Suspension Best Tubular K-member For 91 Lx Coupe

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  1. untohim

    untohim New Member

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    I am looking at the UPR K-member & Coil Over kit and from what I've seen it seems to be a pretty good kit. it seems a little cheap to have the coil overs and the control arms too :shrug:

    is this a good kit? what kit/k-members are y'all using?
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    If you want the best quality and fitting suspension parts, go Maximum Motorsports. I've used their K members, CC plates, subframe connectors, control arms, bumpsteer kits on my cars. You get what you pay for IMO.

    For November, they are running deals of the day- 20% off everyday on a different item.
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    Why do you want a k member? Other mods to the car? What you are going to do with the car?
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    UPR's k-member kit is Made in America, it carries a Lifetime Guarantee, and it works VERY well! Our k-members are used on daily drivers, Championship winning racecars, and everything in between. If you send me a PM, I can set you up with the Stangnet discount too.
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    +1 for UPR. Just installed and could not be happier. I am a real nut about quality, and the UPR does not disappoint. It is a solid, nicely welded piece. Everything lined up perfect, and the wheels did not move from the stock location as I was afraid they would.
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    I Have the UPR kit and love it. Works well and awesome quality
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  7. untohim

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    mainly weight reduction and stiffening. It's about to get a 347 stroker fully built. AOD w/4r70w and 8.8 rear end. the only mod on the suspension is 5 Lug kit, subframe connectors, camber plates lowering springs. It's gonna be a street/strip car but it's starting to lean more on the strip side lol
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    how hard is the UPR kit to install?
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    none of them are hard to install...
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    ROFL...that's a relative thing, don't you think? Swapping a K-member may not require fabrication or unusual tools, but it isn't exactly a two-wrench one-hour operation for the average joe on his back in his garage.
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    true its not an hour job or anything like that it takes a couple hours. but honestly its pretty straight forward. no special tools needed... no cutting or welding.

    only thing thats tricky and which isnt really bad is supporting the motor. i prefer to do them with the motor out but ive used a cherry picker before to hold it in place once the mounts are unbolted
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    Well, only the expensive ones (mm and griggs) are going to stiffen the car. The cheaper ones make it worse. The stock k member is pretty stiff.

    If you feel like you have spent every dime you can on the rest of the car and can't get more power, get the k member, if not it's a poor dollar to gain ratio.

    Guys here tend to like them, but weight loss does very little on a fox street car. Spending hundreds of dollars to gain less than .1 isn't always sensible.
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    I was just thinking about putting it in because I will have the motor already out for a rebuild and stroke. I tend to like to do everything at once lol. I guess I have to decide if the 40lbs (?) of loss and $700 price tag is worth it, it's starting to sound like If anything a set of slicks would be the best investment at the price tag...
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    I agreed with your thought process on doing it without the engine installed if you are going to do it.

    Would i if i was you? Only if i felt i had everything else of benefit already done.
    People around here get hung up on k members, the worst are the ones with gt40p heads, imagine how far that $700 would have taken them in getting TW's or afr 165's. 40hp or lose 40lbs, i know which one i would pick.
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    Well you've convinced me to not get them, I appreciate your help! I think it'd wiser to put my car on corn or get me some slicks lol
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    It's a 70lb weight loss, and in addition to that, you get added clearance in the engine compartment, which makes working on the engine much easier. It's a great mod. That's why the UPR k-member is so popular.
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    If it were me, on a DD or street use car only, I'd either paint or powder coat the stock K member and use the money elsewhere.
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    UPR are the only ones I sell in my shop. Can't beat the warranty. Seriously, they will still warranty it out even on a race car.
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    What about the Team Z ? I was looking at those?
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    I have used their stuff too. Good quality, not much of a warranty and excellent tech support. The only issue with them is that they are a small family owned business so, getting someone on the phone can be not as easy as one would like. They make awesome through the floor sub frame connectors.
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