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Just got my SFCs put on....

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    Just got my SFCs put on....

    I bought the tubular style subframe connectors, and needless to say I saw a night and day difference. The chassis seems more stout, my wheels dont seem to track anymore, and squeaks and rattles are gone (thank god). I stand by sfc's 100%, If you dont have them, do yourself a favor and pick up a pair... even with the cheaper ones you can tell a huge difference!

    my .02.....

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    did you get weld in or bolt in? whats better?

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    I bought weld ins, but they're not in yet, cuz i havent had a chance to get them welded. Weld in is cheaper and better because bolts are not as strong as welding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1
    I bought weld ins, but they're not in yet, cuz i havent had a chance to get them welded. Weld in is cheaper and better because bolts are not as strong as welding.

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    i got some RKsport weld in's they arent in yet, they should be in by the end of this week

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    Hey, i got some UMI Weld In Boxed connectors put in, and i hear a bad rattle when going over certain bumps from the rear right side of the car, obviously due to something with the connectors. Also, since i got them on, when i am rolling at low speeds and when letting out the clutch from a deadstop to get going, i hear an annoying squeak from the rear of the car, same side the rattle is comming from. So my question is, does anyone know what is causing this? The bolts in connectors are tight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhillyard
    Hey, i got some UMI Weld In Boxed connectors put in, and i hear a bad rattle when going over certain bumps from the rear right side of the car, obviously due to something with the connectors. Also, since i got them on, when i am rolling at low speeds and when letting out the clutch from a deadstop to get going, i hear an annoying squeak from the rear of the car, same side the rattle is comming from. So my question is, does anyone know what is causing this? The bolts in connectors are tight too.
    Hello,

    Tighten up the rear control arm mount to 90 ft lbs., this will cure the problem. I think there is a note in the installation instructions regarding this as well, last step. Since the SFC's now sandwich the lower control arm mount it takes more pressure to compress the bushing, this means most likely your lower control arm isn't tight enough.

    Hope that helps!
    Ryan

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    Kewl! Good to see you "on board" Ryan, figuratively and literally speaking! I had UMI Performance install their bolt-on subframe connectors, Panhard rod bar, and rear lower control arms on my car. What a night-and-day difference! The car is noticeably quieter (it eliminated all the creaks and rattles), tighter, and handles much better now. My wheel alignment specialist noticed the improvement immediately after he test drove my car. I highly recommend installing SFCs, and UMI Performance in particular! They make great parts at reasonable prices!
    Jim

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    Got mine from Spohn. Getting them welded up this afternoon. Expect a report.

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