Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 38

lowered cars with boxed SFC

This is a discussion on lowered cars with boxed SFC within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; anyone with boxed SFC with a lowered car having about problems? i dont want to have any problems when i ...

  1. #1
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937

    lowered cars with boxed SFC

    anyone with boxed SFC with a lowered car having about problems?

    i dont want to have any problems when i install them and have to cut them out b/c they hit everyone where

  2. #2
    COTM July '09
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,111

    BLK/BLK w/CGM Stripes
    2010 Camaro 2SS/M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    anyone with boxed SFC with a lowered car having about problems?

    i dont want to have any problems when i install them and have to cut them out b/c they hit everyone where
    From what I've come across, they're not any lower than if you had longtubes ... Depends on setup though. I've had atleast one that needed to be modified to install longtubes and the y-pipe.
    I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

    My Cardomain Site My Fquick site Custom Installs

  3. #3
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    From what I've come across, they're not any lower than if you had longtubes ... Depends on setup though. I've had atleast one that needed to be modified to install longtubes and the y-pipe.
    what you mean by "modified"? what had to be modified....the exhaust system im guessing your are referring to??

  4. #4
    COTM July '09
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,111

    BLK/BLK w/CGM Stripes
    2010 Camaro 2SS/M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    what you mean by "modified"? what had to be modified....the exhaust system im guessing your are referring to??
    I'm gonna correct myself there cos I just remembered. I had to modify one of those double diamond brace type setups to get the y-pipe to fit without modification.

  5. #5
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    I'm gonna correct myself there cos I just remembered. I had to modify one of those double diamond brace type setups to get the y-pipe to fit without modification.
    the 3point SFC?

  6. #6
    COTM July '09
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,111

    BLK/BLK w/CGM Stripes
    2010 Camaro 2SS/M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    the 3point SFC?
    Yeah it's the SLP 3 point setup

  7. #7
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    Yeah it's the SLP 3 point setup
    oh ok....

    the reason why i asked about the boxed SFCs is b/c i heard from some people they are having problems with there car being lowered and the boxed SFC hitting things or whatnot

    so i might as well ask first to see

  8. #8
    Join the PHK @ thephk.org Sommer86@6LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Studio City, CA
    Posts
    1,054

    Red
    2001 Camaro SS

    I'm on Stranos and Koni's with boxed UMI 2 pt. subframes. You can barely even see the subframes. Mine will probably never scrape.

    Join the PHK
    2009 LS1.com Calendar Car

  9. #9
    Like Sommer mentioned you shouldn't have any issues at all. The 3-Point SLP boxed might as they hang a little lower and cause some issues on a lowered car. If you go with any of the UMI SFC's you won't have any issues. Our tubular 2-Point style tucks up extremely well and can't be seen from the side of the car.

    www.umiperformance.com/2002

    Hope this helps!
    Ryan

  10. #10
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by UMI Performance View Post
    Like Sommer mentioned you shouldn't have any issues at all. The 3-Point SLP boxed might as they hang a little lower and cause some issues on a lowered car. If you go with any of the UMI SFC's you won't have any issues. Our tubular 2-Point style tucks up extremely well and can't be seen from the side of the car.

    www.umiperformance.com/2002

    Hope this helps!
    Ryan
    im not a fan of a tubular SFC....as long as i know the UMI boxed SFC will not hit anything with lets say a 2in drop im getting those

    one other question...car will be making 650rwhp, and will see the track once a month other wise its mostly on the street...will the boxed SFC work well OR should i get the 3point??
    Last edited by Blackbird WS6; 11-15-2010 at 10:56 AM.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    im not a fan of a tubular SFC....as long as i know the UMI boxed SFC will not hit anything with lets say a 2in drop im getting those

    one other question...car will be making 650rwhp, and will sell the track once a month other wise its mostly on the street...will the boxed SFC work well OR should i get the 3point??
    Your exhaust and other items will hang lower than the SFC's so I don't see you having any issues at all with the boxed. Also the boxed would be fine at that power range as well. We usually recommend the 3-Point SFC's when running a short tunnel mounted torque arm, they tie everything together and reduce floor stress applied to the vehicle.

