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Old 06-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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I will be installing 4.10 gears this week. My car hooks really good now, but I'm afraid I will spin really bad when I get my gears. I don't want to lower my car, because I live on a dirt road and bottom out at times. Right now I'm running 285/40/18s on the back.
So my question is this, do I need to upgrade my rear suspension to help keep the rear tires planted? Since I'm not lowering I assume I can use a non-adjustable LCA. Are LCAs stand alone? Or do I need to do the uppers as well. Oh yeah, and what about spherical bushings?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Oh, and I don't really race, no twisties here either. I just want to be able to go fast in a straight line once in a while.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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I would definitely grab a set of LCAs. Non-adjustable poly's since you don't want to lower.

Just an example:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-lca-0514.html

When I first got my car I could wheelhop the hell out of it, so first thing I did was a set of BMR's.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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I would definitely grab a set of LCAs. Non-adjustable poly's since you don't want to lower.

Just an example:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-lca-0514.html

When I first got my car I could wheelhop the hell out of it, so first thing I did was a set of BMR's.
Thanks for the info. I was thinking about BBK
BBK 25215 Rear Lower Control Arm Kit for Ford Mustang GT : Amazon.com : Automotive BBK 25215 Rear Lower Control Arm Kit for Ford Mustang GT : Amazon.com : Automotive

If I order from Amazon I get free two day shipping and I can get them installed before the gears get here.
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Buy from AM bro! Same price and free shipping.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-lca-0513.html
Ask a rep on here if they still give discount coupons as well.
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Buy from AM bro! Same price and free shipping.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-lca-0513.html
Ask a rep on here if they still give discount coupons as well.
I know, I know...but still, free two day shipping. The gears are coming from AM if its any consolation.
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On AM's site it is free and says delivery by 6-19

Either way, can't complain about BBK!
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On AM's site it is free and says delivery by 6-19

Either way, can't complain about BBK!
Good to know that's a solid brand. I like the fact that you can grease them. I should have them installed ahead of the gears, or during the gear install. Either way, I'm excited to get it done.
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How much they charging you in labor on the gears?
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #10
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I'm not sure yet, they charge $75 an hour. Said they thought about four hours. Taking it to my GM dealer (flame on right). But it's the only shop around and I trust these guys implicitly. So I'm gonna guess around $300. They do great work there, give me a car to drive, and don't rake me over the coals. Last time I drove around in the new Corvette Grand Sport while I waited on my oil change.
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