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This is a discussion on S&W sub frame connectors within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I'm planning on buying a full suspension from S&W race cars. They are only about 45min. from me so I ...

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    S&W sub frame connectors

    I'm planning on buying a full suspension from S&W race cars. They are only about 45min. from me so I figure it's cheaper paying sales tax than shipping. Just wondering if anyone has any of their products?
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    I like their sfc's design . It conects both sides together and remounts their torque arm on it. Check out their site www.swracecars.com

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    What does everyone else think?

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    Just ordered all my suspension parts today, I'll let you guys know how they look when I get them.

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    What exactly did you order?

    If you ordered SFC 's, did you go with weld-in, bolt-on, box, tube etc?

    If you ordered shocks, struts, lowering springs etc. again which ones did you buy?

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    I got bolt in sfc's and they have a crossmember that ties both sides together and remounts your torque arm on it, I also purchased lca's,phr,QA1 shocks for up front and drag springs. Hopefully everything is nice.

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    It sounds like it's gonna be.

    I really want the SFC setup you ordered, but I plan to lower this car at least 1.5 inches and I'm afraid ground clearance will become an issue.

    Hey, do me a favor and post pics when you're done would you? Thanks.

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    I got to get a digital camera or have a buddy do it for me if you wanna see pics. I don't think ground clearance will be too much of an issue with what they got. Not 100% sure though. I'll try to let you know.

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    those QA1s will do you good.. seen nothing but good things from them at the track (not on my car sadly) are the SFCs like the SLP ones?

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    No, I guess you could say they are more like a BMR or spohn tubular style but they include a crossbrace to tie both sides together. Then their adjustable torque arm mounts on it.

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    Just picked up the suspenion parts yesterday. To me it all looks very nice. I know that doesn't mean anything but once I get a digital camera I'll post pictures up. So far the parts look to be worth the money. Once my rear comes I'll get to work on everything else.

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    Here's a picture of the sfc kit S&W makes.

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    Also I took these, they aren't the best pictures but you'll get the point. Torque Arm, Panhard, and the Lca's.

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    That style SFC will give excellent ground clearance.

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    Yeah it should, but my current y-pipe is not gonna work. So I think I'm gonna sell my ory and my cat-back. Probably have something else made up for it. I have the whole exhuast sitting the way it needs to be to sit natural and it will just take to much heating and bending to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28misfit View Post
    Yeah it should, but my current y-pipe is not gonna work. So I think I'm gonna sell my ory and my cat-back. Probably have something else made up for it. I have the whole exhuast sitting the way it needs to be to sit natural and it will just take to much heating and bending to make it work.
    just cut a 2' section out and redo it.

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    I don't think that will work. The sfc's have a built in bracket for a driveshaft loop that they sent with the sfc's. The ory is going to hit that and the crossmember, and it's not where the Y is straight, it's right where it is straight after it bends around from the drivers side to the tranny. It's a Pacesetter ory. My dad and I both looked at it and we are both auto technicians and pretty much figure theres no way to fudge the exhaust around it. I mean if we really , really tried then maybe, but the exhuast will just look like some redneck hack job. I take too much pride in my car and work to let it look like shit.

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    I think it will fit. This is the one I have and it has less clearance than that one. I fit a 3" pipe and dual 2.5". I may be wrong and not see something you do. I would at least customize a y-pipe rather than rip the whole exhaust off.

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    The crossmember on mine looks like it crosses straight across but if you look close enough there is a slight bend in it. I may be able to get the y to fit but we took a quick look at it, nothing to indepth. But it just looks like it might be too much of a hassle to make work. I think I'm gonna drop the exhuast, and get sfc's all bolted in and go from there. If it is managable then, great, if not , it's no big dissappointment too me. I want true duals anyways. Hoping to do an x pipe setup with two SLP loudmouth 1 bullets. Should be just as loud as my loudmouth setup I have now. Hoping for it too be louder though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28misfit View Post
    The crossmember on mine looks like it crosses straight across but if you look close enough there is a slight bend in it. I may be able to get the y to fit but we took a quick look at it, nothing to indepth. But it just looks like it might be too much of a hassle to make work. I think I'm gonna drop the exhuast, and get sfc's all bolted in and go from there. If it is managable then, great, if not , it's no big dissappointment too me. I want true duals anyways. Hoping to do an x pipe setup with two SLP loudmouth 1 bullets. Should be just as loud as my loudmouth setup I have now. Hoping for it too be louder though.
    Hell Yeah! Go with true duals! I fit two, 2.5" pipes and the driveshaft in with the DSL.

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