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This is a discussion on The Torque Arm Question within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; in less than a month (if everything goes as planned) i will replace my 4l60e and my 10 bolt with ...

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    The Torque Arm Question

    in less than a month (if everything goes as planned) i will replace my 4l60e and my 10 bolt with a new performabuilt 4l60e stage 2 and a strange 12 bolt.i am also going to replaced the driveshaft with a spohn driveshaft.i figured while i'm in there i should replace (upgrade) the torque arm as well, question 1)which brand torque arm should i purchase 2)is it worth the $200 (at least) to get a new torque arm or would the factory one do fine and i should invest the money elsewhere?

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    if you plan on drag racing or autox, track day , i would replace it . adjustable one with a torque arm relocation tran,s mount . Bmr , spohn are good .

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    no autcross very limited dragstrip use, everyday cay for now,just thought while i'm under and it has to be taken out anyway why not upgrade.unless it is not worth the money. and i'm kinda confused on the whole fixed vs. adjustable thing, the advantage of a adjustable torque arm is???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    no autcross very limited dragstrip use, everyday cay for now,just thought while i'm under and it has to be taken out anyway why not upgrade.unless it is not worth the money. and i'm kinda confused on the whole fixed vs. adjustable thing, the advantage of a adjustable torque arm is???
    I have a Spohn Adjustable...Body Mounted with a Driveshaft Loop. Is beastly compared to the stocker...makes you wonder how the stocker survived normal driving conditions.

    When you lower your car, you need to adjust everything, torque arm included.

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    Whatever you decide to go with, just be sure that it does not mount to the transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Whatever you decide to go with, just be sure that it does not mount to the transmission.

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    the adj. is a great option when lowered like posted above. also they are good when adding more power to help HOOK up some.

    Let us know if you need any help on choosing one.

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    i like umi stuff and mark at ky speed can get you all done at a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    i like umi stuff and mark at ky speed can get you all done at a good price.

    +1 That's what I ordered and where I ordered from.

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    Mark, do y'all sell complete strange 12 bolt rear axles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Mark, do y'all sell complete strange 12 bolt rear axles?
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    yes we do. llet me know what all you are looking for and I will get you a deal.

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    OP, your aftermarket torque arm might rub on your tunnel just above the rearend. And, please do not get an edelbrock or slp. Not very good quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkSS98 View Post
    OP, your aftermarket torque arm might rub on your tunnel just above the rearend. And, please do not get an edelbrock or slp. Not very good quality.
    A few minutes with an Air Hammer solves that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksls1ta View Post
    yes we do. llet me know what all you are looking for and I will get you a deal.

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    will a stock torque arm bolt up to a strange 12 bolt? was told today that it probably would not.

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    not that i ever heard or read. that's what usually takes so long to do a rear swap. 2k + the additional accessories needed to make it work.

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    I raced for a while with the stock torque arm and I'm an M6. I'd say with your A4 it could wait if you need to use the money somewhere else. When you do get a new one I say go with the trans mounted. Body ones are noisy. As I said before I'm an M6 and now use a Spohn trans mounted. Whichever one you go with get the longer bolts to go with it.

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