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    Quick question im looking at UMI SFC's and was wondering which is better out of the two options, two point SFC's boxed or tubular?

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    Let's see if I can remember how that was explained to me.

    Tubular tubing is stronger then boxed tubing because it has a uniform shape that disperses the load evenly throughout the tube. With Box tubing its weakness and load focal points are the edges. Meaning the load is increase along the boxed edges.

    Now both styles are really strong. If you want really strong SFC's with a lighter weight then mild steel go Chromoly.

    Also 3 points are better then 2 point. I wish I would have gone 3 point, but I'm still happy with my 2 point UMI SFCs.

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    Good explanation. So the question is, has anyone ever had the boxed SFCs crack or break? Is the stronger tubular option really needed, or can the boxed option handle the stress adequately? I've had shop owners tell me that the regular steel is strong enough, that the chromoly is overkill as well, but I don't know enough to say myself...

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    I haven't seen anyone break either type unless they hit something bigger then the car. I think it comes down to what your taste are. Some ppl like Boxed in look, some like tubular.

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    I am very happy with the UMI tubular 2 point SFC's on our car. They are substantial pieces and tuck up under the body real nice.

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    I just wish you could order the darn things in plain bare steel. I want to paint them body color, and I hate trying to strip that pain in the arse powder coating off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I am very happy with the UMI tubular 2 point SFC's on our car. They are substantial pieces and tuck up under the body real nice.
    That was the other thing I like about them. They tuck up nice and stealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I just wish you could order the darn things in plain bare steel. I want to paint them body color, and I hate trying to strip that pain in the arse powder coating off.
    Call them up. They may ship you a pair like that if you tell them what your doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    That was the other thing I like about them. They tuck up nice and stealthy.
    Be even more stealthy if painted body color

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    Are you saying the 3-point sfcs are easily noticeable from normal viewing angles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Call them up. They may ship you a pair like that if you tell them what your doing.
    I was going to order from Kentucky speed, but his choices are red or black,,,,which sticks out like a sore thumb on a silver car.

    I wonder if KYspeed can do them in bare steel or if I would have to go through UMI themselves??

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    << Color matched SFC's.

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    I got mine in Black and you can't see them at all from the side. Red does stick out more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    Are you saying the 3-point sfcs are easily noticeable from normal viewing angles?
    Car guys will notice them but the regular public will think its part of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I was going to order from Kentucky speed, but his choices are red or black,,,,which sticks out like a sore thumb on a silver car.

    I wonder if KYspeed can do them in bare steel or if I would have to go through UMI themselves??
    I'd send UMI a pm see what he says.

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    It's body color for me or none at all. I want them to be invisible against the floor as much as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    << Color matched SFC's.
    I'm wierd like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Car guys will notice them but the regular public will think its part of the car.
    Roger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    It's body color for me or none at all. I want them to be invisible against the floor as much as possible.
    Yeah, at least my car is red, so I always figured the red 3-points would look ok on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    Roger.



    Yeah, at least my car is red, so I always figured the red 3-points would look ok on it...
    Ya, if you have a red or black car you're in business

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    Guess I'll have to give UMI a shout or talk to Mark at KYspeed.

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