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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:09 pm 
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Hello Members,

UMI Performance is now offering our adjustable upper arms for the A-Body 10/12-Bolt to G-Body swap. Please see in the link below, we also have a non-adjustable version coming soon and complete swap kits with lowers.

If you have any questions please ask. Thank you!
Ryan

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:54 pm 
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Pm sent to you Ryan

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:12 pm 
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What is the usable length adjustment range (center to center) from shortest to longest for those bars?

What length are they set at as delivered (again center to center)?

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:53 pm 
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Ryan i am ready to order these now tonight. I sent you a pm

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:38 am 
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Eric, PM replied! I am ready when you are

Todd- I will have to check it out and get you the exact measurements. When shipped we pre-set them to the what we call "factory length" basically this is the length they would be if they where non adjustable.


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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:45 pm 
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Hey Ryan, i just recieved the upper and lower control arms and they look great. i can't wait to install all of these parts i got in my garage this weekend. I'll post some vids of my car launching on the new control arms soon.

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:29 pm 
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i recently bought a 1980 malibu, it has a pair of after market upper, and lower control arms they arent adjustable, my problem is i want to get a pair of adjustable uppers but im not sure how to tell if i have a 12 bolt from an A body, or if its from a G body how can i tell which control arms in need, my next question i want the car to launch straight and hard, if i get an anti-roll bar do i still need a rear sway bar? and my last question which front shocks have you got the best feed back on, im building this on a very tight buget, will the single adjustable work fine for a car that goes to the track once or twice every three months or should i buy a pair of double adjustable shocks, i have a set of qa1 single adjustables for the rear im taking off my chevy nova, there the same part number, will they work ok for the rear.


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:33 pm 
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A chevy406 first G-bodies didn't come with 12 bolts. So, it's safe to say that it is probably from an A body. I have one waiting to go in my monte. I am running a single adjustable shock for the front and rear and they work great for me. I know what it is like to be on a very tight budget. I have these and Moroso trick springs front and rear with a bag in the right rear spring. I got a pair of double adjustable upper control arms and single adjustable lowers for UMI and installed them in about 2 hours in my garage by myself and i love them. Ryan from UMI will hook you up with some 12 Bolt uppers to set you straight. Good Luck

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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:55 pm 
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hey thanks monte406, do you know anyone that has an anti-roll bar, and where they got it from, the cheapest one ive seen so far is from advance chassis and its 200 bucks, not a bad price at all. and are they happy with it.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:52 pm 
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No, i don't know of anybody with one. I don't run one either. I would get on montecarloss.com and i know you'll find a bunch on there with them i bet.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:51 am 
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run a spohn sway bar. you cant beat it. my junk goes consistent low 1.40 60 foots with it and umi double adj uppers and tubular lowers. stock springs and no air bags.

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Eta on non-adj uppers?

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:20 pm 
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whats the easiest way to install the bushings for the adj uppers.. i've tried grease, freezing them, and a bushing install tool, the only thing i haven't tried is a press.. which i don't have.. do you have any other recommendations??


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 Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:52 pm 
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h2opunk182 wrote:
whats the easiest way to install the bushings for the adj uppers.. i've tried grease, freezing them, and a bushing install tool, the only thing i haven't tried is a press.. which i don't have.. do you have any other recommendations??



I had mine professionally pressed in by a local machine shop. It cost me about $50 to have the old bushings removed and new urethane bushings pressed in.

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Ryan sent you a pm

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