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    what kind of torque arm?

    i wanted to get a torque arm but i want to know what i should get. there is one that relocates the front mount, which is supposed to eliminate tailshaft stress. and then i was looking at one that uses the original mounting points. which one is better?

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    i also plan on replacing the rear end in the future and dont want to have to buy another torque arm to fit that.

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    My UMI tunnel braced torque arm fit both my stock rearend and my Moser 9".

    Which one to get??? Depends on what you want.
    The tunnel braced one will be a little better on your tranny, but will create more in-cab noise.

    Huge power in the future? Slicks? Running drag or road course?
    All of these come into play. And I really don't know the best answer.
    Ryan at UMI helped me a ton in picking mine out. Call a sponsor or a suspension shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    My UMI tunnel braced torque arm fit both my stock rearend and my Moser 9".

    Which one to get??? Depends on what you want.
    The tunnel braced one will be a little better on your tranny, but will create more in-cab noise.

    Huge power in the future? Slicks? Running drag or road course?
    All of these come into play. And I really don't know the best answer.
    Ryan at UMI helped me a ton in picking mine out. Call a sponsor or a suspension shop.
    will the torque arm or a drive shaft loop get in the way if i ever upgrade my exhaust?

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    Can't fit duals through the tunnel braced torque arm. At least not mandrel bent duals.

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    i got the BMR trak PAK, but you will need subframes to mount it. its great and i love it so far.




    Eliminate traction problems with the BMR Trak Pakę. This design eliminates the transmission tailshaft stress by relocating the torque arm front mount. Shorter torque arm design moves the "instant center" rearward for improved weight transfer on acceleration. This kit consists of the adjustable torque-arm, a universal crossbrace, mounting hardware, and an anglefinder for adjusting pinion angle. Rear end mounting plates are made from strong, laser cut 3/8 " cold rolled steel. Equipped with a rear adjuster to allow on-car pinion angle adjustments up to 6 degrees for dragstrip tuning and a polyurethane front mount. Torque arm is made from 1.25" x .120" DOM tubing while crossbrace is made from 1-5/8" x .120" DOM tubing. Crossbrace requires welding and professional installation. Available in Black Hammertone or red powdercoat.
    NOTE: Will not work with "diamond style" subframe connectors. Use of this product will produce additional road noise and is recommended for the serious enthusiast only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    i got the BMR trak PAK, but you will need subframes to mount it. its great and i love it so far.
    i was lookin at that setup too. they mount up to the sfc's? boxed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semperfiws6 View Post
    i was lookin at that setup too. they mount up to the sfc's? boxed?

    yup, or tubular which i have, but your going to sacrafice clearance for sure

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    I am gonna go with an adjustable that hooks to the tranny cause I cant deal w/ the road noise

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    Hands down Spohn torque arm.........just my 2 cents

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    I have the trans mounted UMI one:


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    My UMI tunnel braced...

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    That looks quality there ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREAKxNECKxSPEED View Post
    That looks quality there ^
    Solid piece.
    And I know for a fact they back their products 100%.

    Also...that pic was with the 10 bolt back there.
    Same torque arm is still in the car....with the Moser 9".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Can't fit duals through the tunnel braced torque arm. At least not mandrel bent duals.
    Almost everyone I know with a TH400 uses a tunnel mounted torque arm and true duals.

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    Just what I was told.
    Really had to squeeze the 3" pipe through there on mine.

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    Mr. Luos-your car is awsome!(even underneath)

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