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BLK50, great that you can get some runtime in during the winter when Texas heat doesn't kill power. Isn't it great that a (mostly) stock Mustang can run that big a MPH and hook pretty well on all-season tires? Absolutely the stuff our dreams were made of only 10 years ago. As a benchmark, I have a 2003 Mach 1 with no intake or exhaust mods but a lot of experimentation in the launch/shift points and minor effort put into the rear suspension. Real proud of my 12.50s/60s at 108, but you would drive away from it. It's swimming upstream to race you guys with it!

Your sub-1.90 60-ft impresses me most. Do those UMI arms remind you of a Southside bar updated to this century? If tires are next, a guy like you who knows what to do will really be embarrassing a lot of cars soon.

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They do help, but definitely do not stop tire hop. The biggest benefit I've noticed is how straight the car launches. With the stock, stamped steel LCA's, my car always fish tailed.

I was talking to some guys there after my runs and they said the whole car was raising on launch and looked really good. I don't have any video unfortunately.

They also need to be welded if you go to the track.
Howcome they have to be welded?

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They change something called the "instant center" in pitch and I suspect some like to weld them just to feel secure. They work somewhat like the Fox-era Southside bars.

Instant center is not the same as the mounting points, and the dream of changing it for the launch has been around a long time....ladder bars were one craze to deal with it.
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Do those UMI arms remind you of a Southside bar updated to this century?
They do work like liftbars driving the tires into the pavement. Very easy to install.

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I had my local muffler shop weld them for $30. Pretty good looking weld.
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I had my local muffler shop weld them for $30. Pretty good looking weld.
Nice.

I left those pig nuts off when I installed my brackets. Funny how Ford put them in a different place with each body change. Didn't pick up any vibration. Lost 5lbs unsprung weight.

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Nice.

I left those pig nuts off when I installed my brackets. Funny how Ford put them in a different place with each body change. Didn't pick up any vibration. Lost 5lbs unsprung weight.
Really? I wondered about taking those off or not. I have quite a bit of gear whine now with the urethane bushings and the 4.10's and thought taking those off would make it worse. I'll take them off the weekend and see.

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