Instant Center Modification Brackets
1982-2002 GM F-Body (Camaro & Firebird)
The Metco relocation brackets are manufactured from heavy-duty laser-cut steel, precision-welded on a fixture, and powdercoated for long-lasting surface protection. The kit includes brackets for the left and right lower control arms, Grade 8 hardware, and detailed installation instructions.
The installation of these brackets lowers the rear mounting point of the rear lower control arms, modifying the vehicle’s ‘instant center’. The ‘instant center’ of the vehicle is the point at which imaginary lines drawn to extend the vehicle’s upper rear suspension link and the lower control arms would meet. The brackets cause this imaginary point to move toward the rear of the vehicle, reducing the tendency of the rear of the vehicle to ‘squat’ during hard acceleration. Power normally absorbed in suspension compression is instead applied to the suspension mounting points, driving the rear tires downward and significantly improving traction.
These brackets are recommended for F-bodies that have been lowered, because the lowering creates a lower control arm position in which the front of the control arm is actually lower than the rear. This geometry leads to parts-damaging wheel hop under hard acceleration, and the Metco relocation brackets provide a simple, bolt-on solution. Note: Metco ICM brackets are compatible with Metco lower control arms only.