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Instructions on installing SFCs?

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    Instructions on installing SFCs?

    I found one at installuniversity.com but it wasn't all that helpful for me.
    Any other sugestions?

    Thanks

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    Are the SFC's you need to install weld-in or bolt-in?

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    Bolt in

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    Just make sure the wieght is on the wheels (a ramp style lift) and the frame is straight and crank the bolts down to spec.

    The bolt on ones are nortorious for moving/streching/oblonging the bolt holes so keep an eye on them after you get them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Just make sure the wieght is on the wheels (a ramp style lift) and the frame is straight and crank the bolts down to spec.

    The bolt on ones are nortorious for moving/streching/oblonging the bolt holes so keep an eye on them after you get them on.
    Well I just put them on and it was super simple. I didn't even bother lifting the car. figured that would be OK.

    Thanks for the advice. I drove it around and retightened up the bolts. I'll keep an eye on them. Once again Thanks.

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    Good to hear.

    Does the bolt-in SFC's give you a stiffer feeling car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Good to hear.

    Does the bolt-in SFC's give you a stiffer feeling car?

    Like driving a new car when you are on a road with many twists and turns.

    The care even stays stiff when you do a burn out. Very sold feeling now.

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    Just remember if they start to stretch and 'tweak out' on you you can always have them welded in as many with bolt-ins eventually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Just remember if they start to stretch and 'tweak out' on you you can always have them welded in as many with bolt-ins eventually do.

    I figured I would have it done eventualy.
    It's Just nice knowing I can take my time getting it welded. I got the bolt ons so I could get it done and not have to depend on some guy I didn't know to weld on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    I figured I would have it done eventualy.
    It's Just nice knowing I can take my time getting it welded. I got the bolt ons so I could get it done and not have to depend on some guy I didn't know to weld on my car.
    hah....sounds exactly like me, don't trust any one under your car until they prove their worth.

    I serisouly doubt the holes will elongate if torqued to specs. I use the trailer hitch logic here. Hitches are bolt in to the frame devices that take a beating. I have never heard of hole elongation on hitches, so why would SFCs see more abuse? 70 ft lbs hold my hitch bolts in, that's alot. That sucker is on there tight, six bolts total.

    Just curious on your thoughts? I say a proper install should last, any thing less could be up for long term problems.

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    I tightened mine down as tight as I could. I tried not to tighten them so hard but they just kept rattling. The instructions that came with them never gave touque specs. I was a bit scared because of that.

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    huh, not good, did you call the manufacturer? Personally I was saving my money for UMI, they seem to have a very good reputation.

    I would definitely ask for torque specs. You can over tighten and snap a bolt in the blink of an eye, or leave them too loose and have the nuts rattle off.

    I have snapped a lot of bolts in my time, and that's why I own a torque wrench and always get specs.

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    Sounds like you might have cross threaded the bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kool-aide View Post
    huh, not good, did you call the manufacturer? Personally I was saving my money for UMI, they seem to have a very good reputation.

    I would definitely ask for torque specs. You can over tighten and snap a bolt in the blink of an eye, or leave them too loose and have the nuts rattle off.

    I have snapped a lot of bolts in my time, and that's why I own a torque wrench and always get specs.
    I'm not to worried

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    Ha im actually doing that mod today\tmm with some minor issues, heres two other sites i used for reference since install university is for welding right now.

    http://www.blackcamaro.com/sfc.htm (sorry no pics)
    http://www.2002firehawk.com/Pages/main.html (firehawk->SFC)

    Between the two of them you should have a good idea of what to do and not to do. Its a pretty straightforward job just those LCAs might give you some trouble like they are me right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6-Speeder View Post
    Ha im actually doing that mod today\tmm with some minor issues, heres two other sites i used for reference since install university is for welding right now.

    http://www.blackcamaro.com/sfc.htm (sorry no pics)
    http://www.2002firehawk.com/Pages/main.html (firehawk->SFC)

    Between the two of them you should have a good idea of what to do and not to do. Its a pretty straightforward job just those LCAs might give you some trouble like they are me right now!
    Hell, the LCAs were way easier than I thought they would be. No problem there.

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