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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 16, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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LS friend aftermarket subframes

Are there any aftermarket subframes that already resolve clearance issues with a/c compressor, alternator, p/s and the frame. im in the market for suspension and i have a GTO LS1.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 16, 11:09 AM
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Re: LS friend aftermarket subframes

Art Morrison works with stock 4th gen F body accessories and oil pan. If you want to use a Sanden compressor you can use the Allan Grove low mount bracket and a rear exit compressor.

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Re: LS friend aftermarket subframes

So it will clear everything and i just have to use the sanden for aftermarket a/c compatibility?

Any more recommendations? Its looks like i'll spend over $1000 just in brackets, compressor, pump,alt if i use stock subframe.
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Re: LS friend aftermarket subframes

There are lots of aftermarket subframes for the 1st gen with an LS motor, Speedtech, Detroitspeed, I would just pick one of them and call. I had great success with Speedtech when I called them they are very helpful.

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So it will clear everything and i just have to use the sanden for aftermarket a/c compatibility?

Any more recommendations? Its looks like i'll spend over $1000 just in brackets, compressor, pump,alt if i use stock subframe.
You'll have $1000 or more in any front drive set-up you use with the stock or aftermarket subframes. GM, Holley, or others.
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You'll have $1000 or more in any front drive set-up you use with the stock or aftermarket subframes. GM, Holley, or others.
So no aftermarket subframe will position the engine to avoid relocating accessories? I see
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So it will clear everything and i just have to use the sanden for aftermarket a/c compatibility?
Yes with F body accessories. I have done it so I know it works. I also used it with stock LSA accessory drive and LSA oil pan. Pics with the F body accessories here:

https://www.artmorrison.com/gallery/...g2_itemId=1044

This is the only subframe I am aware of that was designed this way. Somewhere on LS1tech.com is a post of pics that I posted with the Sanden compressor mounted low on the Allan Grove bracket.

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So no aftermarket subframe will position the engine to avoid relocating accessories? I see
Art Morrison does. I have done it....

Compare the F body accessories to the GTO accessories to assess if they will work. I am guessing they will...

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Re: LS friend aftermarket subframes

Don, NICE ! I never knew the AM didn't require an accessory change, thats a SWEET subframe
Anyway you look at it, looks like SpeedTech or AM you'll end up at about the same amount in the end ... $7500 or so

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