PA Racing K-member

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  1. SlickGT

    SlickGT New Member

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    Before I install the new motor I would like to go ahead and install a k-member. Im trying to save some weight up front and allow for some clearance for my L/T's and Canton pan. I plan on using the stock a-arms for the time being with the k-member. Is anyone running a PA k-member? How is the quality of this k-member compared to QA-1 and AJE? Thanks guys.
     
  2. Shawnsvtcobra

    Shawnsvtcobra Active Member

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    Quality is excellent in my opinion, i have a mild steel k member on my 98 cobra, bolted rite up, no fittment isues at all.
     
  3. SlickGT

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    Hey Shawn... Did you use your stock a-arms with the k-member. If so, do I need additional parts to make the stock a-arms work with the tubular k? Sweet car by the way.
     
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    No i bought the coil over kit, thanks for the compliment. O0
     
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    I'm running the hal qa1 with no issues it bolt it right up and i am using my stock a arms
     
  6. Daywalker

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    What's the benefit of running an aftermarket K-Member? :dunno:
     
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    less weight, tublar frame, easy access to headers and so forth
     
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    Are they difficult to install?
     
  9. Daywalker

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    Good question... :help2:
     
  10. DropTopPony

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    sweet, i was wondering what one worked with stock A arms...i just installed Cobra A arms and wanted to reuse them. Have any pics of it?
     
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    yeah here is a couple of my tubalur k member with stock a-arms

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    Rantheman Well-Known Member

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    and a couple more when I installed it

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    sweet O0

    the main reason i want to have the new Kmember is so i can run a bigger oil pan...but having the extra room for some Kooks LT's could persuade me to ditch the shortys.
     
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    Sorry if jaking the thread but I only bought it for the oilpan clearence my pan was rubbing the stock k member now you can see how much room i got plus makes my headers fit easier
     
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    running the bigger oil pans is key to keeping these engines running for a long time when modified especially with an aluminum block. I could alway notch my stock K member but knocking off 25-30lbs is also a nice benefit.
     
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    How are the Granatelli K-member/a-arms/coilovers?
     
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    I wouldn't buy anything from Granatelli...he just takes other company's products and makes cheap copies of it.
     
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    How good a copy is it though? :hammer: They've got a deal right now where you get the K-member, A-arms, and coilovers for $400! How bad could it be? :dunno:
     
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    That's not completely true. they actually desing a lot of stuff. and he's got a really bad wrap on the forums.
    Like a lot of compaines, the monkeys working for him Fuck things up!

    I had their coil over's. I didn't like them. swapped them for Maximum motorsports.
    From what I've gathered, their bushings are a weak point, and a few other minor details.

    I still have their rear coil over's.

    I don't know much about the K.