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This is a discussion on Remove Torque Arm within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just wondering what you guys think about removing the torque arm without a replacement....

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    Remove Torque Arm

    Just wondering what you guys think about removing the torque arm without a replacement.

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    Don't even try it... The rear will jump up and waist the underside of the car...

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    I figured there had to be a catch,
    some guy down here was swearing that it doesnt need a torque arm, that cars use to not have it, ect. ect. "weight reduction"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    I figured there had to be a catch,
    some guy down here was swearing that it doesnt need a torque arm, that cars use to not have it, ect. ect. "weight reduction"
    That's cause they had leaf springs to prevent the axle from wrapping and wheel hop (well they tried anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    I figured there had to be a catch,
    some guy down here was swearing that it doesnt need a torque arm, that cars use to not have it, ect. ect. "weight reduction"
    Thats why LS1.com exists
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    reminds me of mustang owners back in the day talking about taking off the front sway bar,the way they talked about it you'd think it would cut 2 seconds off you 1/4 mile time.

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    I took mine off too, but, I have the anti-roll bar in the rear.

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    I just took off my front sway bar, I still have the stock sway in the rear.
    Im about to put on the rear a set of 50/50 drag shocks.
    Anyone ever just remove the front springs completely?
    I am thinking of experimenting wit that just wondering if any of you guys have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    reminds me of mustang owners back in the day talking about taking off the front sway bar,the way they talked about it you'd think it would cut 2 seconds off you 1/4 mile time.
    its not just a mustang thing. it helps ever known RWD car/truck out there. it helps in weight transfer and can be said good for a few tenths off you ET




    torque arm is what keeps your rearend in place

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    I just took off my front sway bar, I still have the stock sway in the rear.
    Im about to put on the rear a set of 50/50 drag shocks.
    Anyone ever just remove the front springs completely?
    I am thinking of experimenting wit that just wondering if any of you guys have.
    Well... The front springs kinda holds the car up... Might want to keep them...
    Don't remove the rear sway bar either...

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    Damn so is there anything that I can remove? besides the front sway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Damn so is there anything that I can remove? besides the front sway?
    interior... Get a tube chassis

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    naw I still want to keep a full interior, just looking for some hidden things.
    I already know about a/c heat, I was trying to find some suspension parts or useless things that I can remove.

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    I found it hard to find a lot of weight reduction... Even the front inner bumper only weighed 18lb... But, it does add up. Maybe look how you can add some more HP !!!
    My car still weighs around 3600lb with me in it... I'm in the high 10's !!!

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    well im building a forged 383 which will be sprayed with too.
    im just looking for small things I can do in the meantime.

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