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What are the thoughts on the BMR A -arm brace? Any reviews?

Looking through BMR's offerings, I see an A-arm brace. I'm not familiar with these and was wondering if anyone is running them and if they have noticed any benefit?



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I am surprised that no one has chimed in.

I have got thousands of these on the road.

That said, the difference is not going to be something that is noticeable each and every time that you hop into the vehicle.

These braces are designed to add stability to the K-Member / A-Arm system. Something that is very common, especially on the PRE 2008 S197 Mustangs...is change of alignment after hard abuse. There is an extreme amount of force placed on the rear legs of the K-Member, OEM and the BMR/Aftermarket pieces. This force can play a toll on the rigidity of that area, and can actually tweak the distance between the inner a-arm mounts....causing alingment variations. Caster, camber, and toe.

It is a good piece to have for $70.

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I am surprised that no one has chimed in.

I have got thousands of these on the road.

That said, the difference is not going to be something that is noticeable each and every time that you hop into the vehicle.

These braces are designed to add stability to the K-Member / A-Arm system. Something that is very common, especially on the PRE 2008 S197 Mustangs...is change of alignment after hard abuse. There is an extreme amount of force placed on the rear legs of the K-Member, OEM and the BMR/Aftermarket pieces. This force can play a toll on the rigidity of that area, and can actually tweak the distance between the inner a-arm mounts....causing alingment variations. Caster, camber, and toe.

It is a good piece to have for $70.

Hope that helpe!
Is this Kelly?

Thanks for the no BS, straight up answer. At $70, you really cant go wrong. Its just that I hadnt seen this suspension mod previously and was curious about it.

Hey, I have another question, I have a mish-mash of suspension parts on my car and am thinking of replacing some of them with BMR stuff. Im sort of kicking myself for missing the 15% Christmas sale and last month's 10%. Are you able to say if BMR is getting ready to have another sale in the near future?

Im definitely looking to get LCA relocation brackets, the panhard brace, and the A-arm brace. Im also thinking of replacing my current panhard bar & LCAs.

Thanks again.

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Matt HONEYCUTT Tune, Lethal Off-Road X, GT500 axlebacks, J&M LCAs, UPR UCA, Whiteline LCA relocation brackets, Eibach Pro-Kit Springs, Koni STR.T shocks/struts, GT500 strut mounts, SR Strut Tower Brace

Best 1/4 E/T (05/18/14 MIR - no tune, X-pipe, or UCA): 12.920 @ 109.40 mph (2.059 60ft)
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Kelly does that z brace that connects the k member to the radiator support come on the pre 2011 cars?

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Is this Kelly?

Thanks for the no BS, straight up answer. At $70, you really cant go wrong. Its just that I hadnt seen this suspension mod previously and was curious about it.

Hey, I have another question, I have a mish-mash of suspension parts on my car and am thinking of replacing some of them with BMR stuff. Im sort of kicking myself for missing the 15% Christmas sale and last month's 10%. Are you able to say if BMR is getting ready to have another sale in the near future?

Im definitely looking to get LCA relocation brackets, the panhard brace, and the A-arm brace. Im also thinking of replacing my current panhard bar & LCAs.

Thanks again.
No problem! Anytime!

As for the sales, it's going to be quite a long time before we have another one.

THAT said, our price changes are usually in late May, early June. That price change, combined with us about to release a new set of LCAs.....you are going to want to see this! I don't want to give anything away, but, you will be absolutely amazed at the price you will be able to pick up some BMR LCA/Relos - come about 2 months....

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Kelly does that z brace that connects the k member to the radiator support come on the pre 2011 cars?
It does not. That Z Brace is there to support the "belly pan" / shield, whatever you would like to call it.

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I had one of these on my last mustang. It was great I highly recommend it! BMR makes amazing quality parts.

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No problem! Anytime!

As for the sales, it's going to be quite a long time before we have another one.

THAT said, our price changes are usually in late May, early June. That price change, combined with us about to release a new set of LCAs.....you are going to want to see this! I don't want to give anything away, but, you will be absolutely amazed at the price you will be able to pick up some BMR LCA/Relos - come about 2 months....
Thank you, that sounds fantastic.

2011 Mustang GT M6 3.31s

Matt HONEYCUTT Tune, Lethal Off-Road X, GT500 axlebacks, J&M LCAs, UPR UCA, Whiteline LCA relocation brackets, Eibach Pro-Kit Springs, Koni STR.T shocks/struts, GT500 strut mounts, SR Strut Tower Brace

Best 1/4 E/T (05/18/14 MIR - no tune, X-pipe, or UCA): 12.920 @ 109.40 mph (2.059 60ft)
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I also had one on my 07 does make a difference.


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