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Bolt-In 3pt SFC's

This is a discussion on Bolt-In 3pt SFC's within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Has anyone had any issues installing their 3pt SFC's with the 3rd point not lining up perfectly? Not saying that ...

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    Bolt-In 3pt SFC's

    Has anyone had any issues installing their 3pt SFC's with the 3rd point not lining up perfectly? Not saying that these are not quality pieces as I'm sure all vehicles aren't 100% the same. Just looking to see if anyone else had an issue and what their solution was. I'm going to call the builder in the morning, but I thought I'd ask around as well. Here's a couple pics for reference.

    The passenger side has bolt holes that are slightly rearward and the angle to the mount is off and not flush.



    The driver's side is flush with the mount, but the holes are just a touch off.


    Blurry photos for reference

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    Are you doing them with the car on the ground or lifted and on jackstands

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    the car is on stands. stands under the front control arms and lifted under the rear. The car has been on stands on the frame for the last couple months. So i was thinking the suspension might need to settle again so I left it lifted by the suspension again over night.

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    These were built from our 2000 WS6 car with a known "never to be bent" history. Our jigs were then built from the prototype set after we were satisfied with fitment on our WS6 and some test customers cars.

    If your car has been sitting for awhile or if things just seem off a bit, you can deviate from the instructions slightly and load one corner to tweak the car a bit and the connector should line right up.

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    I had the same issue with my SFC's...It's not UMI they make great stuff. My car must have been twisted a bit. I broke out the dremel and elongated the holes that attached to the bottom of the floor pan and then I was able to get it to mount up.

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    Make sure the front and rear attachments are loosely bolted together. I ran a Philips screwdriver up through the center mounting plates through the bolt holes in the underbody for final alignment. A little side pressure on the screwdriver moved everything into place. Once the center bolts are installed, then you can go back and tighten the front and rear mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Make sure the front and rear attachments are loosely bolted together. I ran a Philips screwdriver up through the center mounting plates through the bolt holes in the underbody for final alignment. A little side pressure on the screwdriver moved everything into place. Once the center bolts are installed, then you can go back and tighten the front and rear mounts.


    I did the exact same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post


    I did the exact same thing.
    Worked like a charm. I forgot about that trick!

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