problems with it... i snapped the stocker in half...

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    I saw one car that had the 3-point sfc and a tunnel mounted torque arm. why do you think its not very good for a DD I was thinking of getting a 402 short block to fix up and put in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITO View Post
    I saw one car that had the 3-point sfc and a tunnel mounted torque arm. why do you think its not very good for a DD I was thinking of getting a 402 short block to fix up and put in there.

    I asked this same question and was advised that it increases vibration and harshness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITO View Post
    I saw one car that had the 3-point sfc and a tunnel mounted torque arm. why do you think its not very good for a DD I was thinking of getting a 402 short block to fix up and put in there.
    That's exactly what I had. The link that the torque arm had connecting it to the brace used two bushings. This allowed full movement in the rear, but everytime you took off or stopped hard, it felt like someone hit the floor with a hammer.

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    Kinda the sound when the mount goes out? What if you get diff mounts? IS there a SFC Set up that can work with the torque arm relocation Bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITO View Post
    Kinda the sound when the mount goes out? What if you get diff mounts? IS there a SFC Set up that can work with the torque arm relocation Bracket?
    The ones I've seen all have the same mounts. It allows the front of the torque arem to "swing", instead of sliding in the mount like the stocker. And yeah, it sounds like a bad mount, or a loose control arm.
    As for a set up that does both...they all do. The transmission mount is what is changed for the relocation. You get a new tranny mount that has a bracket welded to the bar for the torque arm mount. What i did was install the 3 point SLP SFC's a relocation kit, and a tunnel brace with driveshaft loop. You can see in some of these pics.

    The patient is ready

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    Will it clear 3 inch x-pipes?

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    I have a Spohn Adjustable Tunnel Mounted Torque Arm with Driveshaft Loop. I put it on with I installed my 9" and did my H/C/I swap. I fought with it for almost an hour getting it on, and that was when it was on a lift

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITO View Post
    Will it clear 3 inch x-pipes?
    The relocation kit will not be an issue, but the center brace/loop probably will not work. The one I have clears my LM2, and is supposed to clear most long tubes. I'll find out if it does in a few months when my build is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I have a Spohn Adjustable Tunnel Mounted Torque Arm with Driveshaft Loop. I put it on with I installed my 9" and did my H/C/I swap. I fought with it for almost an hour getting it on, and that was when it was on a lift
    hows the ride? does it have alot of road noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    The relocation kit will not be an issue, but the center brace/loop probably will not work. The one I have clears my LM2, and is supposed to clear most long tubes. I'll find out if it does in a few months when my build is done.
    Alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITO View Post
    hows the ride? does it have alot of road noise?
    The Torque Arm really didn't change any of the ride quality, he 9" did though...4.10 Gearing. On top of it, it whines louder than the exhaust

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    what about when you floor it? I'm just trying to get whats best

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    What i did was install the 3 point SLP SFC's a relocation kit, and a tunnel brace with driveshaft loop. You can see in some of these pics.

    The patient is ready
    I run a similar set up. UMI 3 point SFCs, UMI torque arm relocation bracket, and tunnel brace w/ driveshaft loop. I run a Spohn torque arm. I love the set up, and would highly recommend using a relocation kit. BMR, and UMI are companies I know make them off hand. Be sure to be specific when ordering as the relocation kits are tranny specific. Also, you had expressed concern about a tunnel brace clearing your exhaust. Not sure how your X pipe is run, nor do I have experience with true duals. But this type of setup has had no problems with my LTs and 3" Y pipe

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    looked into it further. If you browse the TD sticky in the External Engine forum you'll see some pics of 3" X pipe and a tunnel brace

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportIntimidator View Post
    But this type of setup has had no problems with my LTs and 3" Y pipe
    That's good to know. I had to tweak my SLP Y so it wouldn't rattle, and I was afraid LT's would be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportIntimidator View Post
    I run a similar set up. UMI 3 point SFCs, UMI torque arm relocation bracket, and tunnel brace w/ driveshaft loop. I run a Spohn torque arm. I love the set up, and would highly recommend using a relocation kit. BMR, and UMI are companies I know make them off hand. Be sure to be specific when ordering as the relocation kits are tranny specific. Also, you had expressed concern about a tunnel brace clearing your exhaust. Not sure how your X pipe is run, nor do I have experience with true duals. But this type of setup has had no problems with my LTs and 3" Y pipe
    Do you have links to the parts?

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