    Hope that helps,
    Ryan

  12. #12
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by UMI Performance View Post
    Your exhaust and other items will hang lower than the SFC's so I don't see you having any issues at all with the boxed. Also the boxed would be fine at that power range as well. We usually recommend the 3-Point SFC's when running a short tunnel mounted torque arm, they tie everything together and reduce floor stress applied to the vehicle.

    Hope that helps,
    Ryan



    you referring to this torque arm?...http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=212
    Last edited by Blackbird WS6; 11-15-2010 at 11:30 AM.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    perfect thanks....boxed it is


    you referring to this torque arm?...http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=212
    Yep that's the one. And I am glad to help.

    Ryan

  14. #14
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by UMI Performance View Post
    Yep that's the one. And I am glad to help.

    Ryan
    DAMNIT!!....thats not what i wanted to hear hahaha

    is it that much of a problem?

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    DAMNIT!!....thats not what i wanted to hear hahaha

    is it that much of a problem?
    We have very minimal issues with this but this was one of the main reasons for designing the 3-Point SFC's. But again very rare to see any issues, its just extra insurance and protection. Combined together they pretty much make an indestructible set up

  16. #16
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by UMI Performance View Post
    We have very minimal issues with this but this was one of the main reasons for designing the 3-Point SFC's. But again very rare to see any issues, its just extra insurance and protection. Combined together they pretty much make an indestructible set up
    guess im going with the 3point SFC lol

    hmmmm....so i should spend the $100 more and get the 3point hahaha

    thanks for the help

  17. #17
    Member xmarkx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    EAST bay area Cali
    Posts
    634

    black
    1999 camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    guess im going with the 3point SFC lol

    hmmmm....so i should spend the $100 more and get the 3point hahaha

    thanks for the help
    word of warning. the 3 points will scrape on speed bumps and sharply angled driveways with a 2 inch drop. like Ive said in other threads, it's the main reason I changed from a 17" wheel to a 19" wheel. now they don't scrape but I'm sure 19" wheels aren't desireable for the track.

  18. #18
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    word of warning. the 3 points will scrape on speed bumps and sharply angled driveways with a 2 inch drop. like Ive said in other threads, it's the main reason I changed from a 17" wheel to a 19" wheel. now they don't scrape but I'm sure 19" wheels aren't desireable for the track.
    well its more like a 1.5 drop i just wanted to be sure haha....thanks for the heads up

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    word of warning. the 3 points will scrape on speed bumps and sharply angled driveways with a 2 inch drop. like Ive said in other threads, it's the main reason I changed from a 17" wheel to a 19" wheel. now they don't scrape but I'm sure 19" wheels aren't desireable for the track.
    Yes this could be correct on a 2" drop, I completely forgot about it being lowered. The tunnel mounted torque arms for long tubes also aren't the best on vehicles lowered that much, which model were you planning on getting or what exhaust system do you have?

    Thanks!
    Ryan

  20. #20
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    Quote Originally Posted by UMI Performance View Post
    Yes this could be correct on a 2" drop, I completely forgot about it being lowered. The tunnel mounted torque arms for long tubes also aren't the best on vehicles lowered that much, which model were you planning on getting or what exhaust system do you have?

    Thanks!
    Ryan
    i got a prokit lowering springs....hooker 1 7/8 headers, ORY, hooker catback setup as thats what was on the car when i bought it

    i wanted to use this TQ arm>> http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=212

    with either 2 point (boxed) or 3point SFC

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. LCA relo brackets on non lowered cars
    By jonnyman in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-01-2013, 11:09 AM
  2. Need pics of lowered cars with adj torque arms??
    By devildogws6 in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 06-11-2010, 01:29 AM
  3. Lowered cars and tow Trucks!?
    By GOR1LA in forum General Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-23-2009, 07:39 AM
  4. 11 inch TT2's and & Lowered Cars
    By te-44 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-09-2007, 11:32 PM
  5. Is there a LT Header thats good for lowered cars?
    By 02_WS6 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-07-2005, 11:54 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •