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This is a discussion on umi subframe connectors within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Welded mine in took about 45 min. to fit and grind. One of my best mods!...

04222010, 07:11 PM #21
Welded mine in took about 45 min. to fit and grind. One of my best mods!
LS6 intake,B&M short shift, Pacesetter ceramic lt, ory, umi subframe connectors, umi lca, slp lid, tr 230 cam, comp 918 springs,centerforce dual friction clutch, Frost tune.

04222010, 07:25 PM #22
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I also just did the 3 point umi SFC. Really easy. I'll put something together in the suspension section soon.

04222010, 07:33 PM #23
Mounted mine using ramps for the fronts, then putting jackstands under the rear axle. I also got weldins, but they're just bolted in at the moment. (I also have a convertible FBody, so the mounting's different vs. some other SFC's).

04232010, 07:03 AM #24
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how did you go about the with the welded part and painting the SFCs?

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worth noting is that tubular is stronger than box, and tubular also give you new jacking points.

04232010, 07:42 AM #26
which is better....2pt or 3pt?

04232010, 08:45 AM #27

04232010, 08:52 AM #28
This is from EPP's website talking about BMR SFC's.
Which one do I choose?  While you can't go wrong with either design, use the following to determine your order: If strength is your number one priority, choose the boxed design. Boxed tubing is torsionally stronger than round tubing however you will lose approximately 3/4" of ground clearance when using this style.
If your car is lowered and ground clearance is the prime concern, go with the tubular model. While round tubing is not as strong torsionally, there are other features to these subframe connectors that make them more rigid than most other tubular models available.

04232010, 08:54 AM #29

04232010, 09:07 AM #30
I was always told the other way around so I thought about it more being an engineer.
For a beam, bending stress = Mc/I, where (M) is the bending moment at a section along the beam, (c) is the distance from the neutral axis of the beam to a point you want to compute stress at, and (I) is the moment of inertia. Because the moment of inertia is in the denominator of the bending stress equation, the larger (I) is the less the stress will be. This is why many beams have an H or I shape, which produces a large moment of inertia to resist bending moment and reduce bending stress.
Section modulus, S, is another way of expressing I/c, where c is the distance from the neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the beam. Thus, maximum pure bending stress = M/S. Therefore, the larger the section modulus, the less stress an object will see.
The section modulus (S) of a rectangle is: S = (b*h^2) / 6, where b & h would be base and height.
The section modulus of a circle (tube) is: S = Pi * d^3 / 32
Therefore, if a SFC was tubular and say 2" in diameter, its section modulus would be 0.785 in^3. Assuming it was solid for ease of calculation.
A SFC that is 2" square (rectangle) would have a section modulus of 1.333 in^3. Again, assuming it was solid.
The larger the section modulus, the less stress an object will see under the same load.

04232010, 09:15 AM #31
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I just checked the math, Jon's correct.
Seriously, either way you go it will make a difference. If the car is going to be raced or you plan on a tunnel mount torque arm, then you may want to go with the 3 point setup. I do like the tubular SFC's as they are almost invisible and have almost no impact on your ground clearance.

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04242010, 09:15 AM #33
^nice setup!

04242010, 05:42 PM #34
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