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post #1 of 11 Old 10-03-2005, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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can i run upper control arms with my torque arm?

i have the MM standard torque arm, panhard, and lower control arms. the thing is, i also like to drag race and i'd like to try some slicks soon. would putting the stock upper control arms on affect my handling?


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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo.

The torque arm provides a different arc for the rear end to follow. If you keep the upper control arms on the car, they will fight each other and some serious binding will occur.

You can drag with a torque arm on anyhow....


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I was going to say earlier, I honestly think the T/A would be even better for drag than the upper arms.

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thanks for the input. but the thing i'm concerned about is breaking/bending the torque arm. it is just the standard version, which according to their website is only good to 400 engine torque with 3.73 gears. i make 320 rwtq and use a 150 shot after 1st gear so i'm concerned what will happen with slicks. i also plan to ditch the nitrous for a blower soon.

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I'd imagine the launch be the hardest part. You dont spray off the line, so I'd think youd be fine.

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Should have went with Griggs severe duty twin tube torque arm from the start. I believe they're good for about 800lbs or so.

If you're already doing 320lbs of torque now and going to add a supercharger, you're going to end up spending the same money twice on a severe duty torque arm.

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Yeah, but he could hock the old one.
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i'm not very good at planning ahead. i guess i can sell the old one then buy a heavy duty or have someone beef it up

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If he's only using the N2O in second gear and up, shouldn't he be perfectly fine?
My first is 3.37 and second is 1.99. If my math is correct, 400lb-ft in first is the same as 677lb-ft in second. Am I overlooking something?

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By your mathematics he'd be pushing 677 when he hit the bottle...isn't that WAY past the range of the standard duty TA? Maybe your math should be 236 lb-ft in second?

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Having been there, done that single-beam, now twin beam (built my own, not Griggs)...

Put the Super-Duty one on there in the first place. If you break, its worthless. Also nothing holding your axle in place will cost $$$ as you pass over your rear suspension left in the road.

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