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post #1 of 27 Old July 2nd, 2013, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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anyone have aftermarket mild steel K member?

Are their any major cons to running mild steel member? i want to get a moly one but a UPR mild steel kit avalible local for dirt cheap and has not been used. Let me hear your .02
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Do you daily drive? UPR K's suck for daily use. Many have snapped on the street just like their lower control arms. Chicago has some of the worst streets in the country.

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Team z k members are great check them out
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it is not my DD i put about 8000 miles in 3 years. I want to get a team z setup but i am going with a cheap on3 turbo kit and i am unsure if it will work with their k member.
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PA Racing is a good option
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i will have to look into PA racing. Since i am cheap/ lack skill to fab a turbo kit up if i find out that either team Z, PA Raceing fits the On3 set up, i will go with them over UPR. But is the Moly way mor superior then the mild steel with duribility? the only brands that i was able to find storys of k-member failure was a UPR mild steel in old threads from 2001-2005 on other sites and Qa1.
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i think mylilpwny used the team Z k member with his on 3 build? check out his build thread on corral




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i think mylilpwny used the team Z k member with his on 3 build? check out his build thread on corral
reps to you sir for pointing that out to me he had to make motifications only because he used different motor mounts or something like that and the modifications he had to do are ones im able to do so f yea!!!, next paycheck ill be picking up either the moly or mild steel one. im going to talk to dave from team z and see what he thinks i should get baised on my goals and such
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I just ordered one Sunday for my on3 kit...I hope it doesnt break lol

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I have the infamous QA1 piece of crap. Had it one 1yr. and put 6k miles on it, no known signs of failure. Regardless, I'll be swapping in a UPR Chrome-moly K when I do the motor. The QA1 throws off the front suspension geometry and you can't get enough positive camber adjustment even with 4 bolt CC plates and camber bolts.


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I run UPR on my DD. k member, a-arms, full coilover set. I drive my car aggressively almost everyday. Have not had any issues with them. Best thing anyways is that upr offers lifetime warranty.
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I just ordered one Sunday for my on3 kit...I hope it doesnt break lol
which k did you get?
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Don't buy a QA1...too many quirks but other than that a mild steel K member is suppose to be better for a street car because the moly is suppose to be more brittle. With that said I've never seen any stories of a K member breaking and the only issues I ever remember hearing was fitment issues with early UPR K members.

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Upr mild steel kit with 14-175 springs...used a 10% off coupon code and got it for 560 shipped direct from upr

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So I talked to Dave from team z, he told me moly is more for race applications due to it being slightly lighter by 2-5lbs


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I've got a UPR K Chromoly K in my car and it works great.

I've probably put 10k miles on it in the past few years.
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I run UPR on my DD. k member, a-arms, full coilover set. I drive my car aggressively almost everyday. Have not had any issues with them. Best thing anyways is that upr offers lifetime warranty.
Vegas has the smoothest roads. Once you start beating that K up over pot holes and patch work watch out.

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I've got close to 20K on my POS QA1 with zero problems and ohio aren't sure aren't smooth.


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for street use mild steel should actually be better. because of the make up of chromoly it will break easier IIRC. But with that said it would still take a lot to make either one break. If you can get the upr for dirt cheap I'd go with that. if you buy new go with the teamz metal matrix.


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Installed my upr k member kit (mild steel) earlier today...pretty happy overall...only small issue is the lack of instructions and the factory steering rack bolts are too long...but other than that its pretty straight foreward and it fit well and everything lined up unlike my buddies old POS qa1...

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Oh also cant tell you about ride quality or anything yet cuz theres no motor or trans in my car right now lol

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