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rm302 boss
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posted 04-02-2003 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where is a good place to find sub frame connectors??
Rene

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capri man
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posted 04-03-2003 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
most any place like jegs, summit etc. or my favorite, s&w race cars.

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rm302 boss
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posted 04-03-2003 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have looked at a few and they look cheep...And not worth the price. I am thing about making my own..
Rene

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posted 04-03-2003 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rene you need to get a copy of the "Mustang Performance Handbook Vol.2" It has plans for constructing your own connectors from plain steel. It also tells you how to modify your chassis in great detail. Which production parts to swap for junk yard parts and just about anything you need to know about a Fox chassis. It is geared to doing it yourself.

The M&M Bookstore has a link to volume 1 but you want volume 2.

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rm302 boss
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posted 04-03-2003 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like my new bible?? Any one lnow where i can get a copy?
Rene

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posted 04-03-2003 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

click here

He will custom make them for $125.

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Scott G
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posted 04-03-2003 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott G   Click Here to Email Scott G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.maximummotorsports.com/sfc.asp

I have heard very good things about this company and their product. If you get the non powdercoated version, it is only $119.

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posted 04-03-2003 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they were powder coated how do you weld them in?? Must be bolt in's.. gotcha..
Thanks guys..
Rene

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posted 04-03-2003 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott G   Click Here to Email Scott G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by rm302 boss:
If they were powder coated how do you weld them in??

Nope, you just grind the powdercoat off in the spots you need to weld. These are weld in full length units.

Scott

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rm302 boss
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posted 04-03-2003 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to see the full length ones installed on some thing.. I sent them some mail.. Thank for the heads up on them.
Rene

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posted 04-03-2003 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott G   Click Here to Email Scott G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you look up at the top of the Maximum Motorsports page on subframe connectors, they have the installation instructions for the various different types. The instructions don't have a good picture of the full setup, but they do have lots of good detailed pictures if you want to check that out. Glad to have helped.

Scott

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posted 04-03-2003 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks...
Rene

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posted 04-05-2003 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After looking at the car i think i am going to make my own and install them in the floor pan for more strength and a more even distribution of weight... Sticking them in the car is much better than hanging them out side the car.
Rene

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posted 04-10-2003 02:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holy cow, that Mustang prep book #2 is just my kind of book.... Don't want to buy it build it... here are all the blue prints... I like it, I like it... If you do not own it, get it..
Rene

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posted 04-10-2003 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Scott G:
http://www.maximummotorsports.com/sfc.asp

I have heard very good things about this company and their product. If you get the non powdercoated version, it is only $119.

Scott


I love their camber plates.... Just lots of $$$$
Rene

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posted 04-10-2003 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm happy that you are enjoying the Vol 2 book. I have always bought stuff but that book prompted me to buy a TIG welder and do my own.

John

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posted 04-10-2003 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rm302 boss:
I love their camber plates.... Just lots of $$$$
Rene

I have the Maximum Motorsport caster/camber plates on my 90. I really like the suspension products offered by Maximum Motorsport. They have a good rep and their products, while maybe not as expensive as Griggs Racing, are almost as comparable.

Plus ya gotta love a company that sells Mustang stuff and their initials are M&M!

Stewart

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rm302 boss
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posted 04-10-2003 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And they are baiting us about a sponsorship...
I have been going back and forth with them about products and they seem to be interested in M&M.
I have been told that we would all get racer net on parts..
Rene

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posted 04-10-2003 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THAT would be freaking awesome. I've been salivating over their "Grip in a Box" package deals for awhile now. And since I have to restore my '90 (stolen and stripped), I figured I might as well go big and do EVERYTHING! Engine rebuilt, modified, and SUPERCHARGED! Suspension, including a 5-lug conversion and bigger disk brakes. Upgrade to a 6-speed to handle all the newfound power, and replacement Cervini's parts for the ones stolen!

Yeah, baby! Heh heh heh, I need to hit the damn lottery for what I've been dreaming about doing to the Silver Fox.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 04-10-2003 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to subframe connectors, I run a convertible chassis stiffening kit and a 4 point K-member brace. I never got around to the strut tower braces but they make sense. On a hatchback that's full race, I'd look into some bracing back there too. The hatch is a big hole that reduces stiffness.

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rm302 boss
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posted 04-10-2003 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you ever read Mustang Performance Hand book part 2???? I am going to install full length sub frames, the rocker panel reinforcement unit, rear shock tower brace and have kicked around a 6 point later (After GRM). I realy want to move the engine back 2 inches to even out the weight better. If i go with coil overs i want to fabricate a set of adjustable upper and lower control arms..
Rene

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posted 04-21-2003 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've built a couple sets of sub-frame connectors and they are pretty simple to build. The vol 2 book is the best book I've used next to the Doorslammers hand book.
Roger

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