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Old 11-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Talking A sneak peak at our newly designed BMR rear lower control arms!

The is our newly designed BMR non-adjustable lower control that will replace our current version and will take over as part number TCA028. These non-adjustable lower control arms will work with the 2010 to current Camaros and can be used with the earlier style rear sway bars or the FE4 style rear sway bars. Our current BMR adjustable lower control arms (TCA029) will see the same changes and keep the TCA029 part number. We are thinking that this change in design for our TCA028 and TCA029 BMR lower control arms will become active within the next 3-4 weeks. If you guys have any question or inquiries let me know.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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Why the design change?
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Why the design change?
To accomodate the newer FE4+ suspensions on the 2012+ camaros.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Powder coat those black and send em my way and I'll test fit and give a review.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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Are there big advantages in the extreme anti roll bar setup vs the new^^^^ 2012+ stock setup????
A little street, mostly drag racing
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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The way its notched will this fit a 15 inch wheel?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Not for 2010 or 2011's? Or would I need new sways and end links?
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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So on lowered car the adjustable could get camber back to 0 or a hair positive for drag racing launches?
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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Are there big advantages in the extreme anti roll bar setup vs the new^^^^ 2012+ stock setup????
A little street, mostly drag racing
The "Xtreme" anti-roll bar is more geared towards drag racing vs. the FE4 suspension. If you are more serious about drag racing, you'd probably be better off with the Xtreme.

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The way its notched will this fit a 15 inch wheel?
They will fit 17's, but not 15's. Need the BMR Drag Race Conversion for that.

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Not for 2010 or 2011's? Or would I need new sways and end links?
These will fit both styles of suspensions.

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So on lowered car the adjustable could get camber back to 0 or a hair positive for drag racing launches?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #10
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Blazzin you're a fountain of knowledge!! Lol
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Blazzin you're a fountain of knowledge!! Lol
Appreciate ya!! Bmr and weld need to put ya on the payroll!
Hahahaha!!! Thanks!!! If you only knew how close to reality that statement really was......!!!!! (Sorry, inside joke!!!).
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #12
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So on lowered car the adjustable could get camber back to 0 or a hair positive for drag racing launches?
Is your car lowered at all? Actually our non-adjustable lower control arms (TCA028) are a little shorter than the factory lower control arms so if you are lowered a little and looking to get to 0 camber or maybe even a little positive you could do it with our more affordable non-adjustable lower control arms (TCA028).

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Blazzin1 is definitely a good guy for us and we appreciate him choosing BMR for his suspension and chassis needs!
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:31 AM   #13
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so thats why none of my bolts fit on my 15" conversion.. may i make the suggestion that you fit everything with it painted, so we dont have to die grind everything..
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #14
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so thats why none of my bolts fit on my 15" conversion.. may i make the suggestion that you fit everything with it painted, so we dont have to die grind everything..
What parts did you have issues getting the bolts through?

All of our plates are CNC lasered so there shouldn't be any issues with bolt fitment. The only time we ever have had a bolt fitment issue with that kit is with the upper coil-over mount. Sometimes the welder will take it off the jig too soon and the sleeves that the bolts run through will tweak just a hair making it a little bit of a pain to get the bolt in. If you have any problems with any of our stuff all you have to do is give us a call and we would be more than happy to help you out. It is hard for us to fix an issue if we don't even know that a issue exist.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #15
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I had an issue with the exact piece you just mentioned. Was a real pita. Kit is great other than that and have no complaints otherwise.

let me clear up what i said.. my suspension fully consists of all BMR product and the upper coilover mount was the only piece I had problems with.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
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I had an issue with the exact piece you just mentioned. Was a real pita. Kit is great other than that and have no complaints otherwise.

let me clear up what i said.. my suspension fully consists of all BMR product and the upper coilover mount was the only piece I had problems with.
Alright I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't some crazy issue we didn't know about. I will make sure to go out and yell at my shop guys about it. If you ever run into an issue don't hesitate to call us because if it was too much of a pain I could have definitely sent you out another set of those coil-over mounts.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #17
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I'm getting my setup ready for Hoosier slicks on 17's.

