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Old 06-20-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Subframe Connectors? Whats the real deal..

So I have found several posts and sites that mention that subframe connectors should have been added from the factory, the articles are some what freighting some say that the body could twist. I like taking turns pretty fast, so I hope I haven't already f**** up the body! Should I really listen to those concerns and install SFC? Any ideas and insight would help, thanks!
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Definitely install them, and a strut tower brace. The difference will be night and day!
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Ok will do, I guess thats my next mod lol. Also there are different styles which do you recommend? Sorry with about all the questions.
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there even more needed in a convertible. when i first drove down the road and hit a bump my car would rock like a boat. now with SFC it goes straight with NO rocking. i have one tiny dimple on my rear right quarter from pre-sfc twisting. check your rear right quarter in the sunlight & you'll see. by firming up the frame more power ends up at the wheels / better traction (something like that). mine are welded, some people have bolt ons. i went with BMR.

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I agree with 94z's post above. I have UMI weld ins, and a hotchkis STB. The difference is VERY noticeable. I point the steering, and it goes exactly where I aim it with no noticeable body roll. Go for it!
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I agree with 94z's post above. I have UMI weld ins, and a hotchkis STB. The difference is VERY noticeable. I point the steering, and it goes exactly where I aim it with no noticeable body roll. Go for it!
Good deal Im going to go for SFC and get them weld on and I will also get a strut tower. Im trying very hard to avoid the infamous quarter panel dimples.
Thanks for all the input, also do you guys think that a regular welding shop can weld them on?

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Good deal Im going to go for SFC and get them weld on and I will also get a strut tower. Im trying very hard to avoid the infamous quarter panel dimples.
Thanks for all the input, also do you guys think that a regular welding shop can weld them on?

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Anyone who knows how to weld can easily do these, iirc, you remove the LCA bolt and install the rear side of the SFC'S, leaving the bolts loose. Then with the full weight of the vehicle on all four wheels, (as would be on a drive on, 4 post lift) you weld the front up to the front frame rails. Tighten LCA bolts, find cloverleaf off ramps
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