Originally posted by mobiuslogic+Feb 5 2004, 12:46 PM-->QUOTE (mobiuslogic @ Feb 5 2004, 12:46 PM)
@Feb 4 2004, 02:29 PM
There are two different sub-frame modifications. The sub-frame bushings do not require any welding. The sub-frame connectors require a bracket on Gen 3 and 4 cars.
Well can I just put in the sub-frame bushings and forget the connectors or do I need the connectors because I have a gen 4? What's the difference between the subframe modifications? Jeez, this is getting aggravating.
They are completely different modifications. You can do either, or both (or neither
) You can do either one first.
The subframe bushings are a modification to the front
subframe. It stiffens the connection between the front subframe and the main frame. It improves steering responsiveness by forcing the front subframe and chassis to respond together more quickly.
The subframe connectors are a modification to the rear
subframe. They strengthen the connection between the rear subframe and the main frame. It will prevent the frame from twisting independently of the rear suspension. The effect is not as great on Gen3/4 as Gen1/2 because the unibody frame was stiffened beginning with Gen3.
I have the aluminum bushings on my Gen3, but not the connectors. This is because I could put bushings in myself, but my welding skills are poor. I have a set of connectors on order from Anonda Motorsports for eventual installation. I bought the bushings from SHO Nut Performance.
Note that my knowledge about both of these modifications comes from reading this forum and the SHO Forum, not from my limited pre-existing automotive skills. These modifications have both been covered many times in both of those forums