Results 1 to 12 of 12

UMI stuff installed...here's what I think

This is a discussion on UMI stuff installed...here's what I think within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I just got done putting the bolt-in rear LCA relocation brackets on. I'm kind of upset with UMI. The lower ...

  1. #1
    USMC Y2K_CAMARO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rocky Point, NC
    Posts
    1,399

    Silver
    2000 Camaro Z28

    UMI stuff installed...here's what I think

    I just got done putting the bolt-in rear LCA relocation brackets on. I'm kind of upset with UMI. The lower bolt on the drivers side snapped in half, thats right snapped in half when I tried to torque it! Then the lower bolt on the passenger side had the threads on the nut strip out so I had to use a cutting wheel to get it off. Makes me wonder about the UMI stuff that I just put on my car. Hope it holds up better than the bolts did. I know there good but I'm still a little upset that I had to go out and by more hardware to finish bolting it all up. It's not like it was expensive or anything but still.

    But other than that I'm happy with the way the rear LCA brackets and bolt-in SFC's fit. Looks great under there. Doesn't hang low or anything

  2. #2
    expensive tires az gt eater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    phoenix
    Posts
    1,951

    white
    04 2500 4x4 crew cab

    that sounds like a pita. glad youre happy in the end.

  3. #3
    USMC Y2K_CAMARO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rocky Point, NC
    Posts
    1,399

    Silver
    2000 Camaro Z28

    Yea, the SFC's wernt bad the the rear LCA brackets kind of were, lol

  4. #4
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    The One UMI piece I ever bought fit like poo. (torque arm relocation crossmember) sticking with Spohn.

  5. #5
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Never had a problem with UMI.
    Ryan has always been great and they back their stuff.

    If there is a problem, they fix it. Normally stronger as well...since if you broke the piece it wasn't strong enough. lol
    Friend busted a torque arm and they fixed it and re-enforced it. Bastard ain't breaking again.

  6. #6
    USMC Y2K_CAMARO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rocky Point, NC
    Posts
    1,399

    Silver
    2000 Camaro Z28

    Well its not like it was a big screw up. I just replaced them with some stronger bolts until I get the welded. I'm going to stick with UMI for all my suspension mods

  7. #7
    Super Moderator
    pajeff02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mansfield, PA
    Posts
    21,576

    Black & Blue
    '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban

    All UMI on our car -- great fit and well constructed. +1 on Ryan, he really helped me get acclimated to F-body suspension mods after we first purchased our car.

  8. #8
    USMC Y2K_CAMARO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rocky Point, NC
    Posts
    1,399

    Silver
    2000 Camaro Z28

    ^^Thats good to hear. I've always heard UMI was good, but like I said those couple of bolts I got SUCKED!

  9. #9
    Member RedSmokey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    CA (sacramento)
    Posts
    226

    Black
    F250

    Sucks about the bolts. In the past 2 weeks I just put on UMI sub frame connectors, bolt in LCA relocation brackets, and adjustable LCAs... No problems with any of them and love the way they look. Car feels MUCH better and stiffer.

  10. #10
    USMC Y2K_CAMARO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rocky Point, NC
    Posts
    1,399

    Silver
    2000 Camaro Z28

    Yea mine does feel stiffer too and I cant complain about the way they fit. I'm not really hearing anything about other people having issues with the bolts. Maybe it was just my luck

  11. #11
    Rockin the Ruckus! 02Sweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Line Lexington, PA
    Posts
    2,670

    NBM
    2002 z28 camaro

    +1 for UMI
    I have all UMI upgrades
    LCA + Relo bracket
    PHB
    3 point SFC
    adj torque arm and relo bracket

    Never had a problem with any of it. And they are very quick to answer my emails when I have a stupid question.

  12. #12
    Hello,

    I am sorry to hear you had trouble with the bolts. Unfortunately we do not manufacture the bolts but we do supply grade 10.9 metric bolts with the relocation brackets, which are equal to factory and equal to a grade 8 bolt. The relocation brackets are supplied with 12mm 10.9 bolts for the control arms but we also give you lower grade 7/16" bolts used for the crush spacer only (no load). Did the bolts get used in the correct locations? Just want to double check.. those 7/16" bolts would snap if torqued to a 10.9 12mm spec.

    Thanks!
    Ryan

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Installed Cam
    By oharam in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-31-2011, 04:50 PM
  2. o2 Sims installed bad stuff insued
    By 95camaroZNC in forum General Help
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-03-2010, 12:43 AM
  3. FS: Z06 Rims, Suspension stuff, apperance stuff
    By uLs1a in forum Western Members
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 11:12 AM
  4. 4.10's installed
    By karpetcm in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 09:36 PM
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-10-2005, 12:47 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •