Subframe connector question
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10-12-2010, 04:46 PM #21
Na no pics it's been a bit from now on. I'll start taking pics haha
10-12-2010, 08:36 PM #22
- Join Date
- Apr 2010
- Alpharetta, Ga
04 Cobra 'vert - M6 mysti
- 02 WS6 coupe - A4 red
10-16-2010, 10:17 AM #23
I put ramps under the back wheels and put stands underneath the lower a arms. it scratched the he'll out of them but right after I was done with the SFC I put in new A arms
10-17-2010, 05:44 PM #24
i just went out and bought a 2nd set of ramps. worked great for me
10-18-2010, 08:15 PM #25
10-18-2010, 09:08 PM #26
Two sets of jack stands- one set under front control arms, one pair under the rear axle. That's all you need to do.
Just put the UMI 3-point bolt-in SFCs under my bird. 2-points are good, but if you have t-tops, the 3's are the way to go. Got them from Mark at KYSpeed.com- shipped fast. They look great and match the red on all my components from MidWest Chassis. The smooth tubes look slick.
After you get them on the jackstands, remove the center brace and pull the bolt from one side's LCA and set the SFC up against the bottom of the car, and hold it up by sliding the bolt through the LCA hold. Put the threaded piece of metal in the front subframe and hand tighten the bolts. Install the the second side the same way. After you get all six bolts hand tight, set the center brace back up and run the four bolts in. Torque everything down and then take the car off the jackstands. Literally took less than 20 minutes to install.2000 Pontiac Firehawk #0041 of 742
10-19-2010, 09:40 AM #27(umi) k-mbr (w/ poly mounts), upper non adj. A arms, lower adj. A arms, front sway bar, 3 point SFC, TA relo (w/ poly mount), TA, drag bar.
(bmr) tunnel brace, adj. rod end LCA , adj. rod end PHB, sportlines w/ hose mod, bilsteins
19x12,19x10 spyders 335/30 275/35 NTO5's
10-19-2010, 10:24 AM #28
10-19-2010, 10:49 AM #29
Last edited by nichoLaS1; 10-19-2010 at 11:17 AM.
10-19-2010, 10:51 AM #30
I wondered the same thing! Getting them on two sets of jackstands is easy- you put the jack under the subframe on the side and just lift one side at a time.
10-19-2010, 11:15 AM #31
Where's a safe place to put them under the A-arms.. unfort. i only have one set of jackstands and one set of ramps.. I'm probably going to end up backing the car onto the ramps and putting the stands under the front. thus far, i've only had jackstands under the rear axle so I'm not sure of the best place to put em up front
10-19-2010, 11:24 AM #32
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- 2002 Camaro
I think it would be easier to drive the front onto the ramps and then jack up the rear and put the jack stands under the axle. When driving the front onto the ramps, you might want to get a couple sections of 2x12 boards to drive the rears onto to give a little extra clearance. It will make sliding a jack under it easier. (with the front on ramps the rear will be hanging down low and hard to fit a jack underneath it, hence the use of a couple sections of boards)
10-19-2010, 11:49 AM #33
10-19-2010, 12:32 PM #34
I've never trusted ramps- my buddy's 5.0 rolled off and the only thing that stopped it was my car's front bumper. He had Supertrapps sticking out the rear that literally hung onto the front of my car. I was a dumbass for parking behind him, he was a dumbass and forgot that little thing called an emergency brake. Of course, we were like 17 or 18- prime age for dumbassedness...
To put a load on the front, put the jackstands under the control arms and lower down. For the rear, put the jackstands under the axle tubes. This is how mine has been sitting for two months in my garage while I waited for the MWC rear and it hasn't fallen yet.
10-19-2010, 01:33 PM #35
to get wheel ramps under the front wheels, Jack the car under the middle of the k member.
to get wheel ramps under the rear wheels, Jack the car up under the middle of the rear end.
my car is lowered on sportlines w/ hose mod in the rear, AKA it's slammed lol
10-19-2010, 04:03 PM #36
i used to put the Jack stands under the swar bar bushings (in the rear) but now that I have greasable poly bushings the nipple on the bushings prevents me from putting the stands there so I use wheel ramps now
10-20-2010, 05:13 AM #37
10-20-2010, 02:57 PM #38
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