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    Another Noob Question lol

    Since Im thinking about lowering my 2001 Camaro V6 and what not next spring, would I need the rear LCA re-location brackets or not? Ive talked to a couple people and they said I shouldnt worry about it since its a v6 and I prob dont have that much wheel hop to begin with. Also, if I would need the the re-location brackets, would they work just fine with the stock LCA or would I have to go aftermarket? Im just trying to get a list around of what all I need. Thanks
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    Damn noobs

    Go ahead and grab them since they're pretty good cheap insurance against wheel hop, that's one thing that'll kill those GM axles on ya. You'll be fine with stock LCAs, but it never hurts to upgrade. If you're not going to go with aftermarket LCAs I'd get some new Moog bushings for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Damn noobs

    Go ahead and grab them since they're pretty good cheap insurance against wheel hop, that's one thing that'll kill those GM axles on ya. You'll be fine with stock LCAs, but it never hurts to upgrade. If you're not going to go with aftermarket LCAs I'd get some new Moog bushings for them.
    Haha I know right.
    I looked through all the FAQs and I figured I would need the LCA re-location brackets but I would just ask to make sure. If I get the brackets I might as well get some aftermarket LCAs as well.
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    Aftermarket parts never hurt lol
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    Yea I just updated my "wish list" for this spring. Oh the $$$$
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    If you want to spend money and get aftermarket parts, then feel free to do so. But one thing to also keep in mind is that sometimes less is more. I don't have LCA relocation brackets and haven't noticed any wheel hop after lowering the car and installing new shocks. Moog bushings in the stock arms also helped, but didn't make as much if a difference as quality shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pace View Post
    If you want to spend money and get aftermarket parts, then feel free to do so. But one thing to also keep in mind is that sometimes less is more. I don't have LCA relocation brackets and haven't noticed any wheel hop after lowering the car and installing new shocks. Moog bushings in the stock arms also helped, but didn't make as much if a difference as quality shocks.
    True, I can always add those on later too
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    when ever you talk to someone that has a v8 they dont take the v6 seriously... a v6 will have just as much as a v8. get them they help off the line performance
    built bottom end,m90 super charged, built top end, vs cam,truck maf, 3.25" pulley( 11psi all the way), build tranny, 3.42 posi, lca, lca relocation brackets,adj phb,poly bushings, v8 rack, konis, bmr springs, sub frame connectors, true dual exhaust over the axle with a borla pro xs , zo6 vette rims 17x9.5 f 18x11 rears

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWKMARO View Post
    when ever you talk to someone that has a v8 they dont take the v6 seriously... a v6 will have just as much as a v8. get them they help off the line performance
    I have had both so I take both seriously. Loaded statement right there sir.

    As far as wheel hop goes, I HAVE experienced plenty when I had bolt ons and stock LCAs. I had Holstein HD shocks too and even when I switched to QA1 I would still get wheel hop here and there. They are excellent insurance on keeping the ass end down. While you may not have the problem on the street, it becomes MUCH more apparent on a prepped track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilkal View Post
    I have had both so I take both seriously. Loaded statement right there sir.

    As far as wheel hop goes, I HAVE experienced plenty when I had bolt ons and stock LCAs. I had Holstein HD shocks too and even when I switched to QA1 I would still get wheel hop here and there. They are excellent insurance on keeping the ass end down. While you may not have the problem on the street, it becomes MUCH more apparent on a prepped track.

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    Yeea i know what you mean. There seamed like a couple times when I went to Norwalk I could feel the right tire spinning off the line. I couldnt tell if it actually was or I was just thinking it was lol. Man I hate open differentials lol
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    thank you, you are among few. sorry if i sounded one sided
    built bottom end,m90 super charged, built top end, vs cam,truck maf, 3.25" pulley( 11psi all the way), build tranny, 3.42 posi, lca, lca relocation brackets,adj phb,poly bushings, v8 rack, konis, bmr springs, sub frame connectors, true dual exhaust over the axle with a borla pro xs , zo6 vette rims 17x9.5 f 18x11 rears

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    I'd stick with stock LCA's. The stockers with moog bushings are hard to beat. Relocation brackets are nice but there are much better places to spend your money. What are you wanting to do with the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpunk View Post
    I'd stick with stock LCA's. The stockers with moog bushings are hard to beat. Relocation brackets are nice but there are much better places to spend your money. What are you wanting to do with the car?
    Just a weekend driver and taking it to the drag strip for points weekend
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    So this isn't your main car? If not then you can build it a bit more drag oriented than I would typically recommend. The cheapest mods that will make the biggest difference would be LCA's, shocks, a tunnel mounted torque arm, and better tires. Stick with stock springs for now as they are a pretty good starting point for a drag build. Moving your instant center further rearward with the torque arm will help a lot but you will need the other mods to put the power down and reduce risk of wheel hop. The problem with the tunnel mounted torque arm is that you can induce more wheel hop under heavy braking so take the car out to an empty parking lot and test it out so you know where the limit will be and how it will feel. The relocation brackets would help only marginally with stock springs compared to the other mods I listed. I'll send you a good shopping list in a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpunk View Post
    So this isn't your main car? If not then you can build it a bit more drag oriented than I would typically recommend. The cheapest mods that will make the biggest difference would be LCA's, shocks, a tunnel mounted torque arm, and better tires. Stick with stock springs for now as they are a pretty good starting point for a drag build. Moving your instant center further rearward with the torque arm will help a lot but you will need the other mods to put the power down and reduce risk of wheel hop. The problem with the tunnel mounted torque arm is that you can induce more wheel hop under heavy braking so take the car out to an empty parking lot and test it out so you know where the limit will be and how it will feel. The relocation brackets would help only marginally with stock springs compared to the other mods I listed. I'll send you a good shopping list in a PM.
    Yea just a weekend car pretty much. I dont wanna do like a full blown drag set-up lol, i just wanna lower it and some better suspension stuff. Heres the list a compiled for spring hopefully.

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    Herron PerformanceSFC 2pt. 159.99 Free shipping

    https://www.herronperformance.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=45

    Herron Performance 3-PointSubframe Connectors- Bolt-In 299.99 Free Shipping

    https://www.herronperformance.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=205

    Herron PerformancePHR 114.39+ Free Shipping

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    BMR Lowering Springs, Set of 4, 1.25" Drop 249.95+25.18Shipping

    http://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=products&productid=291

    93-02Bilstein HD Shock Package (Set of 4) 367.40

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    Herron PerformanceRear LCAs 109.99 + Free Shipping

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    Herron PerformanceRear LCAs Re-location Brackets 99.95 + Free Shipping

    https://www.herronperformance.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=61

    Herron PerformanceRear LCAs Bolt upgrade kit 18.99 + Free Shipping

    https://www.herronperformance.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=51
    2001 Camaro 3.8 V6
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