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SFC on high mileage daily driver????

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    Question SFC on high mileage daily driver????

    I bought a 1999 Camaro Z28, and put Dynatech headers and Borla exhaust on it. It has 95,000 miles, never been hit, slight dimple in rear quarter from flexing. Should I put SFC on ?? It's my daily driver.

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    I had SLP Bolt-in SFCs on my 2002 Ram Air and have Wolfe weld-in SFCs in my 2002 SS. Both were/are daily drivers. Made tha cars much more rigid feeling when making turns, they stayed pretty fat through the turn.

    Do you need SFCs? Probably not, but one benefit I have found over the years, and I believe it is because I have SFCs, my car has far fewer squeaks/rattles than other F bodies I have been in, especially in cars with T Tops.

    In my mind, it is a worthwhile investment.

    Hope this is helpful.

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    But is it too late with the high mileage already on the car?

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    Put them on. Never to many miles to install them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSchumacherfan View Post
    But is it too late with the high mileage already on the car?

    No, it is not. Only real issue I can think of is with a bolt in SFC, the car could be a little off as far as the connection points, but, if the car has not been wrecked/repaired, i would think there is little chance of you having an issue actually installing the SFCs.

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    I bought my 99 Z last year and put the bolt on UMI SFC's along with an adjustable PHB. It had over 122,000 miles on it then and it made it ride/drive much better. I did notice a drop in the amount of squeaks now. I also have the T-tops.

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    I'll second the use for daily driving, I use mine daily from april to october and have bolt in SFC's. Very neat upgrade to feel after you have them on, I went through like 1/4 tank of gas taking turns hard and stuff, lots of fun. I would def. do at least bolt in ones though, goodluck!

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    +1 on sfc's

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    The only time I can think of that it would be too late for SFCs was if the frame wasn't straight. As long as the frame is straight, put them on.

    I also moved this to the suspension forum so that Eugenio, Strano and SOW will see it and chime in.
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    I have SFCs on my daily driver and they are the first mod I recommend for Fbodys. Its never too late to install them and they well help prevent more flexing from happening.
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    Thumbs up late???

    I have 152k on my 98 z28 and I just added the bolt-on sfc a couple of months ago. I really felt the difference on curves and some launches. Mine is also a DD. Get 'em you won't be dissapointed.

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    forgot to mention the lost of old anoying squeaks and t-top rattles.

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    Thanks for all your help. I'm the second owner, I bought it from a good friend and its never been hit. NO T Tops. Thought I would get the bolt ons and weld later on.
    My 1990 Firebird has two sets of sub frame connectors, Kemmy Brown and Alston and the roof still cracked above the doors with NO t tops also. It also has a Competition Engineering 8 point weld in cage and the drivers door sags when I jack it up. Go figure?

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    They got rid of a lot of squeaks and rattles on my old 94 coupe and tightened up the body on my 99 t-top. It's amazing how much they do.

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    It is never too late for SFC's esp. since they are aloud in SCCA racing.

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