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    Will i need to put frame support on my t/a when i mod it, im going for intake,cam,and exhaust mods. Will this give my car enough horse power to tourque its frame??????? lemme know what you think

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    Subframe connectors should be one of the first mods done to these cars.
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    also what is the best suspension for drag racing?

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    i dont think it will torque your frame but it will flex your quarter panels

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    i dont think it will torque your frame but it will flex your quarter panels
    you know what i mean though lol

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    no....this is what i thought u meant......it depends how big your cam/intake is.....bolt ons with a small cam and intake wont flex your frame.....but SFC's are never a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    no....this is what i thought u meant......it depends how big your cam/intake is.....bolt ons with a small cam and intake wont flex your frame.....but SFC's are never a bad idea
    i want a torquer v2, go through the whole engine modding little stuff from valve springs and push rods,oil pump, putting bigger fuel rails and injectors, going with a bigger fuel pump. for exhaust going with long tubes, x-pipe, with mufflers and dumps. Intake i dont know yet i like the look of the typhoon intake and the FAST92mm

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    if your going with a set-up like that ur guna want 3 point weld-ons.....UMI makes a nice SFC

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    if your going with a set-up like that ur guna want 3 point weld-ons.....UMI makes a nice SFC
    3 point weld-ons?? does this mean weld on all three sides of the sfc where it touches the frame, like top and both sides?

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    There is only one place I would purchase from online and it is BMR. They manufacture their own suspension products, and carry other manufactured products (i.e. shocks) from different vendors. I have purchased all my suspension and chassis gear from them, and it was all high grade machined parts.

    Remember one thing before you purchase, if you have a choice between "boxed" or "tubular", always go with the "boxed", it is a stronger product.

    Good luck with your modding, have fun.

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    I personally like UMI.

    Sounds like you plan on doing quite a bit to the car. If you are planning on a tunnel braced torque arm, then I would get the 3 point weld ins. Otherwise, the two points are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    There is only one place I would purchase from online and it is BMR. They manufacture their own suspension products, and carry other manufactured products (i.e. shocks) from different vendors. I have purchased all my suspension and chassis gear from them, and it was all high grade machined parts.

    Remember one thing before you purchase, if you have a choice between "boxed" or "tubular", always go with the "boxed", it is a stronger product.

    Good luck with your modding, have fun.

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    yeah i read that the boxed was stronger, but does it allow room for after market exhaust because i want an x-pipe with mufflers and dumps right before my rear end

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    I put SFC on my 02 DD this year. After 65,000 miles of abuse it required some persuasion to get them to line up on the car. It was at stock power until about 45,000 miles.
    The cars are made from steel. As it ages, it begins to flex and weaken. Add more power and watch it flex. SFCs are not that expensive and they will help the car stay tight longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98snowt/a View Post
    yeah i read that the boxed was stronger, but does it allow room for after market exhaust because i want an x-pipe with mufflers and dumps right before my rear end
    The items that BMR sell's, will allow you to install any type of exhaust system, if you use the 3 point frame connectors that attach to the middle of the vehicle, you will not be able to deviate much from stock.

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    just do a custom exhaust and you ca run whateve you want. these cars twist under stock power. therefore 3 pt sfc's are highly recommended for current and future power

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