UMI control arms

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UMI control arms

Postby astre75 » Wed Nov 22, 2023 12:30 pm

Has anyone been running the UMI rear control arms with the poly bushing on one end and the rod end on the other.I think I may have thrashed my upper bushings on my current stock control arms and you cant really find the upper bushings any more unless you get the energy suspension poly kit,,,not to mention they are kind of small and probably not strong enough for what I'm doing now on my car.Up graded 9 inch with 3.55 gears and bigger 15 inch tires,Hope to hear from some of you running these UMI arms TY Corey.
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Re: UMI control arms

Postby astre75 » Tue Jan 09, 2024 11:16 pm

I just got my rear control arm kit from summit,,,they look really nice,,,,I read some reviews on the summit site and the guys on there said they were happy with them,,,gonna head out to the garage soon and get them installed so I'm ready foe March when I will insure the car :D for the season.
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Re: UMI control arms

Postby dt_reeves@yahoo.com » Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:22 pm

Did you install 9" or was it there when you purchased car?
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Re: UMI control arms

Postby astre75 » Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:35 pm

No I had a truck housing shortened and bought Bear pro street axles and a strange nodular iron center section with 3.55 gears.I didn't want to worry about anything coming un glued back there when doing a burnout or some thing.I'am in the middle of installing the control arms right now and its going pretty good.Hey thanks for your interest in my post Corey.
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Re: UMI control arms

Postby dt_reeves@yahoo.com » Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:22 am

How did control arm install go?

I’m working on sprucing up front suspension right now. Except fo S10 spindles, the rest of components were factory original. Looks like even blown out shocks were the original. Using factory control arms but replacing everything else.

Once that is done, will be focusing on rear. Had S10 posi already but they didn’t align very well and needs redoing. Should be receiving bracket kit from Larry Ray in a day or so. I was curious how you positioned your brackets before you permanently attached.

I do have a 77 that may end up a parts car due to an interior leak that destroyed driver side sub frame. Has original suspension and planned on getting angles from that and getting horizontal position by putting rear end in place and tacking in.
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