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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010 Thread Starter
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Install UCA Bracket

I changed my upper control arm bracket yesterday, and all I can say is what a pain in the @%%!!! I was considering buying a car lift before, but it has moved way up on the list of priorities. The job itself isn't difficult, having a lift would have cut down on the time considerably. I am glad I got it done, that little rattle from the old one is finally gone.

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I have a scissors lift that gets the car 52 inches off the ground. I could not have done half of what I have done to the car without it. I even use it when I wax my car. Get it off the gound and even with me so I can do the doors and lower parts without bending down...LOL.. I had to move the gas tanks on my car when I put the upper CA bracket on my car. I know what your talking about. GA

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Not a lot of fun laying on your back to change it out like I did.

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How would you rate it compared to installing long tubes? I just installed Kooks 1 3/4" lt's and their 3" catted h mid-pipe. Working on my back with only 15" clearance.

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With a lift it wasn't that bad.. just make sure your tank is almost empty.

We had to drop mine 2-3 inches to switch it out and a full tank a fuel is pretty heavy for one person (me) to hold for 10+ minutes while your buddies contemplate how the bracket is going to go in. (note to self, get smarter buddies )

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I did the Steeda UCA with heavy duty mount, twice and it is a Royal pain! had to drop the gas tank and crimp the edges to get the UCA to fit. Worth the hassle though, car puts power down very well, you especially notice this upgrade when going over uneven surfaces and turns under hard throttle.

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