The torque arm relocation kit from UMI Performance is designed to remove the front mounting point of the torque arm off the transmission and protect the tail shaft from damage. General Motors tail shaft mounted design works great for a stock driven vehicle however it is not designed to take abuse and hard launches. This set-up replaces your transmission cross member with a new stronger set-up with a built in torque arm mount. Each relocation kit is designed to fit a specific transmission and will work with virtually any stock style aftermarket torque arm as well as the factory torque arm. The relocation kit also features instant center adjustment by moving the front of the torque arm up or down. This unit is built using DOM mild steel tubing, 0.188” mild steel mounting plates and includes all appropriate hardware needed for the installation. The torque arm mount is machined from 0.250” thick mild steel and features a new clam shell for appropriately attaching the torque arm to the new cross member. This relocation kit will work with both the manual T5 and automatic 700R4 transmission. Please use the FAQ’s below for additional information.
Q: What does this kit do?
A: Our transmission cross member is supplied with a built in torque arm mount removing the torque arm from the transmission tail shaft and protecting the tail shaft from failure.
Q: Does this new relocation kit reduce ground clearance?
A: No, our cross member is designed to tuck tight against the vehicle chassis and will not effect vehicle ground clearance.
Q: Which brand torque arms will this work with?
A: This set-up will work with virtually any torque arm on the market as long as it bolts into the stock location. It will also work excellent with the stock torque arm when using a 1-piece bushing (item #3004).
Q: Does this kit require any drilling or welding?
A: This kit is 100% bolt in and requires no drilling, no cutting and no welding. It bolts in place of the stock cross member using the existing holes.
Note: This product must be used with a solid one-piece polyurethane bushing. It will not work with the factory bushing that utilizes a two-piece design. If using a stock torque arm with this relocation kit an aftermarket polyurethane bushing must be purchased.