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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 03:13 AM
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I must compliment BMR for these control arms. They are of exceptional quality in my opinion, and bolt up without ANY problems, and for $168 shipped, can't beat it. (and yes I got the stock length lowers )
Since it was raining today I didn't get much of a chance to try them out, but the rear end defiantly feels allot stiffer to me, and I would recommend these control arms to anyone.


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 05:50 AM
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How long did the install take?
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 08:29 AM
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When I did mine it took about 45 minutes or an hour, taking it easy. I already had the car up on stands for some other work so add in some time for that. They're very simple to install but as I recall there were a couple of tools I needed that the instructions didn't mention (like an extension since you get at one side of the top bolts through a hole in the frame).
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 02:08 PM
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The install took me roughly hour to an hour and a half. Could have been done quicker, but It took me a while to find some of the necessary tools, like a 1/2" 6" extension...

But if you go with the BMR control arms, and you decided to get the "Extended length" ones, make sure you replace both the upper AND lower at the same time or bad things will happen.


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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 02:17 PM
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did you use my tech tip?
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 01:12 PM
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I didn't replace any bushings when I did mine. Sorry. Anyway, I did mine a few months ago. I don't think the tip was posted then.
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 03:12 PM
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impala_1995_ss, what was your tip? Haha, I don't frequent the suspesnion forum very frequently. [img]smile.gif[/img] But Erik made mention of replacing some bushing's and I assume on the control arms, and no I didn't replace them or any other's, due to having a "rush" job put on the car due to having work the next day, along with the car scheduled to be put in the shop.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2002, 08:17 PM
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Please elaborate on " if you get the extended length ones make sure you replace both the upper AND lower at the same time or BAD things will happen" Like what?
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2002, 11:37 PM
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If you do extended lowers with stock length uppers (or, for some reason, stock length lowers with extended uppers) it'll throw your pinion angle WAAAAY off.

Expect, at minimum, horrible driveshaft vibrations. And longer term, you'll go thru U-joints like they are going outta style [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-15-2002, 01:21 PM
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does anyone know if it is possible to have the del a lum bushings from global west pressed into the BMR control arms? if so would it increase performance? inquiring minds want to know....
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