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    Question SLP SFC fitment?

    i just bought SLP bolt-on subframe connectors for my 2000 WS6 and tried to install them today, they didn't seem to fit correctly but i know i had the correct placement, has anyone else had any issues with SFCs not fitting? i had ramps on the back of the car and put jackstands on the frame rails behind the front tires, i properly cut the fuel line heat shield also, after i bolted them to control arms the other bolts didnt line up correctly and the SFCs didn't line up flush with the frame, any help is greatly appreciated

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    The method you used to jack the car up might have been the problem. You want the car under a load when you bolt in the SFC's so all 4 need to be on a ramp. That's my best guest. Check it out though and see if that helps

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    i was kind of thinking that too, when i get the time i'll have to try keeping the suspension loaded, do you think it would work to put jackstands under the A-arms? i know SLP usually has superb fit so i hope that solves the problem

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    if u can get yourself or have some of those drive up ramps just jack up the frontend and put the ramps underneath the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998
    The method you used to jack the car up might have been the problem. You want the car under a load when you bolt in the SFC's so all 4 need to be on a ramp. That's my best guest. Check it out though and see if that helps
    RedPhoenix is right. I have the SLP bolt-on SFCs on my car; they have to be installed with the car's weight on the tires, not jacked up in the air. They should fit properly then.

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    How the hell do you do that then when you can't get up on a hoist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    How the hell do you do that then when you can't get up on a hoist?
    You cant use a standard hoist--muffler shops commonly use the type that the cars wheels sit on steel plates that run the full length of the car. Thats the lift that you have to use.

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    oh duh ... my dad has one of those type of hoists. My bad ... seriously . Brain fart. all the liqour from new years is getting to me -_-'.

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    Well, you can do what I did when I have to do suspension work. Have 4 ramps one for each wheel. Make sure the Ebrake is on for this one. Jack the front first then slige the ramps under the car. Jack the rear up next by the differential and put the ramps under the rear. When you lower ther jack, the rear will settle down a tad then work away.

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    I muscled mine in when the car was still on the ground.
    Not that it was easy, but it took only an hour and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998
    The method you used to jack the car up might have been the problem. You want the car under a load when you bolt in the SFC's so all 4 need to be on a ramp. That's my best guest. Check it out though and see if that helps
    If your cars not lowered you might be able to install the sfc's without putting it on ramps...otherwise you might be able to work something out with a good muffler shop...pay to use their lift or just have them do it.

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    The guy who does the wheel alignment on my car has a Hunter system where you drive the car up on a pair of ramps that run the length of the car. The ramps then get lifted up about 4 1/2 feet on pivoting arms. The ramp platform also has built-in hydraulic lifts that support the frame when he puts the sensor assemblies onto the wheel. You need to find that type of lift. The alignment is done with the car's weight on the tires; the front tires sit on "lazy susan" plates so he can turn the wheels lock-to-lock during the alignment process. P.S. he installed my SFCs, then did the alignment.
    Last edited by Fastcar; 01-04-2006 at 08:56 PM.

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    Here is a install page on it! Hope this helps!

    http://www.bowlingss.com/Mods/Bolt-O...Connectors.htm

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    Well, I installed the SFCs last weekend, it took some drilling but after that the fitment was good and everything eventually lined up correctly, thanks to everyone who gave advice and responded, it really helped, I've noticed a significant difference in the suspension rigidity and I'm very satisfied with the results

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