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Old 05-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Do i need more than subframe connectors

So I have been dragging my 88 gt ft the 3 years I have owned it and it is starting to show in a bad way I noticed on the door frame that the floor pan is separating from the door and there is Signs of the frame buckling

As of right now the car has 11.50 et streets for the track and nt05s for the occasional car meets I am going to be putting a fully forged 408 into it in the next few months hopefully in the 450+ range I am for sure getting subframe connectors is there anything else I should do or should that hold it together pretty decent
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Well anything u can do to stiffen it up do it foxes are filmsey cars
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I have heard many recommend torque box reinforcement plates...
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I have heard many recommend torque box reinforcement plates...
Yes do the t box reinforcements is it a hatch? Cuz they twist easy with out sub frames but check in side your t box by the lower control arm where the bolt is an feel around it for cracks on both sides an around the t boxs to cuz if you have been lunching the car really hard they may be getting bad just trying to save ye from ripping a lower control arm out an making the car useless...iv seen it happen before not a good this to see

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But if you cage it that will help alot an probably stop the twisting an probably safer then not having one to :p
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Torque boxes, several companies do reinforcing for them, google it. Subframes and t boxes are some of the most necessary fox mods.
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So torque boxes would be more important than the subframe connectors? The car is not running at the moment saving up for the 408 so I am gonna build it to handle the power
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So torque boxes would be more important than the subframe connectors? The car is not running at the moment saving up for the 408 so I am gonna build it to handle the power
No both are needed if your doing the 1/4 alot an with a 408 id cage it to before you twist it to bad an you should post a pic where you floor an splitting away from the rocker?? As you were saying it was?
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It's probably not bad enough for a picture but the floor pan is separating from the door frame and the door frame is buckling in the middle
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Are you sure the car is saveable? I mean if the frame is twisted it might be a better idea to find a clean roller and swap all your stuff over. Unless you have a special attachment to this specific car.

But if its ok then for sure full length subframes, k member brace if you are on the stock K, torque box reinforcements, tubular LCAs and I'm guessing you already have a cage if you are in the 11s.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #10
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The damage isn't bad yet but it is starting so I am gonna save it now since the motor is blown and I am leaving the country for awhile

It doesn't run 11s yet it has 11.50 tires on it
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