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Subframe connector woes

This is a discussion on Subframe connector woes within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Put 'em in about 750 miles ago. They made the car tighter, for damn sure, but, as there were already ...

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    Subframe connector woes

    Put 'em in about 750 miles ago. They made the car tighter, for damn sure, but, as there were already 155k on the clock, I think I might have jumped the gun by not getting the body straightened first. It took some custom work to get the pass. side to fit, and now the car squeaks and creaks worse than it did before.

    Any ideas? Just run it this way... no biggie, right?

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    Are they welded or bolted on? What do you mean by should have gotten the body straightened out first? Has it been wrecked before?
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    i did mine at 120xxx miles.........i think it made the worn out lca bushing and sway bar bushings show themselfs,but after replacing them it is quite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Are they welded or bolted on? What do you mean by should have gotten the body straightened out first? Has it been wrecked before?
    they're welded, but they say you should have a body shop look at it and make sure it's aligned right before you put them in. reason being, these cars produce so much torque that they can actually twist the subframes or some junk like that just from getting romped on all the time.

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    get the whole bushing kit from summit..take care of the stupid annoying noise and a bit of difference of ride quality ..i went through this bs

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard head View Post
    they're welded, but they say you should have a body shop look at it and make sure it's aligned right before you put them in. reason being, these cars produce so much torque that they can actually twist the subframes or some junk like that just from getting romped on all the time.
    I was worried about that too when i got mine put on at 80k. I asked the guy who was welding them on and he said that your frame should be fine if you are at stock or near stock power levels. He owns a LS1 performance shop and has welded many sets of SFC's so he knows what he is talking about. So i wouldn't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_LS1 View Post
    This is a great help cause i think that may be why mine clunks when taking off or slow cornering
    that sounds more like a LCA that isn't torqued down all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    that sounds more like a LCA that isn't torqued down all the way

    How tight should it be? tight until i cant tighten it anymore or is there a poundage?

    cause it was a pita to get undone

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    I just installed welded BMR SFC about 1 month ago and the passenger side SFC makes a lot of squeaking noises. Sounds like it's coming from the LCA, but I took it to the weld shop and they toruqed the rear bolts and it stopped for one day and started up again, even worse this time. Like metal to metal squeaking..... have you guys experienced this?

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