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Old Feb 17th, 16, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Which subframe connectors?

I'm trying to choose a good set of connectors and solid bushings for my '79 RS. This spring I'll be putting another 100 hp in the stable pushing it close to 500 hp. They all claim to be the best; but, talk is cheap. I've looked at Hotchkis, Competition Engineering and Custom Works. What brands have you found to work best? BTW, I do plan on welding these in.
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 02:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 05:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Dse but you have to cut the floor pans.
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 05:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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DSE here on 2 of my cars, I've had bolt on before and they never seemed to do much, I noticed a big difference with the weld in!
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 07:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As many brands of frame connectors there are I would not buy any that I would have to cut my floor. Check out the subframe connectors and aluminum interloc bushings from Global West. http://www.globalwest.net/1970-1971-...nectors-g.html. Another brand I would check out is Hotchkis. http://www.hotchkis.net/product/1974...&md=432&sm=449 If you decide you want bolt on connectors check out Competition Engineering. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ce...t/model/camaro Use the part# 809 aluminum bushings for standard height and part# 819 for 1/2 drop.http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gl...t/model/camaro or http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gl...t/model/camaro
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 08:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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+1 on the Global West. Cutting thru the floor boards is just overkill and something I wasn't going to do. GW's tuck up nice and tight,
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 09:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Dse top notch
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Dse but you have to cut the floor pans.

Never ran into that issue. Is it just drop top cars?
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Old Feb 18th, 16, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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As many brands of frame connectors there are I would not buy any that I would have to cut my floor. Check out the subframe connectors and aluminum interloc bushings from Global West. http://www.globalwest.net/1970-1971-...nectors-g.html. Another brand I would check out is Hotchkis. http://www.hotchkis.net/product/1974...&md=432&sm=449 If you decide you want bolt on connectors check out Competition Engineering. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ce...t/model/camaro Use the part# 809 aluminum bushings for standard height and part# 819 for 1/2 drop.http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gl...t/model/camaro or http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gl...t/model/camaro
I wanted overkill I have a procharged big block with no roll bar. So welding the floor to the subframe connectors made the car extremely rigid for a convertible.
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Never ran into that issue. Is it just drop top cars?
I am not sure what you mean? With the dse on my convertible I had to cut the floors. I actually used to feel the car twisting before the DSE.
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I wanted overkill I have a procharged big block with no roll bar. So welding the floor to the subframe connectors made the car extremely rigid for a convertible.



I am not sure what you mean? With the dse on my convertible I had to cut the floors. I actually used to feel the car twisting before the DSE.

On the coupe cars. The connectors followed the contour of the floor. I was thinking on convertible maybe that changed for more strength
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On the coupe cars. The connectors followed the contour of the floor. I was thinking on convertible maybe that changed for more strength
I thought with the DSE it was the same coupe or convertible. I know a lot of people don't want to cut up their floors so this would be a bad option for them. It is just that the op has a big block also.
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Old Feb 19th, 16, 06:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Call Mike Hoover (901)491-3812 and get a good set of custom ones built Plus J.P. Is right in your neighbor hood and he can do them also. Both people have worked on my stuff and are top notch. Build them. Larry
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