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Old 06-16-2016, 10:48 PM   #1
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Do I need subframe braces?

Hey guys. Just had a question about subframe braces, do I need them? This summer I'm doing a lot of suspention work, new springs, shocks, pan hard, ball joints etc. in an effort to make my car a great handling machine. Subframes have always been on the list, but recently I've heard they are more for drag racing, and add considerable weight. Do I need them on a car that does weekend track days?


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They don't add that much weight. Maximum motorsports makes the best. They are weld in. They do make the car feel more tied together. I don't know why I waited so long to do mine. No regrets.


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Add a lot of weight and only for drag racing? Roofles. They are basically required on any 04-down.


Also MM does NOT make the best ones and that is one of the few things they make that isn't the best. Steeda is going to be the best for regular full length subframes. Other options for ground clearance are Spintech and Global West and then the whole Stiffler's matrix setup. Global West has a matrix too.
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Add a lot of weight and only for drag racing? Roofles. They are basically required on any 04-down.


Also MM does NOT make the best ones and that is one of the few things they make that isn't the best. Steeda is going to be the best for regular full length subframes. Other options for ground clearance are Spintech and Global West and then the whole Stiffler's matrix setup. Global West has a matrix too.

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Oh they're a really good product, not saying they are bad at all. The Steedas include extra bracing tho and attach a bit more firmly to the chassis. Not really anything you'll notice for a street car or even most ppls weekend track cars. But still if buying new braces I'd always get the Steedas unless running side exhaust or something REALLY lowered. Then it would be Spintech.
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Oh they're a really good product, not saying they are bad at all. The Steedas include extra bracing tho and attach a bit more firmly to the chassis. Not really anything you'll notice for a street car or even most ppls weekend track cars. But still if buying new braces I'd always get the Steedas unless running side exhaust or something REALLY lowered. Then it would be Spintech.
Does Steeda make a bolt-on subframe kit? I'm not familiar with the shops around me and really don't trust them. I'd like to replace the stock ones on my Mach.
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Never use a bolt on kit. Find a shop or don't run them. And to answer your question, no they don't.

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Lol I was afraid of that. I need to quit fiddle-fartin' around about it and just find a shop.


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I just replied in a pair and I love them. Makes the car handle like it should from factory.

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Old 06-18-2016, 08:32 AM   #10
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That is one rusty drive shaft.
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That is one rusty drive shaft.
I live in Canada. The previous ow er drove this mustang in the winter on winter tires. It's hard to prevent rust on our salty winter roads. I won't be driving it in the winter.

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I live in Canada. The previous ow er drove this mustang in the winter on winter tires. It's hard to prevent rust on our salty winter roads. I won't be driving it in the winter.

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Oh man that blows, upgrade to an aluminum one? and keep it for those summer drives.
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I live in Canada. The previous ow er drove this mustang in the winter on winter tires. It's hard to prevent rust on our salty winter roads. I won't be driving it in the winter.

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I feel. I live in manitoba. The reason I'm asking about Subframes is because I wanted to know If I needed
To get them before I coated the bottom of my car with rust protect. Didn't want to paint and then grind it off to weld the braces on. My ds looks identical lol


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Old 06-18-2016, 01:30 PM   #14
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I'm happy I bought them. My car always acted funny over train tracks and uneven ruts. Now it's much more predictable.

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Myself I prefer the BMR SFC011 - Subframe Connectors, Weld-on, Boxed | 2005 - 2014 Mustang | Sub Frame Connectors | BMR Suspension - High Performance Suspension & Chassis to the Steeda product. They are both quality companies that I have purchased from.
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Myself I prefer the BMR SFC011 - Subframe Connectors, Weld-on, Boxed | 2005 - 2014 Mustang | Sub Frame Connectors | BMR Suspension - High Performance Suspension & Chassis to the Steeda product. They are both quality companies that I have purchased from.
That subframe connector isn't made for the "Edge" platform.

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You are right. Never said it was. But BMR will make a quality part for the edge platform also.
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The BMR subframe connector for the Edge platform looks crazy too.



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The major point being made is that you are connecting the front and rear sub frames and that will defintely make your car handle better. And I do agree that the only way to go is with a welded assembly.
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I have done to many mods to list on my 97gt
Best mods I have ever done
Are nitto nt05's and subframes come in second , first suspension mod I believe should be done
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I have done to many mods to list on my 97gt
Best mods I have ever done
Are nitto nt05's and subframes come in second , first suspension mod I believe should be done
Agreed. I'd also recommend replacing the old rag joint steering shaft with MM one piece steering shaft.



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