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Sub-frame connector for 02 Convertible?

Old 05-15-2014, 02:19 PM
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Sub-frame connector for 02 Convertible?

Hey all,

Just recently purchased an 02 Z28 Convertible, and as I was perusing the internet looking for some quick upgrades, I came across the sub-frame connectors. Since I drive a convertible, I figured adding rigidity to the chassis would be a great upgrade, but all of the connectors I saw said they would not fit on a convertible.

This makes sense, since I know they have to bolster the frame since the roof isn't there to help, but I was wondering if:

A. Anyone makes a sub-frame connector for a convertible (or, if adding one in would help at all)

B. If anyone could post some pictures of the underside of a hardtop (or T-top) so I could do a comparison. (Sadly, googling didn't turn up much)

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:50 PM
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Re: Sub-frame connector for 02 Convertible?

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:14 AM
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Re: Sub-frame connector for 02 Convertible?

The big difference on the convertible is the addition of a large sheet metal "X" that (***I think***) ties the subframes to the trans mount and the cross-brace under the driveshaft tunnel. I've also seen reports that the rocker panels have additional sheet metal reinforcements added. I would suspect the problem is the x-brace and the sheet metal may interfere with the traditional SFC's, which hug the rocker panels.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:09 PM
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Re: Sub-frame connector for 02 Convertible?

They make some specific ones for your car. You have to weld them in, but it is well worth it.

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I had an 02 SS and bought bolt in SLP connectors. I was really happy with them.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:32 PM
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Re: Sub-frame connector for 02 Convertible?

Currently, SLP (which has pretty much abandoned the 4th Gen F-Bodies) only lists SFC's for "coupes"..... no convertibles.

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