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Evolution Torque Arm

Lakewood Industries displayed their suspension products at SEMA which included the Evolution TQ Arm that supposed to increase downforce on the rear tires.
1. Anyone have experience with a TQ Arm?
2. Did it improve straight line traction?
3. Would it work on a 6M DD?


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I have no experience with this torque arm, but I certainly recommend them after having a gobal west ''arm'' on my 1992 mustang. Traction is dramaticly improved from a standing start and the rear end dosnt squat on take off, it simply moves forward, almost looks like the rear end is lifting slightly. Best improvement for a mustang, imo.


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I have no experience with this torque arm, but I certainly recommend them after having a gobal west ''arm'' on my 1992 mustang. Traction is dramaticly improved from a standing start and the rear end dosnt squat on take off, it simply moves forward, almost looks like the rear end is lifting slightly. Best improvement for a mustang, imo.
What exactly is the "arm"? Is it the LCA? I looked on Global West and only found the LCAs.

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The torque arm attaches to diff. cover, runs along side the drive shaft up to an attachment point which could be the inner two seat belt bolts. Front pivot point allows the rear end to move freely, but improves traction greatly imo.

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What exactly is the "arm"? Is it the LCA? I looked on Global West and only found the LCAs.
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The torque arm attaches to diff. cover, runs along side the drive shaft up to an attachment point which could be the inner two seat belt bolts. Front pivot point allows the rear end to move freely, but improves traction greatly imo.

In a nutshell, yes. It can replace the upper control arm and improves leverage on the rear axle because it moves the pivot point up to the middle of the car instead of only 24" or so from the rear axle. Because it mounts solidly to the axle housing it completely eliminates windup and the resulting wheelhop.

For the S197 chassis I doubt it would provide as profound an effect as it does for the Fox and older chassis.
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Will it replace the loading and unloading clunk I get from the Steeda adjustable UCA and bracket? I also understand that the TQ arm may require some exhaust modification. If the TQ arm was quieter and improved traction and didn't require modification of my SW exhaust, I would do it. I will see what info the vendor can give me.

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I would bet the torque arm would be louder in that the pivot point is that much closer to the driver. Not worth it for a street car in my opinion.
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Will it replace the loading and unloading clunk I get from the Steeda adjustable UCA and bracket? I also understand that the TQ arm may require some exhaust modification. If the TQ arm was quieter and improved traction and didn't require modification of my SW exhaust, I would do it. I will see what info the vendor can give me.

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Thanks. Sorry for duplicate post

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Rick, there should not be any clunking when using our adjustable upper, you can reach me at [email protected] if you would like me to help you find out why you have the noise and what we can do to resolve that for you.

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