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Old 12-26-2007, 04:16 PM   #41
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Any news for the 3rd gen crowd Eric? How is the tranny x-member coming? If you had time working on it of course.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #42
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still have that in the works... trying to find a descent 3 gen car around here...
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still have that in the works... trying to find a descent 3 gen car around here...
too bad you are in illinois,i have a couple of third gen bodies.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:01 PM   #44
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well i got the housing/torque arm/trans x-member/LCA's & panhard bolted in the car tonight. still waiting on my shim kit to finish the chunk but it will all be in by next weekend

eric, everything seems to fit rather nicely. so far i'm really pleased
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Nice. You'll be hearing from me in the next few months.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:02 PM   #46
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well i got the housing/torque arm/trans x-member/LCA's & panhard bolted in the car tonight. still waiting on my shim kit to finish the chunk but it will all be in by next weekend

eric, everything seems to fit rather nicely. so far i'm really pleased
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:13 AM   #47
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You all will be hearing from me around tax return time

Oh, and LCAs and Panhard rod are extra correct? I've already got some so I don't need those. Is the LCA hole in the same location as stock or will I have to readjust the LCAs to get the rear centered again.

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:30 AM   #48
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I cant wait to give you a call! Gonna be a couple months until ye ol taxes come back though...
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man, these are so badass! I contacted him about them a few months ago, but didnt have the cash! Looks to me that there are many happy with them! Cant beat the price either. Hope I have enough left after taxes to perhaps snag one of these bad boys! Getting a cam, and want sticky tires on the M6. Need a rear
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Getting a cam, and want sticky tires on the M6. Need a rear

^^^^ you got that right....lol!

save those pennies...
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:22 PM   #51
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Nice setup. Might have to look into this when I get the extra $ to minitub
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:16 PM   #52
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This looks like a great set up. Its nice that you have so many options with the rearend. What are the benefits over a traditional 9" with a bolt in torque arm and crossmember compared to this type of set-up?

I also noticed that this torque arm is still "full length" compared where as some of the "race" ones are a little shorter... what effect on launching does that have?
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well... theres several benefits. long or short arms, 3 or 4 channel abs, lots lighter, stronger, sway bar brackets, drain plug, and 4 hole relocator brackets are all standard features at no extra cost.
another big benefit... no tunnel clearance issues. a standard 9 inch with a traditional mounted arm is gonna hit the tunnel due to its mounting points being relocated forward and to the drivers side. a 9 inch cannot physically have the two mounting bolts in the stock location... the rear one would have to go through the pinion support.
biggest benefit... cost efficency. i have a complete package available at the same cost as a standard 9 inch, and much less than the M9.

there are options on the torque arms, also. a tunnel mounted version(even with true duals) and a transmission crossmember mounted one. the longer arms tend to work better with the higher powered cars to keep the nose of the car down compared to the shorter ones. my torque arm mounts to a 4 hole vertical adjustable pivot link which also aids in chassis tuning. the pivot link is available in solid or poly mount at the crossmember. solid for the race use, poly for noise reduction on the street. all torque arms use a teflon lined aircraft grade heim joint in the front of the arm to let the rearend articulate and not bind in any point of travel.
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Oh, and LCAs and Panhard rod are extra correct? I've already got some so I don't need those. Is the LCA hole in the same location as stock or will I have to readjust the LCAs to get the rear centered again.
yea... unfortunately they are not included in the package. i do offer them at a discount when purchased with a rearend package. same as a driveshaft, brake package, race anti-sway, etc. the more you buy, the better it gets.
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Third gen crossmember update?
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OK I am collecting funds to order mine! A few questions:

1. Does the shorter torque arm create any more noise or worse ride than the longer one?

2. I am looking at getting a 4.30 gear / posi with 4 ch setup to bolt into a stock type suspension car. (havent decided on the torque arm yet). This would be 2600 shipped correct?

3. How much more to add the driveshaft into the package?

Thanks, and I will be calling to order mine in a couple of weeks!
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OK I am collecting funds to order mine! A few questions:

1. Does the shorter torque arm create any more noise or worse ride than the longer one?

2. I am looking at getting a 4.30 gear / posi with 4 ch setup to bolt into a stock type suspension car. (havent decided on the torque arm yet). This would be 2600 shipped correct?

3. How much more to add the driveshaft into the package?

Thanks, and I will be calling to order mine in a couple of weeks!
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a shorter arm should not affect the ride or create any more noise than the long one does. some people will say that the shorter arms transmit any noise created by the rearend into the cabin moreso than the long ones. they are both mounted in the same manner at the front of the arm, just different crossmembers.

4 channel abs will add 100.00 to the price of the axles for Moser to machine and install adapters for your existing reluctor wheels. they remove from the stock axles and easily press onto the new ones before the bearings get pressed on.

a strange 3 inch chromemoly complete shaft w/ 1350's is 275.00 with the order of a rearend.
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i cant wait to get my final quote and order this thing!
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