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Old 06-21-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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I'm interested in getting a UMI K-Member. One of my motor mounts is cracked and it gives me a reason to get a better K-Member and mounts. But I've heard that using an aftermarket K-Member for daily driving will eventually crack it? Is that true? I don't understand how that could be, seeing that it is made to handle much more stress than the stock one! Does this also apply to aftermarket A-Arms? What are your experiences and thoughts?
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I've put about 4,000 miles on my tubular kmember and tubular lower control arms. No problems yet with setup you see in my sig.
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i havent seen anyone break one from daily driving with one yet....


my 3rdgen has one thats even less built then the UMI one.. daily driven for 2 years that way...
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I had both a profab and UMI Kmember. THe UMI piece is so much more heavier duty, I doubt you would have any problems in a DD situation.
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There's that new road race k-member that came up in a recent thread made by UMI. I'm guessing that thing will be structurally good enough for daily use
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There's that new road race k-member that came up in a recent thread made by UMI. I'm guessing that thing will be structurally good enough for daily use
yeah that's the one i'm thinking of getting. looks like a great piece!
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