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    What should I do?

    Got $500 to spend on whatever I want right now. Should I get 2pt sfc or save it and wait to get a rear end? Either way I will eventually have both.

    If you say sfc, what brand do you recommend, where to find them, ballpark figure of how much I'm looking at shipped to Hawaii? Also, is it worth buying new or find used?
    Suspension: Lower control arms (Spohn), Drive shaft safety loop, Torque arm (Edlebrock), Strut tower brace, Panhard Bar (BMR)

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    Exterior: Painted brake calipers (Red), Halo “Spyder” Headlights w/matching parking/turn signals (Black)

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    I'm using UMI. I like their product a lot. I plan on sticking with them for my build. In fact I just ordered a PHB, TA, TA relocate kit, LCAs to go with my 2 point SFC's & TSB.


    Ask your self this.....Are you planning on doing strip & street or any autocross racing?

    2 points are good for strip & street.

    3 points are more robust & are great for autocross.

    3 points are better then 2 points & both are better then nothing.


    Hurry if you order today you get the 15% discount. It ends today!!!



    With $500 you can get these:

    (these prices below are with the 15% discount)
    3pt b/i $289
    3pt w/i $271
    2pt b/i $151
    2pt w/i $145

    LCA's on car adjustable with poly & roto joint $ 178.49


    Depending on what you get you can knock out a couple of things.

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    I have lca already. Which is strange why prevuousbowner didnt finish the job. As far as the panhard bar, is there a stock one that needs to be replaced? Like the rear end for example.

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    Yes, I ordered the PHB that can be adjusted on the car with poly & roto joint.

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    Umi also or different? Bolt in or weld for the sfc?

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    Yes UMI,


    SFC's

    Bolt in you can bolt on with ease then later if you want to weld in you can. They are used mostly by ppl that do not have the equipment or are not able to weld. Plus it gives you the option of taking them off if you later down the road decide to sell the car.


    Mine are weld in.


    Other brands to look at too are Strano & BMR.


    I using UMI only so that is what I'm taking about them so much. If you have any questions about their product you can PM Ryan His member id is UMI Performance. If you call you can talk with their tech rep Jerry. He gave me real solid info when I talked with him last week.

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    Perfect. Thanks.

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    Solid advice here. The guys over at UMI know their stuff and offer a top quality product. I have some of their pieces and I'm satisfied with the structural integrity and fitment.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Smw, i still have that build sheet you sent me so i will refer to that for websites and parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Solid advice here. The guys over at UMI know their stuff and offer a top quality product. I have some of their pieces and I'm satisfied with the structural integrity and fitment.
    Sounds good. I will be giving these guys a call soon. Only thing i am worried about is the shipping costing more than the product

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    Check out kyspeed. Not sure about Hawaii but my shipping was free. Worth checking at least. I just ordered my 3pt UMI sfc's from them

    LS6 Intake, LS6 VCT, E^2 Catch Can, Hooker LTs and ORY, Magnaflow Cat-Back, 3" QTP electric cutout, UMI adj LCA, PHB, 3 pt SFCs, STB, MGW Shifter, SLP lid and bellow, Free-Mods, Tuned by BlueCat


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    How much if you dont mind me asking?

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    UMI should be the same pricing as kyspeed. They always were in the past. I've always had free shipping with orders over $100, but of course Hawaii is usually the exception.

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    without them being a sponsor i'm not sure what i can and cant say. they usually are very similar in price but i noticed when i went to order my sfc's that they were about $40 cheaper on kyspeed. throw in free shipping, and it was the cheaper route this time for sure.

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    Box style or tubular?

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    Box style is stronger. That is what I got.

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    much debated topic but for the most part many believe that box style is the stronger.


    I have the tubular on mine.

    Both from UMI tuck up real nice that you have to get on the ground and look up in order to see them when compared to other brands.

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    Box style are stronger. I calculated the stress on each given the shape. I'm an engineer and I like knowing these things.

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    so what did the calculations show?

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    I got tubular 3pt

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