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Old 09-13-2011, 12:14 PM   #26
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:17 PM   #27
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Will these arms work with Drag wheels 16" or 17"???????????
I know they are going to be working this winter on a version made specifically to work with the 17" Weld Wheels. But these may work with the 17" Bogarts, I can't say for sure. I'm sure the experts will be along soon. 16's....I would guess not.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:20 PM   #28
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What is the benefit to an adjustable length rear lower control arm? I don't see how chopping a perfectly good LCA in the middle and putting in a twist point would be an advantage.
It's all about camber. The biggest issue with lowering these cars is rear camber adjustability. The inner bolt on the lower control arm is very limited in its adjustability. Lowering the car more than about 1.375" makes it not possible to get the rear camber back within OE specs. If the customer specifically wants to run lots of negative camber he is fine but doing so will cause excessive tire wear on regularly driven vehicles. To combat this issue we developed our standard Lower Control Arms (TCA028) which are pre-shortened to allow alignment specs within the OE range. This is fine for the majority of customers but since you are still bound by the OE camber bolt, it is still difficult to get camber outside of the OE range of adjustability. For OE height vehicles or vehicles that require aggressive negative camber, we developed the adjustable version of our control arms (TCA029). Our heavy duty 1.125" adjuster allows an inch of adjustment, more than enough to cover OE to 3"+ lowered vehicles.



We are getting close to production on these but may delay the release to revise the outer box slightly for even more wheel clearance. As more and more wheels become available for this application, we continue to "evolve" this product to accomodate as many combinations as possible.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #29
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Will these arms work with Drag wheels 16" or 17"???????????
Currently they do not. We have been doing testing with Welds' 17x10 drag wheels and are currently implementing a few changes that may make this combination compatible.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:01 AM   #30
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That's right everyone - here is the first sneak peak of an INSTALLED set of BMR's ALL NEW, NOT YET RELEASED Adjustable Control Arms. Quickly after installing these on a bunch of cars in the shop we discovered how essential they were and tossed a set on our shop car, which we found did not work. After quickly getting on the phone with BMR to discuss the options, these bad boys were created!!



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What problem do these control arms solve?
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #31
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What problem do these control arms solve?
The non adju arms are shorter and you cant run as much camber with them. These will give a very large amount of adjustment
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #32
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These adjustable lower control arms are all about giving you ample adjustment to be able to adjust your camber within a very large range. I just saw a couple revisions we made to give even more wheel clearance and I think everyone will really like them. There has been a ton of time in the development of these arms.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #33
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These adjustable lower control arms are all about giving you ample adjustment to be able to adjust your camber within a very large range. I just saw a couple revisions we made to give even more wheel clearance and I think everyone will really like them. There has been a ton of time in the development of these arms.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:57 PM   #34
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Nice!!

I didn't know that BMR had coil overs?
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:45 PM   #35
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Running 16" wheels and V6 brakes will these arms be able to be sectioned if need be?????


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These adjustable lower control arms are all about giving you ample adjustment to be able to adjust your camber within a very large range. I just saw a couple revisions we made to give even more wheel clearance and I think everyone will really like them. There has been a ton of time in the development of these arms.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:35 AM   #36
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Nice!!

I didn't know that BMR had coil overs?
We have been developing them for a bit now, so hopefully we will have something released pretty soon for all our Cmaro customers.

