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umi subframe connectors

This is a discussion on umi subframe connectors within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; which ones should i get? -tubular -boxed style thanks for any input...

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    umi subframe connectors

    which ones should i get?

    -tubular
    -boxed style

    thanks for any input

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    i like boxed, offers another point to jack it from

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    i like boxed, offers another point to jack it from
    thanks..just bought a set of the boxed style a few minutes ago.

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    sold: 1999 firebird
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    love to help glad to see some people realize the importance of sfc's

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    Very important if you would like to doors to close properly and t tops not to leak.
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    Good choice. Did you get bolt in or weld in? If weld in, are you installing them yourself?

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    I ordered UMI tubular bolt in sfc's for my car and after we put then on I'm going to swing by my friend shop to do a little welding just for some extra security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    I ordered UMI tubular bolt in sfc's for my car and after we put then on I'm going to swing by my friend shop to do a little welding just for some extra security.
    I think he was asking the OP....

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    i got weld in..im gonna see if my dad can do them..hes pretty good at welding..if not im not sure what ill do..my uncle might be able to help but i really dont want to spend the extra money at a shop when i can find someone who can do free haha

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    I just orderd some UMI tubular bolt-in SFC's myself. Cant wait for them to get here. Let me know how hard they were to install

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K_CAMARO View Post
    I just orderd some UMI tubular bolt-in SFC's myself. Cant wait for them to get here. Let me know how hard they were to install
    easy.

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    can you install these without a drive-on lift? can u just drive up onto ramps and do it that way? i know the car should be sitting on the wheels when putting these on..so what would be the best way to DIY?

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    the car should be sitting on the wheel when you tighten/weld them. the rear needs to hang down to install them because the rear part of the SFC wraps around and bolts in at the rear lower control arms

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    right...so what would be the best approach to doing the project myself with my dad?

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    I borrowed a 4-post lift at a friend's garage to install my UMI tubular bolt-ins. I wasn't in a hurry and had it all done in less than 45 minutes. With a helper, it probably would take half that time.

    If getting the car in the air with the weight on the suspension all the way around is an issue, you could probably leave the front mounting plates loose during the installation. Once the SFC's are in place, you will want to tighten the bolt through the front LCA mount to spec and then set the car on the ground.

    Bounce the suspension a few times to settle the car and then torque the front mounting bolts to spec. This should allow for everything to be positioned properly before the connectors are locked into place. Definitely use some Loc-Tite on the front mounting bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    easy.
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    I set my car on a small stack of bricks, pulled up the e-brake and was good to go. Just unbolted the lca bolt and put the sfc in. Really easy install with the exception I had to work the car to make it fit one of the bolts

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I set my car on a small stack of bricks, pulled up the e-brake and was good to go. Just unbolted the lca bolt and put the sfc in. Really easy install with the exception I had to work the car to make it fit one of the bolts
    That is what I did for mine too. Worked great, I have the umi 3 point bolt ons. Along with a lot of other UMI stuff

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    which is better, welded or bolted? or both lol
    any need for an alignment afterward?

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    Welded would provide more rigidity than bolt in. The good news is that bolt in SFC's can be easily welded at a later date.

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