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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-28-2001 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my connectors from Branda parts and they sent me the bolt on kind when I did say weld on style. Well I called and they said they are the same conncectors just one comes with holes so I can bolt it on, Is this true? If not is it a big deal if I do weld these ones on? Also I have read people saying have the weight on the tires when putting them on, But in these instrctuions it says let the suspention hang (no weight on the tires) So should I have it held up buy the frame or the tires?!?!
Thanks
-Jeff

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68fb
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From: LakeStevens, Wa. USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 03-28-2001 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68fb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure you can weld them on.. the mounting flanges should be the same. When I installed mine, I had the car supported by the rear axle and the front lower control arm attach points. I feel it is important to simulate the suspension supporting the car when fitting and installing. After 35 years or so, I'm sure each vehicle is stressed a little differently.

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Stang28965
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posted 03-29-2001 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, thanks, Did you notice any changes after the subs were installed? Did it get better tration or handle better? Thanks again.

-Jeff

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68fb
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posted 03-29-2001 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68fb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It did stiffen the car up noticeably. TCP logitudinal subframes, not the X style. I notice the difference around town as well as on the freeway. At the same time I was welding, I installed shelby style traction bars, which improved traction tremendously, so I can't really say how the subframes assisted traction.

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