Will I be good with MTCA030 for the LCA's?

I also plan on replacing my older TCA026 trailing arms with the TCA033.

I am lowered with BMR springs and have the sways via the HPP018 kit.

So, anything I'm missing or any other changes or improvements?

I'm not quite ready to go 15" wheels.

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I'm getting my setup ready for Hoosier slicks on 17's.

Will I be good with MTCA030 for the LCA's?

I also plan on replacing my older TCA026 trailing arms with the TCA033.

I am lowered with BMR springs and have the sways via the HPP018 kit.

So, anything I'm missing or any other changes or improvements?

I'm not quite ready to go 15" wheels.

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You can't run those lowering springs with the MTCA030's, you have to use the Strange Eng. Shocks/Springs provided in the DRP007 Kit. Also, "I think" you could probably use your existing BMR rear sway bar, but considering the racing you do....the XTreme Anti-Roll bar would be much more suited for this application. I bought the DRP007 kit, and I already had the XTreme Anti-Roll bar, and I plan on running 17's for now. It will certainly give those 17's plenty of clearance around the LCA's, especially since it was designed for 15's!!! Should work pretty awesome. And then, down the road, if I want to convert to 15's.....all I would need is the Brake Package.

If you wanted to stick with your current spring/shock set-up, these new LCA's they're making (see post #1) would work fine (even with the 17's). Since you have the older FE3 suspension, you can still use the "older" version of the LCA's too without any issues. This new version just allows use of the newer FE4 style sway bars.
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You can't run those lowering springs with the MTCA030's, you have to use the Strange Eng. Shocks/Springs provided in the DRP007 Kit. Also, "I think" you could probably use your existing BMR rear sway bar, but considering the racing you do....the XTreme Anti-Roll bar would be much more suited for this application. I bought the DRP007 kit, and I already had the XTreme Anti-Roll bar, and I plan on running 17's for now. It will certainly give those 17's plenty of clearance around the LCA's, especially since it was designed for 15's!!! Should work pretty awesome. And then, down the road, if I want to convert to 15's.....all I would need is the Brake Package.
Thanks for the info. I'm still researching and trying to keep costs down. I also want to keep the car setup so I can run the Texas Mile if I'm ever able to get there. So any suggestions welcome.

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Will these be made of chrome moly?
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Thanks for the info. I'm still researching and trying to keep costs down. I also want to keep the car setup so I can run the Texas Mile if I'm ever able to get there. So any suggestions welcome.

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I added this....after-the-fact:

If you wanted to stick with your current spring/shock set-up, these new LCA's they're making (see post #1) would work fine (even with the 17's). Since you have the older FE3 suspension, you can still use the "older" version of the LCA's too without any issues. This new version just allows use of the newer FE4 style sway bars.
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When I had my car aligned I have plenty of camber adjustment with my lowered stance(1.5+). Toe adjustment on the other hand is used up for the most part. I still have adjustment left but its like 75% used up right now. I have BMR trailing arms and toe rods, both nonadjustable.
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Thanks for the info. I'm still researching and trying to keep costs down. I also want to keep the car setup so I can run the Texas Mile if I'm ever able to get there. So any suggestions welcome.

Padre
Since you are only looking to run a 17" wheel on the back and you are lowered I would recommend running our BMR non-adjustable lower control arms (TCA028). These non adjustable lower control arms will allow you to run the sway bar you already have and will work well with you being on a budget. With these you will need to run adjustable toe rods (TR003 or TR004) so you can get the adjustment needed to get the desired alignment specs but this combination will allow you to get right at 0 camber which will be ideal for drag racing.

Shoot me a PM or e-mail Padre and I will see what I can do for you so we can get some more BMR parts added to the car.

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Will these be made of chrome moly?
These newly designed arms will be made out of mild steel just like our current ones are. The only lower control arm will build that are chrome moly are our MTCA030 which are more race oriented and are what we include in our BMR drag race suspension package that are used when guys are looking to run a 15" rear wheel.
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Are there any handling benefits these give when upgrading from FE3 LCAs?
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Funny how this statement worked out in hind sight.....
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