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SVO: Re: subframe connectors
Not to diss Jon or Grigg's...
He's right about subframe connectors.
I launched my SVO about 10 HARD times, during the back to back cam testing.
I now have a plate sized dent in my roof back by the hatch. I'm pretty
sure it's torque induced.
I now have HP Motorsports subframe connectors. IMO, they're the best
fitting, and they were also the cheapest. Get the car trued, and then have
them welded in, everywhere.
Time consuming, maybe money consuming, but worth every penny.
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> From: Julie O'Conner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Multiple recipients of list svo <svo@SMARTWORX.COM>
> Subject: SVO: subframe connectors
> Date: Monday, December 22, 1997 11:07 PM
> My turn to climb up on the soapbox...
> your stock mustang chassis has a tortional (twisting) stiffnes of around
> 175 ft/lbs per degree...in other words...to twist the tub of the car 1
> degree (we measure this across the frame rails) one must only apply 175
> ft/lbs of force...this may not sound meaningful, but consider that the
> new taurus is on the order of 15,000 ft/lbs per degree (yes nearly as
> good as an older indy car) or that it requires 500 lbs/inch to compress
> your stock front spring.
> the stock mustang chassis is so flexible that any imperfection in the
> road surface at all, no matter how slight, flexes the chassis.
> the svo is not significantly better. its lighter weight and reduced
> engine weight help reduce fatigue problems in the frame horns somewhat,
> but the cars still flex a ton.
> IF YOU LOVE YOUR CAR, AND YOU WANT IT TO LAST A LONG TIME AND THE DOORS
> TO LINE UP TEN YEARS FROM NOW INSTALL A SET OF SUBFRAME CONNECTORS.
> Jonathan Gleason
> I don't care if you buy them from us, but buy them from someone....they
> really help (typically we see torsional stifness increase to 350
> ft/lbs/degree on a sound car)