the reason? cheap! i put a set of Competition Engineering bolt ins, and ended
up welding them in, MAJOR difference in results! it took the door gap out, no
more sagging, and the handling is mucho better! these cars should have had the
full frame from the start but cheapness won out! the weld in's can be removed
if you are concerned with restoring your car to original, other wise weld em in
if you plan on doing some spirited driving with your car, 2nd gen f bodies are
about as rigid as a wet dish rag without subframe connectors
79 T/A WS6 455 ,Hurst 4 spd, Blk w/ t-tops, Heavily Fortified, 4mpg
00 Ram 2500HD QC V-10 4x4,Blk,5 spd,4:10 LSD, 10mpg
98 Intruder 1400, Blk, 5 spd, 25mpg
firstname.lastname@example.org (Fa21Nov) wrote in message
I put in a set of the bolt-ins from Competition Engineering a few
months ago, along with a new set of subframe bushings. The result was
a drastic improvement. I celebrated by lighting 'em up in front of a
cop. She let me off with a warning, though :-). The bolt-ins sandwich
between the body and the front spring perch, and the rearmost subframe
bushing. It appears they function to put tension against the floorpan,
forcing it slightly upward in the middle, and pulling down on the
ends. They work really good. Anyway, I read somewhere that the unibody
design was for compactness and weight savings, and the subframe was
designed to reduce vibrations from the motor. Anyways, good luck with
what you decide.
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