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Old 12-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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Sub Frame connectors?

Do these make a noticable difference? I've heard from 2 convertable owners it's a huge deal, feedback?
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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Full length MMs on mine and made huge difference in handling, launch, and even the ride of the car over hard bumps at higher speeds. Basically what i noticed is that the suspension is taking all of the load where the body took a lot before. Its hard to explain the difference it really made
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Yeah makes a difference is handling and brake
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I forgot to mention thats on a new edge hardtop. Foxes and convertibles notice even more
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:19 AM   #5
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Any better than other?
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #6
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I have mm subframe connector love them
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #7
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My suspension tech is suggesting 1x2 runners an 1/8" thick and welding them in, overkill?
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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Re: Sub Frame connectors?

no, its never enough !@!!!!
sub frames HUGE difference
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Same thing my girl is always telling me, more is better! Lmao!
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Re: Sub Frame connectors?

the full length weld in ones (something like maximum motorsport sells for around 100-150 bucks) works great. You can go powdercoated.... but they have to have the areas where they are welded on grinded~... just go bare metal and coat them with some really good protectant paint to prevent rust.

must be welded on while on a drive on lift.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #11
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Re: Sub Frame connectors?

i have the MM FL SFC's. they help a lot. one of the best mods for the buck.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:03 AM   #12
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Re: Sub Frame connectors?

I have MM FLSFC too

make sure they get put on while on a drive on lift, there needs to be load on the suspension when they are welded on.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:48 AM   #13
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Who makes the best frame connectors because I'm also looking to upgrade my suspension
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:04 AM   #14
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MM or steeda full lengths
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:23 AM   #15
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Hey guys thanks for the feed back, I'll puttin them on ASAP! I love this forum
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #16
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Re: Sub Frame connectors?

Holy Cow! After all the mods I did to the suspension, eibach kyb AGX and the wheels, the MM's full lengths brought it all together like i never would've imagined. What an upgrade! This car handles like a true hot rod should, i just had the cats removed too so it sounds like a completely differant car as well.

I know there are tons of things to do or could be done, and I've kept my mods fairly simple, but i am really beginning to understand the love for these cars...
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:38 AM   #17
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Which one is better weld on or bolt on? Full length sfc is my next upgrade on the suspension and was wondering which is better. I guess ill prolly be goin with mm. Also is there a big diff between the standard and full length and also the seat part option u can get on them...does it make a difference?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:36 AM   #18
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If ur going to do it might i sugest the hole thing? And i heard the full kit only adds about 40pounds nicely centered and very low so check it out there should be a pic of there phone # there for u to if u got questions givem a call.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:47 AM   #19
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If ur going to do it might i sugest the hole thing? And i heard the full kit only adds about 40pounds nicely centered and very low so check it out there should be a pic of there phone # there for u to if u got questions givem a call.
Yea i look at them already. I just don't have 2500 to drop like that on the kit i was lookin at and then however much to have it all installed. I seen it n my mm&ff magazine. I already have sway bar, eibach springs, traction bars and lower control arms.
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I think they sell indavidual componants to just sugesting u call them thell them were ur at and were ud like ti go with it to get some ideas of anything else that might help to never know they might be able to put together a small package of goodies less then they have advertised in this mag (obviouslly short componants u allready have) just sayin shopping around asking a few questions hear and there cant hurt and these guys seam to know what there doing so...
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Have u dealt with them before? Really needing the subframes thought cause my side skirt is starting to pop off from the frame twisting. That and strut and shocks is about all i need right now til i get the engine done. all i got left on it is sc, head, and cams. But the subframes r fairly cheap so that won't set me back much that's y Im goin to go ahead and get them. I was just seeing if anyone knew the diff between the standard and full length and if the seat braces r really necessary or if they make a diff

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And if bolt on or weld on is better
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Have u dealt with them before? Really needing the subframes thought cause my side skirt is starting to pop off from the frame twisting. That and strut and shocks is about all i need right now til i get the engine done. all i got left on it is sc, head, and cams. But the subframes r fairly cheap so that won't set me back much that's y Im goin to go ahead and get them. I was just seeing if anyone knew the diff between the standard and full length and if the seat braces r really necessary or if they make a diff

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And if bolt on or weld on is better
No i havent but have heard good things and was planing to in the future. Sounds like sub frames and a 8 point rollcage would help u out alot if u got pannels popping off at launch and well ride control to be honest. As for weld vs bolt im torn there because with bolt on they come lose from time to time and need to be tightened up welded is stronger but if u launch so hard u twist a bit anyway u can crack a weld then u got kind of a big job to fix it so its what u wanna do a little all the time or a lot only once in awhile? But if ur built right and not over powering what u built i belive weld on is the way to go. Less hassle till u dial up anouther 20psi on the blower and drop the clutch at 4000 with some super sticky slicks on the back that is of course unless u build it to handle such abuse as u go.
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Im stopping around 650rwhp after i finish my mod. Nah its still "street legal" ....kinda lol. Won't do no roll cage. It'll be a show car but will have the best of both worlds. Performance and originality
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Which one is better weld on or bolt on? Full length sfc is my next upgrade on the suspension and was wondering which is better. I guess ill prolly be goin with mm. Also is there a big diff between the standard and full length and also the seat part option u can get on them...does it make a difference?
IMO, anything welded is better than bolt for strength and reliability, if your welds are done correctly you are not going to have to worry them cracking or breaking. I took mine to my buddys muffler and custom fab shop for the install and its top shelf.

As for long vs. short? with the long sfc you get more tied in, with the seat ties you get even more tied in and the three components of you car become one and you feel the difference. Theres good reason 9 out of 10 recommendations are for MMS long.

As for finding a deal on them, I got mine off ebay, paid like 160 for the kit shipped.

Next is the MMS panhard bar kit, i was joy riding last night and now I can really feel the need tighten that rear axle up...
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Full length subframe connectors welded in has to be one of the best mods for any sn95 Mustang. I have the Maximum Motorsports full length ones and would recommend them to anyone.
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Full length subframe connectors welded in has to be one of the best mods for any sn95 Mustang. I have the Maximum Motorsports full length ones and would recommend them to anyone.
Does urs have the seat brackets on them? U know of any pros or cons to the seat brackets?
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The body ties come in the mms kit, its one of the reasons the mms is the best,
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Does anyone know pros or cons on the seat brackets on the fl sfc's?
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Does urs have the seat brackets on them? U know of any pros or cons to the seat brackets?
My do not have the seat brackets in them. I personally do not know if they help. But I'be heard some say the brackets help strengthen the floor pan but I think we need to check with a race car builder to get a legit answer on that because that could he a load of BS.
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