Where are BMR control arms made?
in the U.S.A.
BMR Suspension’s TCA001 non-adjustable polyurethane lower control arms are available in black hammertone and red powdercoat for long-lasting good looks. Installation time is about 1-2 hours. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
What does upgraded lower control arm do?
Their main purpose is to support the up and down movement of the axles. The lower control arms also transmit the force from the wheels to the chassis. Of course, control arms are much lighter, and more effective in preventing axle wrap than the traditional leaf spring set up.
Should you grease new upper control arms?
I saw “upper control arm” and “grease” and my mind just jumped to ball joints. Factory rubber bushings do not need to be greased. If you get polyeurethane bushings, they will usually come with grease to apply to them. It just keeps them from squeaking.
Can you put too much grease in a ball joint?
DO NOT CONTINUE GREASING ONCE YOU SEE THE BOOT SWELL. The seal that holds that grease in the ball joint can be compromised if too much pressure is applied. If this happens you will be replacing that part sooner than later.
What grease do you use for suspension?
Most experts recommend synthetic grease or heavy-duty lithium for steering and suspension systems. That being said, each model has different needs. For example, some components will perform better with silicone grease that can handle a wide temperature range.
Do you need new control arms for a 2 inch lift?
If you are only doing a 2 inch level you do not need new upper control arms. Once you go above 2 inches you need to consider it.
Do you need an alignment after replacing control arms?
Do you need an alignment after replacing the upper control arms? The need for calibration after lowering the car is not the same as replacing the upper arm. If you’re just replacing your upper arm, you shouldn’t worry about alignment unless your old arm is badly worn and has significant play.
How often should you grease upper control arms?
Most customers grease their arms every oil change although we have some customers that go closer to 10-15k and even 20k miles. However, If you are driving 90% dirt and pushing the truck really hard, your interval might be closer to 1500-2k miles (not very common to re-grease this often).
What happens if you don’t grease a ball joint?
Grease is good for noise and maintenance but no amount of it will bring a failed ball joint back to life. If you find that you have a failed ball joint we offer Moog upper and lower ball joints for many makes and models.
What is the best grease for U joints?
The best type of grease to use on U-Joints is MOLY grease. This grease is certified for this purpose. You can also use lithium-based EP NLGI 2 Grease, which is of high quality. This grease is also water-resistant and prevents the joints from corrosion and rust.
Should I grease my suspension?
Your steering and suspension components are important for a stable car. By lubricating your tire rod ends and ball joints you will have a smooth ride.
Do I need upper control arms for a 2.5 inch lift?
Yes, as far as caster correction, the front lower control arms will allow full correction. There are a few other minor things they don’t address that the geo brackets do, but they also don’t give up ground clearance like the brackets do. Front lowers for sure…
Should bushings be greased?
For traditional bushing materials like bronze, lubrication is simply a requirement of the material. Lubrication requirements mean not only more maintenance but more muck.