Whose A Arms are these? - LS1TECH - Camaro and Firebird Forum Discussion



Suspension & Brakes Springs | Shocks | Handling | Rotors

Whose A Arms are these?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
TECH Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
SwampWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ballwin, MO
Posts: 1,037
Default Whose A Arms are these?

Basically I got these from a friend for about $100 and I sanded, painted replaced the joints on them. I didnt ask many questions because they were in bad shape when I received them and they were only $100.

Are these BMR, UMI, Spohn or any other company? Not sure what exactly I have here. I just knew this would complete the task of having a full suspension car!

Are there any pieces missing?


SwampWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (3)
 
hokeplaya05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: new hampshire
Posts: 639
Default

looks like BMR. I have the same ones, just the adjustable versions
hokeplaya05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 01:08 PM   #3
TECH Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
SwampWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ballwin, MO
Posts: 1,037
Default

They seem to be the single adjustable model. Is there any hardware that goes along with these?
SwampWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 06:22 PM   #4
TECH Apprentice
iTrader: (11)
 
charlie_gonzales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 366
Default

They don't appear to be UMI ( uppers or lowers )

Those uppers don't appear to be BMR either

Unless they are an old design that has been changed

Last edited by charlie_gonzales; 02-15-2017 at 06:28 PM.
charlie_gonzales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 06:31 PM   #5
TECH Apprentice
iTrader: (11)
 
charlie_gonzales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 366
Default

Uppers could be Spohn
Lowers could be BMR
charlie_gonzales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 07:14 PM   #6
TECH Resident
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 792
Default

Shock mounts on the lower arms look bent in that picture.
79_T/A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 08:09 AM   #7
TECH Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
SwampWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ballwin, MO
Posts: 1,037
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie_gonzales View Post
They don't appear to be UMI ( uppers or lowers )

Those uppers don't appear to be BMR either

Unless they are an old design that has been changed
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie_gonzales View Post
Uppers could be Spohn
Lowers could be BMR
I was wondering if they were mis-matched. I looked a Spohn and they seem to have a different angle on the lower A arms. But it could be an older version of Spohn as well. I'll compare some Google images and see what is what?

I was hoping a UMI or BMR rep could help me out. It looks like BMR AA032 kit. Maybe an older version of it....

Quote:
Originally Posted by 79_T/A View Post
Shock mounts on the lower arms look bent in that picture.
They look like they were made that way. Both have the same structure. Car came from an old guy who rarely drove it so if they are bent, they are equally bent.
SwampWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 08:56 AM   #8
TECH Junkie
iTrader: (40)
 
BMR Sales2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seffner, FL
Posts: 3,238
Default

The lowers look like they may be ours. The uppers however look a little different. If they are ours, the bushings in the lowers have been changed out. They do not look like the bushings we provide. The balljoint plate on our uppers extend around the end of the straight tube
BMR Sales2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 10:53 AM   #9
TECH Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
SwampWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ballwin, MO
Posts: 1,037
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMR Sales2 View Post
The lowers look like they may be ours. The uppers however look a little different. If they are ours, the bushings in the lowers have been changed out. They do not look like the bushings we provide. The balljoint plate on our uppers extend around the end of the straight tube
I changed the ball joints out. The original ones were trash. Had some new Moog ones pressed in....

So its safe to say the uppers arent yours. Thanks for reaching out!
SwampWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 11:23 AM   #10
LS1Tech Premium Sponsor
iTrader: (1)
 
MidwestChassis2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,061
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SwampWS6 View Post
I changed the ball joints out. The original ones were trash. Had some new Moog ones pressed in....

So its safe to say the uppers arent yours. Thanks for reaching out!
I believe they are talking about the poly bushings not the ball joints as the bushings in the bottom A-Arm look to be fairly ragged and need replaced.
MidwestChassis2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 07:33 PM   #11
TECH Regular
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Leesburg VA
Posts: 482
Default

Looks like the uppers are Global West. Lowers look like BMR.
ssjason232 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 07:38 AM   #12
LS1Tech Premium Sponsor
iTrader: (77)
 
UMI Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Philipsburg, Pa
Posts: 5,426
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssjason232 View Post
Looks like the uppers are Global West. Lowers look like BMR.
I'm not a BMR employee but I know my competitors part pretty well I am sure both of those are BMR a-arms, upper and lower.
UMI Performance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 08:48 AM   #13
TECH Junkie
iTrader: (40)
 
BMR Sales2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seffner, FL
Posts: 3,238
Default

They do look very similar, but our balljoint plate is slightly different. Unless these are a very early set



EDIT: Just had Brett take a look at these, he said they do look like an early set of our arms before the upper balljoint plate was revised.
BMR Sales2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
***SOLD***SS 10 Spoke 17x9 Rims ssgunny Parts Classifieds 13 06-11-2016 08:31 PM
New fogs... 98-02 Camaro cancam99ss Appearance & Detailing 20 04-08-2016 02:11 PM
6LE side splitters (4th gen) Swapper Parts Classifieds 4 03-24-2016 01:51 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: