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    Question Thinking about SFCs - What kind for a vert?

    I've got a 98 Z28 convertible and I'd like to stiffen up the chassis a bit.

    Questions:

    1. What are the differences with a bolt on and weld SFCs, and which would be better for a convertible?

    2. Who makes SFCs for convertibles & your opinions.

    3. How much is a good price for the install if they're wielded? (NC)


    I'm sorry if this is a re post and these questions have been commented on elsewhere, please send me a link to those discussions. I searched but couldn't get definitive answers.

    TIA
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    I sell UMI's SFC's for convertibles:

    Bolt-in: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=22&ModelID=7

    Weld-in: http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=22&ModelID=7

    Both are basically the same, and bolt-in's can be welded at any time if you see fit. For $10 bolt-in's are easy to install and you can see if you like them and save some bucks. Weld-ins become permanent and most can't install them because most can't weld.

    Can tell you a price on welding installation. Depends on labor rate, if they are already bolted in or not, how careful the installer is in prepping the car....
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    I can probably manage the install of the bolt-ons. I've done a lot of work to my W-Body, but this is the first that I've worked on the camaro. While I can weld, I'm terrible at it

    Can you install the bolt on's without a lift, maybe two stands in the rear of the car?

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    You can, but it's best to have all 4 wheels loaded if you can. Say all 4 on ramps, or on a drive on lift. You don't want the chassis bending because one end is jacked up.

    The install is simple, and really it's a no brainer to do the bolt-in's for the $10 more. If you want to weld them in at some point in the future, great. The only other difference is the weld-ins have two tabs to weld to that the bolt-ins do not. For me the choice is easy, because if the car needs SFC's you will see a bit difference with the bolt-ins and they are easier to install.

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    Have UMI bolt in SCF's myself, easy install off of stands. Just tighten em up with the car lowered.

    Welded em on a few months later with no problem.

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