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    Let me know if we can help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITO View Post
    hows the ride? does it have alot of road noise?
    I had a tunnel mounted TA, sold it after one week. I then purchased the Spohn adj tranny mounted TA. Tried it with the UMI relocation mount and it was just as noisy as the tunnel mounted TA. I just keep it mounted on the tranny now. Whichever one you get, get the longer bolts for it.
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    So why are these ta's noisy? I can understand a firmer ride just don't get what is there that makes noise.

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    when they are on the trans its all rubber mounts to keep it quite but when you tunal mount it you can here it tru the floor that you just bolted it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    when they are on the trans its all rubber mounts to keep it quite but when you tunal mount it you can here it tru the floor that you just bolted it to.
    Alright but you want to take the t/a off the tranny anyway, something I guess you have to live with.

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    I thought they had mounts that dampened the thumping. Well I was just thinking that the 3-point SFC would bolt on to the tunnel brace TqA and be sturdier. I'm still deciding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I had a tunnel mounted TA, sold it after one week. I then purchased the Spohn adj tranny mounted TA. Tried it with the UMI relocation mount and it was just as noisy as the tunnel mounted TA. I just keep it mounted on the tranny now. Whichever one you get, get the longer bolts for it.

    Can you describe the noise a bit? Was it constant, only on rough roads, under acceleration? I really want to get the torque arm off the trans, but I have no desire to make my car annoying to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Can you describe the noise a bit? Was it constant, only on rough roads, under acceleration? I really want to get the torque arm off the trans, but I have no desire to make my car annoying to drive.
    Why do you want it off the trans? Do you launch it at the track on slicks at 6,500 rpms? I do this with it on the trans, no problems. It makes all kinds of thuds and bumps (maybe a little less with an A4) and the gear whine from the rear end is amplified x 1,000. Basically makes the car sound like junk imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Why do you want it off the trans? Do you launch it at the track on slicks at 6,500 rpms? I do this with it on the trans, no problems. It makes all kinds of thuds and bumps (maybe a little less with an A4) and the gear whine from the rear end is amplified x 1,000. Basically makes the car sound like junk imo.

    I am upgrading the car for more track use and DR's are probably in the future. Nothing wrong with improving my setup even if I will never be lifting the front wheels in the air off the line. The stock torque arm and mount are easily upgradeable and taking the pressure off the rear of the transmission can not be a bad thing. I have already purchased tubular LCA's and a panhard bar, and the rear I just ordered has welded relocation brackets included. Our car scales at 3,565 lbs and actually hooked fairly well without these additional pieces. I simply have to balance the trade offs -- hence my inquiry.

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    Well I hope you like yours better than I liked mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Well I hope you like yours better than I liked mine.

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    That looks all business to me! Did you sell off your other setups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    That looks all business to me! Did you sell off your other setups?
    I sold the tunnel mounted TA, my relocation mount is collecting dust in the garage.




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    Thanks for the info and pics. I wish someone in my area was running this setup in an A4 car so I could go for a ride and see what it is like.

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    I hear it's better for an A4 so go for it. Do you have a track nearby? Gotta be someone running one there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I hear it's better for an A4 so go for it. Do you have a track nearby? Gotta be someone running one there.
    Nearest track is 2 hours away and they are all closed for the season now. Good idea though.

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    just ordered the UMI adjustable torque arm tunnel brace mounted for the kooks LTs.....i saw someone mention SFC's.....i have UMI 2 point's, they wont interfer correct?

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    2 points should not interfere with the torque arm.

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    Just ordered The relocation bracket. Couldn't afford the adj. T/A, Job is slow haha. I decided to get 3 point sfc and the T/A after I save some more money. Also thanks Mark. Kyspeed I like

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    Question control arm?

    mine keeps un bolting an ive use lock tight an everything its un bolting were it connects to the tranny the bushing an bolt fall off but the arm stays in place for a while then falls an sounds like there's a hammer beating on the bottom of my floor broad non stop

    what should i do or should i just get an new one aftermarket upgrade

    i was planing on getting sub frame connectors also what should i go with

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ss View Post
    mine keeps un bolting an ive use lock tight an everything its un bolting were it connects to the tranny the bushing an bolt fall off but the arm stays in place for a while then falls an sounds like there's a hammer beating on the bottom of my floor broad non stop

    what should i do or should i just get an new one aftermarket upgrade

    i was planing on getting sub frame connectors also what should i go with

    I don't remember the exact setup, but you could probably add a lock washer or switch over to a nylock nut on whichever bolts are coming loose. Should be able to find either to fit your setup in any good hardware or automotive store.

    As far as SFC's go, it depends on what you want to do with the car -- if your plans include autocrossing or drag racing, with a tunnel mount torque arm, you'll want a 3 point setup. Other than that, a 2 point SFC would be the way to go. Your next choice is bolt in or weld in. For ease of install, you can not beat the bolt in set up, which can also be welded should you choose to do so. In either case, you need the weight of the car on its suspension to properly install SFC's -- do not do it on a two post lift or with the car jacked up on one end. I personally went with UMI 2 point bolt in SFC's on our car. They fit up flush under the body and the whole install took just over 30 minutes.
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