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Running 16" wheels and V6 brakes will these arms be able to be sectioned if need be?????
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Let me check with my R&D guys and I will let you know. I am pretty sure that with the revisions we are currently making the smallest wheel you will be able to fit the rear BMR lower control arms with are 17" but I will verify 100% for you.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #37
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Wheel backspacing will obviously play a major role in this. The 17" Weld has a lot of backspace and gets really close to the lower shock bushing and bolt. We clearanced our current design control arm to work with this wheel.... and its really close. Any more and the shock hole would have to be relocated upward or inward or possibly both. Neither of these is a good idea using the stock components as it will alter geometry, ride height, etc. That being said, we may eventually resurrect a past project that involved Strange double adjustable coil-overs, a new upper coil-over mount, and a lightweight tubular chrome moly lower control designed specifically for 16" wheels and V6 brakes. Since the current revision will work (once released) with the 17" Welds (and possibly Bogarts as well), this will address 90% of the drag racers out there. Unfortunately this makes the 16" "kit" not a high priority for now but check back periodically. The more requests we get, the higher up the list it goes.
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Thanks Brett for going the extra mile to answer my question!!!
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:15 AM   #39
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I have my rear XA Coilovers dropped to lowest setting and the front sits less than an inch higher. As a result the inner three inches on my rear tires are wearing unevenly. My alignment shop told me when I first lowered it in order to get back to zero camber I needed shorter LCA's. But since I want the ability to swap between 20" and 22" rear wheels I have built my suspension with all BMR spherical and adjustable rods arms links and sways. Now that I have finished my entire BMR Pro Bushing package I need the Adjustable LCA's to complete the rear suspension phase of my build.....



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Old 09-29-2011, 11:12 AM   #40
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I have my rear XA Coilovers dropped to lowest setting and the front sits less than an inch higher. As a result the inner three inches on my rear tires are wearing unevenly. My alignment shop told me when I first lowered it in order to get back to zero camber I needed shorter LCA's. But since I want the ability to swap between 20" and 22" rear wheels I have built my suspension with all BMR spherical and adjustable rods arms links and sways. Now that I have finished my entire BMR Pro Bushing package I need the Adjustable LCA's to complete the rear suspension phase of my build.....



Whats the latest on the release date?
We hand built the initial set to test clearances and to finalize the design. Now I am just waiting for samples of actual production pieces from the laser cutter. The wheel reliefs were fairly complicated and give the arm a very unique, stealth bomber, multi-angular look. Since this added more complication to the design and TIG welding requires such a precise fit, the "tweaking" is taking a little longer than normal. We should have some production samples next week to test fit and fixturing. As long as everything fits to our specifications, we could start the production run as early as the 3rd. I am thinking early to mid-October for the product release if there are no problems.
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Since the current revision will work (once released) with the 17" Welds (and possibly Bogarts as well), this will address 90% of the drag racers out there.
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As long as everything fits to our specifications, we could start the production run as early as the 3rd. I am thinking early to mid-October for the product release if there are no problems.
Hey BMR guy,
Any updates on the release date of these adjustable control arms? Prices yet? Will they definitely be compatible with the 17" Weld Wheels? Just curious....this may finally justify my purchase of the Welds....

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:31 AM   #44
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Any updates on the release date of these adjustable control arms? Prices yet? Will they definitely be compatible with the 17" Weld Wheels? Just curious....this may finally justify my purchase of the Welds....

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I just talked with Brett (BMR guy) and told me he just finished welding up the prototype that will work with the 17" wheels including the welds. They are going to be getting test fit and installed tomorrow and once they are approved we will order all the parts in and get started on them. Just to note these new arms WILL fit with 17" welds.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #45
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I just talked with Brett (BMR guy) and told me he just finished welding up the prototype that will work with the 17" wheels including the welds. They are going to be getting test fit and installed tomorrow and once they are approved we will order all the parts in and get started on them. Just to note these new arms WILL fit with 17" welds.
AWESOME!!!....Does that also mean with a "lowered" suspension too!?!?!? Maybe like just an inch or so!?!?
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #47
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AWESOME!!!....Does that also mean with a "lowered" suspension too!?!?!? Maybe like just an inch or so!?!?
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The TCA029 will work with a lowered vehicle, we had them on our car with a set coil-overs that were pretty low. We had the coil-overs set at about 2" lower than factor ride height and they cleared fine. You guys should be fine if you guys are lowered 1".
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The TCA029 will work with a lowered vehicle, we had them on our car with a set coil-overs that were pretty low. We had the coil-overs set at about 2" lower than factor ride height and they cleared fine. You guys should be fine if you guys are lowered 1".
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