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This is a discussion on subframe connectors for c5 corvette within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; anyone on this forum got pics of subframe connectors on your c5 that u can post up ?I would like ...

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    subframe connectors for c5 corvette

    anyone on this forum got pics of subframe connectors on your c5 that u can post up ?I would like to c them .Thank you, i would like to see how they are mounted ,welded ,bolted?

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    corvettes aren't unibody. they don't make subframes for them.

    you feel like you're getting body flex? You might want to look into a roll cage.

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    ya i guess the post should have read : who has stiffen up there car .I have seen something they call a tunnel plate ,but i dont know how well this thing works .This is the only thing i have seen other than putting a cage in.

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    The Elite Engineering tunnel plate will stiffen up your ride, at a fraction of the cost for a roll cage.

    http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/f...dproducts.html

    I have one installed (1/4 inch thick), but I haven't really got into the car yet since it's being broke in. Just by looking at the piece compared to stock, you can't help but think it will only do good.

    One other thing it helps with is the center console doesn't get near as hot as it did with the stock plate. EE has GREAT service as well! :2thumbs:

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    did u get the thermal abs also , or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blewbyu View Post
    did u get the thermal abs also , or no?
    I didn't. They released that after I bought mine. I hear people are loving them even more.

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    i would like to have them both ,but my bank account wont allow it ,for right now ,i just called ecs today & picked up there brackets & tensioner for the novi 2 k kit .Its really easier for me to part it out & buy them peice buy peice than to come up with a big chunk of money all @ 1 time

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    You're definitely going to get more flex with a convertible than with a coupe. The plate will help considerably in that regard. I hear the specially coated plate (I can't think of what it's called right now) isn't a whole bunch better relieving
    the heat problem. I installed a heat shield below it and despite already insulating the whole car had to put extra insulation under the console, but my car is an extreme case. If you add headers heat becomes an even greater problem. BTW, if you are planning on drag/road racing your car you might as well start thinking about roll bars now, because they will become necessary.
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    i autoX my car
    these chassis are very stiff from factory
    i use the tunnel brace plate
    between that and Bilstein shocks, you can tell it is more planted

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