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SFC Bolt-on VS. Weld-in

This is a discussion on SFC Bolt-on VS. Weld-in within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Heres the deal. I just do daily driving so I dont feel that I need 300+ dollar SFC's so im ...

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    SFC Bolt-on VS. Weld-in

    Heres the deal. I just do daily driving so I dont feel that I need 300+ dollar SFC's so im trying to go thre cheap route. I can get J&M Weld-in connectors for 124 bucks shipped and UMI bolt-on for 175 shipped. I assume that I can do the bolt-in ones myself but I have no idea how to weld so the question is. Would it cost more than 50 bucks (the difference in price between the two) to pay a body shop to weld the SFC's in?

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    You have to think down the road that they will bend or rust or both then bolt on would be the better choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    You have to think down the road that they will bend or rust or both then bolt on would be the better choice
    wow. I didn't even think about that.

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    Or if you just like to climb under the car once a month and tighten them back up OK!!
    And if you go to the track ........ about every third pass!!!

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    I check mine when I change my oil they are never loose and requier now adjustments

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    no sorry its early

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    I've my bolt on sfc's on for 6 months with multiple times at the track and they are as tight as when i first bolted them on.

    Personally i wouldn't want the weld-on's because what if you want to sell the car. OR more importantly like stated above, what if they rust or bend. just my .02 cents

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    I've had my boltons for 3 years now and have never had to tighten them. Tho I did go to Fasten-All and got top quality bolts, lock washers, and nuts to install them.
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    Well I guess he could just put bolt on's and if he has the same prob.
    just have them welded to fix the prob. (it fix mine)

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    What kind of bolt on sfc did you have this problem with also how much power are you puting down

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    just putting in my $.02 im a trained welder so i know abit on that end i was always told that its worse to put holes in the metal and bolt things together because moisture gets in the holes and creates rust and weaken ur holes over time. a weld if done properly will only create surface rust and if ur sfc's bend u shouldnt have put them on the car in the first place. just a thought i dont favor either way more just something to think about

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    do you have to drill holes for the bolt ons?

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    Mine were welded on! I like them as is... but who knows down the line!!!
    They sure made a bid difference.

    I could have went either way?

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    this is lame, you should do a search. both tighten the same for your needs. bolt ons need to be checked for tightness. weld ons are a permanent
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    i know what ure sayin danger but i was actually needing to ask something about bolt on vs. weld in as well:
    Is it hard at all to line up a weld in set of subframe connectors? My buddy said he was gonna get the bolt on's and just weld em in instead because he didn't want to mess up lining them up, but from the ad it seemed anyone could line em up.. What should i do in that regard, my ultimate goal for this car is maybe low 400s at the wheels and as for now it has 386rhwp, so it's nothing really really intense. What do ya'll reccommend?

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    I have bolt on, only had to tighten them once. I like the setup because I can take them off someday if I sell the car. Some people might be turned off from an SS that has stuff welded to it. Just my thoughts, good luck though!

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    alright just to let everyone know i have never put in sfc's but i will some day and i will probably go weld in jus because i love to weld and i work for a suspension parts vendor that u all know so its not like i know nothing on the matter but different people want different things and i know i will never sell my car so i dont mind welding things in. when it comes to bolt-on's vs. weld-in i think that can only be decided by what u wanna do with the car down the road. like if u wanna sell it or not.

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    My bolt ons bolted to existing holes in the body

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    i'm thinkin i'll go weld in with these, i don't think i'll ever sell the car lol

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    Isnt bolt on's easyer? If you cant weld.. then u would have to pay for someone to do it.

    So in the end isnt bolt on's cheaper too? Im bout to do bolt on's.
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