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    Whats the best adjustable torque arm to buy

    I just got a 9 inch rear and now i want to change the torque arm and was wandering who made the best for the money.

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    You can go with a UMI adjustable unit. Depending on what you want, you can go with a tunnel mount or full-length. Full-length is geared towards street driven and a tunnel mount is geared towards the track.

    Either way, I'd suggest getting one that mounts off the tail-shaft of the tranny.

    What do you currently have on the car?

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    I have the factory one but was looking at the torque arms that relocate

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Either way, I'd suggest getting one that mounts off the tail-shaft of the tranny.
    Personally, I would recommend otherwise. Get that stress point off the transmission and onto the body of the car.
    UMI is my choice though. Tunnel braced.

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    Well most people on here use UMI products and are very happy with them.

    I run the BMR TrakPak adjustable torque arm set-up with my Moser 9" and I had issues with the cross-member brace which the front of the torque arm mounted to. It dipped down too low (designed that way for exhaust clearance) and it scrapped on the ground going up steep inclines and over speed bumps. I had a fabricated heat it up and bend it upwards for more clearance.

    I am lowered on Strano springs though, which is about a 1.2" drop.

    I'd wait to see what others say about the UMI relocation brackets for the torque arm. I've seen a few here that have them and they also scrap because they are lowered.

    If you are not lowered, you probably won't have an issue with any one you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Personally, I would recommend otherwise. Get that stress point off the transmission and onto the body of the car.
    UMI is my choice though. Tunnel braced.
    By off the transmission, that is what I meant "off" of it. Not off as in on it

    Re-reading it, I can see how it did sound like that though. My bad.

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    Mine had Strano springs and I never once touched that cross member....
    Differing driving style I imagine, but I would rather scrape once in a while over having the transmission tail taking on unneeded stress.
    Unless of course UMI changed the design from the one I had to the one you had....



    EDIT: Caught your last post. Yes, OFF OF the tranny is a good thing.

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    I run the BMR unit, which was a solid bar that ran from one sub-frame connector to the other, and welded to each. There was a dip in the bar where the exhaust ran through for clearance. Once I was lowered, that dip became an issue. Not sure how low the UMI one's hang. Just remember seeing a few here with them that scrapped. They could have been running another name brand spring that made them slammed lower than our set-ups.

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    I have the UMI tunnel mount for the track and it works great. However, on the street it transmits quite a bit of noise into the cabin by the way it is mounted. I also had an issue in that I could not use the upper mounting points with my PST driveshaft -- no clearance at all. As stated, for the street stick with a full length torque arm and get it "off" the transmission.

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    I have the UMI Tunnel Brace Mounted Torque Arm w/ DSL. I had the set up for the long tube headers, I was lowered with eibach pro kit and it scraped every where. I only had it on there for maybe 50 miles, I ordered the mount for the stock manifolds and it cleared my ORY without a problem.

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    im running the umi torque arm and relocation braket and love it. My exhaust is sitting right on it but it clears and im running ORX. No complaints here and i have mine lowered and so far no road noise and no dragging and my car has the RS package. UMI the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider095 View Post
    I just got a 9 inch rear and now i want to change the torque arm and was wandering who made the best for the money.
    Hey lowrider.

    Which 9" do you have?

    We have our Cyber Monday sale going on now. 15% off most items.

    And thanks for the UMI love, guys. Much appreciated.

    ramey

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    I have the moser 9 inch rear, does that make a difference , plus I have pacesetter long tubes and Texas speed carted y pipe with borla exhaust

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    Lowrider we are very simular.

    I'm running UMI TA Part # 2205 with a relocate kit (for manual transmission) Part # 2207.

    It is great for both track & street driving and will be able to handle the 9".


    It takes the TA off the tail cone while the relocate kit swaps out the stock cross member for the tranny to sit on and relocates the TA just aft of the cone.


    Here's some pics










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    No problems with Hotchkis 1" drop springs, Pacesetter LT's with TS& P ORY.

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    Hey Scott. Thanks for posting that good info up there ^.

    ramey

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    Op,


    Also here are a couple of vids to show how straight I launch out after installing the UMI stuff (Adjustable PHB/TA/LCA, TA relocate kit & TSB) I used to kick out a little to the right when I had stock suspension. Now it is straight as an arrow.









    this was on Nitto NT555's - I had some wheel spin in the box, I know DR's will fix that issue for next time.



    Ramey - no problem

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