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This is a discussion on Torque arm within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I take my mom out for her birthday this morning first time I have been able to bring her ...

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    Torque arm

    So I take my mom out for her birthday this morning first time I have been able to bring her for a ride in the TA and I hit a bump all of a sudden something is banging under my center con so I pull over look under the car, rock the tire and sure as shit my torque arm is not connected to the trans anymore. I don't know if it broke or the bolts just backed out. I did the clutch last year and now I wonder if me or my buddy torques them or just tightened them. I just hope it didn't break the tranny case. What do I do if it did????

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    If it broke the tailshaft then you'll need to replace it. Simple as that.

    While you're at it (provided you've got the $$$) replace that flimsy stamped POS TA and get an adjustable one, preferrably a body mount one so you don't break that new tailshaft again.

    BTW, just so you don't think I'm calling your Trans Am a "flimsy stamped POS" (hmmmm, now that I mention it...), "TA" is internet shorthand for Torque Arm.

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    Agree. It is best to get that off the back of your transmission anyway. Hopefully, you didn't do any damage to the tailstock, it's an easy swap if you did break it though.

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    Thanx guys.... And I would like to get a new TA I would prefer one that is body mounted maybe with a drive shaft loop...
    If I did break the tail stock what do I have to do to swap it out

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    i have my body mount adjustable ta with driveshaft safety loop and love it. just noisey thats all. tailshafts arent hard to replace

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    got under it today and it was the very top bolt that worked its way out and let the TA come out now to buy a new mount....do i need the lip facing towards or away from drive shaft????? i just hope the bracket that the mount sits in isnt damaged

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    You otta invest in a torque arm relocation kit to get it off the trans

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    You otta invest in a torque arm relocation kit to get it off the trans
    yup thank you!!!


    when it comes to T/As you really need to know what your goals for the car are.....if you are DD your car a lot.....you do not want a short arm T/A (aka body mount) they will transmit a good amount of road noise ........if you drag...then go get em tiger and run a short arm T/A ....i think a better choice for 75% of drivers is a long arm T/A with a relocation bracket ..mind you it will still be noisier than a trans mount...but it will be more tolerable. I personally am going to go with a short am ..but i am also going to fab up some type of rubber bushing to go in between the mount and the floorboard to absorb some of the noise/vibration

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