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    Hi guys, my car is in my sig and I am definitely on the verge of buying some subframe connectors. I am determining on whether to get to bolt on ones or the weld on ones.

    Money is tight right now and I really don't wanna pay someone at a shop to weld them in on top of buying the sfc's as well.

    My question is, is there a considerable difference between them?? Anything I should know or be concerned about?

    And also I know boxed are better for strength but how much better?? I do plan on keeping this car and making it a monster in two years after college is over soo strength may be a issue. Can the tubular ones hold up and be reliable for a 10sec car??
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    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul-Duke View Post
    anyone?
    My are weld on's, I love them!

    I have herd the bolt ons need tightened down now and then... I also
    know if U do bolt on, well if down the line... get them welded in!

    Either way SFC's rock, I was so happy to get them!

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    UMI I have the bolt'ins but they can be welded later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Rich67 View Post
    UMI I have the bolt'ins but they can be welded later
    this is tru and umi is the best imo. i have the umi bolt-in's and i love them.

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    Thanks guys I appreciate your help, I think im gonna go w the bolt on ones

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    +1 on just getting the bolt ons.
    Even tho I havent welded them yet I plan to in the future.
    BTW I have had mine on for a while and never had to retighten the bolts.

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    no problems with mine. The fit and finish is great these really tuck up nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Rich67 View Post
    no problems with mine. The fit and finish is great these really tuck up nice
    same with mine. the umi is the best imo. you sould look at some of the sponsers like ky speed they just had a sale on umi stuff.

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    Ive got UMI 2 point bolt on SFC's. never had to tighten them down and instillation was simple in the driveway. Just put lock-tite on all the bolts you wont have a problem.

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate your input. I'm gonna grab a set asap =)

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    Just get them in either way.

    Decide that later... Enjoy!!!!

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    Lets Us know how the feel...
    They will be feeling great!!!


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    I just installed a set of UMI 3 point. FedEx dropped off at 7pm tonight and by 8:20 I was done. They fit great. I also bought the UMI adjustable lower control arms.
    Last edited by deepblue; 03-25-2009 at 05:49 PM.
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    I used UMI weld-in boxed SFC. Personally, i don't know how to weld yet, so i payed a shop to install them. I had them welded in and also the owner of the shop gusseted and welded the sides of the SFC to the seam along the rocker panel. Made the the car solid as a rock it was amazing, best suspension mod I've decided to do yet.

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    Never installed a set of SFC's on a car before.....I assume they would help even more with the vert?

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