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    Any Subframe connector comments

    Thinking of getting 3point sfc, but want to know more about peoples experience. What were the benifits? were they noticeable?

    What about cons?

    Brands?

    any hard evidence is great too (ie got new sfc and dropped 1/4 time by 6 seconds )

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    UMI (site sponsor) makes really good stuff -- I have their 2 point bolt in SFC's on our car. They definitely tighten things up and can be welded in later should I desire a permanent installation. I went with the 2 points as our car is set up for straight line stuff, rather than roundy round. Obviously, the 3 point setup offers the best rigidity -- just depends on what your plans are.

    Another nice thing with the UMI pieces is that they tuck up under the car very nicely. If you go to my site profile page, you can see a pic of them on our car. Whatever you go with, make sure that you perform the installation with the weight of the car on the wheels. A four post lift works very well for this, but you can get away with a set of ramps under the front wheels and jackstands under the rear axle -- just be safe.

    Here's a link: UMI Performance

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    I have 2-pt BMR box style subframe-connectors that are welded in. I noticed a huge improvement in car stability with them installed. They also tuck up nicely, as the UMI brand does as well.

    3-pts will offer less ground clearance, so if you are lowered, you may want to check with Ryan at UMI about that.

    Lastly, box style are stronger than tubular style.
    Last edited by 35th-ANV-SS; 04-01-2011 at 09:55 AM.

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    Umi makes great stuff I have slp 3 point boxed sfc they work good and dont hang too low but they are heavy not sure how heavy others are though

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    Love my 3pt UMI. Definitely noticed a difference And they tuck up nice, look great.

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    I have a tunnel mount torque arm, so switching over to a 3 point might not be a bad idea. That brackets it bolts too on the underbody (it replaces the stock tunnel brace) are not very substantial.

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    I have umi tubular 2 point bolt in's... Love them

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    UMI weld in, like Jeff stated they tuck up nice and neat. 2 point are fine, 3 point are best for verts. Either way you go it's better to have then not.

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    Thank you guys for the opinions. No body has anything bad to say?

    Also any tips for install once i get some

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    If you buy quality(umi) you won't have anything bad to say,but if you buy the cheapest you can find like I did,you will be pissed when they don't fit properly.
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    UMI is a great company.

    also let me know if you need any help with them. We are a dealer with UMI and offer FREE shipping on anything over $99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    If you buy quality(umi) you won't have anything bad to say,but if you buy the cheapest you can find like I did,you will be pissed when they don't fit properly.
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    My car was previously totaled, so i am worried about how it will fit anyways. How far into the rear does the sfc connect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jknerr View Post
    My car was previously totaled, so i am worried about how it will fit anyways. How far into the rear does the sfc connect
    the rear bolt to the front of the LCA's.

    I will see if I can come up with some pics for you.

    Mark

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    I just had the umi 2 points installed last week,bolted and welded,car is very tight and handles like its on rails.also tucks up nicely and I'm lowered on stranos with no problems

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    I just put the UMI 3pts on last week, easy to install (just follow the directions). They do tuck up to the floor board very nicely, as far ride, my T/A feels alot more ridgid going down the road. You can`t go wrong with UMI, the only thing I have left to do is the torque arm and t/a relocation crossmember. As soon as my new y-pipe gets here, I`ll get that done too. UMI makes an excellent product that fits like it belongs, no having to adjust for fit.

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    UMI 3 Point bolt-ins. Stronger, but heavier than 2 point, arguably the #1 brand for these type of suspension mods and can be welded in later if you choose.

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    BMR tubulars welded in here. Noticed the difference right away.

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