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Pro3i LCA's: How good are they? Street or Street/Race version?

I am in dire need of LCA's now and from what I heard, the Pro3i's are a darn good buy.

Which ones to buy for my daily driver: street or the street/strip/race version? The price difference is only 20 bucks so that doesn't matter. I don't want all that noise and rattles that people complain about from LCA's. I may visit the track once in a blue moon but not really ever.

Who has the best price? Stangnet partshopper is $150 and $170.

What is involved in the install?

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I have the Pro3i street/race versions with the spherical bearings. Those are the ones you want. Poly's can be noisy. Installing them isnt too bad. You'll need to jack the back up, put some jack stands on the frame near the torque boxes, just make sure to keep the out of the way of the lca's. Put a jack under the axle, take bolts off lower shocks and quads, disconnect brake/ABS cable bracket on LCA's, disconnect the sway bar, drop the jack and lower the axle, springs should damn near fall out. then you unbolt the two bolts that hold the lca on and their out. Depending on how wide your mufflers are, you might have to unhook the tailpipe section to get enough room to get to the forward bolts on the lca's.


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no tailpipes....side pipes

I didn't know I had to mess with the shocks and springs.
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I have the street\strip ones.They work great.No more noise than stock.And helps tighten up the rear.

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Don't know how much they actually helped, since I did just about everything in my sig about the same time. I do know that I shaved about a second off my 1/4 mile time and it runs like a rail around corners.

The noise was a b**** @ first, but wear and more grease quieted the noise.

BTW, vrtical's write up is the process in a nut shell. Just remember not to connect the shocks until you have both LCA's installed. Also, I don't know about your side exhaust, but I had to swing mine out of the way.

The partshopper was on backorder on one of my parts, can't remember which (took about 4 weeks to get it), but they are generally fairly punctual. Still can't beat the price or quality, though.
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Get them.
They removed the wiggle. The stock one's have huge rubber bushings on them and do not provide much lateral support.

The install is pretty easy, do not be concerned with the springs or shocks. You could get away with just disconnecting the lower shock bolts. The springs just "fall out' when you disconnect the LCA bolts and lower the jack.
The toughest part is lining the LCA holes back up on the rear bolt holes. You have to wiggle it around a little.

You should have 2 sets of jack stands. One set to support the frame and one to support the axle housing. Take a look at this link. It is for a spring install and it explains the LCA issues.
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great.....but I think you forgot to post the link
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oops....Damn mouse finger.
http://www.stangnet.com/tech/spring.html
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I have the street/strip Pro3i's. Haven't gotten them installed yet And mine only took 3 days to get to my door.
From what I've read, everyone is happy with all the Pro3i stuff! And you're supporting a good cause when you buy it
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Is stangnet the only place to get them? If not, where else? Ever since I got this roots blower, I can't get any traction. darn

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Is stangnet the only place to get them? If not, where else? Ever since I got this roots blower, I can't get any traction. darn
Check http://www.hotpart.com. I ordered the street/strip non-adustable LCA's last week and they were shipped this past Monday. $173.25 shipped From what I've read on here, this is the company that makes them for Pro3i.
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Are you running the 1/4 with your car?
If so, you may want to go with the adjustable model. It alows you to adjust your rear height in case you want to run big slicks and 15" rims. Just a thought.

I'll never run slicks so I went with the street/race.
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nope, my stang is my daily driven beast.

I hit the 1/4 just for fun maybe once a year.


ALSO.........are those HOTPARTS.com Pro3i's.......they don't say what brand they are.?????

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