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Subframe Connector Recommendations

Setting up a drag car (2003 GT). What subframes do you recommend? I'd prefer ones that have good clearance for getting the car in/out of the trailer.

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If you want the standard bolt/weld in style, Maximum Motorsports subframes are great quality. If you are going to get more serious with a built drag car, I would suggest through the floor subframes like Wolfe Racecraft's setup.

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Setting up a drag car (2003 GT). What subframes do you recommend? I'd prefer ones that have good clearance for getting the car in/out of the trailer.
Don’t buy subframe connectors. Just do it the right way and go through-floor connectors as stated. I also used Wolfe Craft.
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I would say maximum motorsports, and if you do all of your work on the floor and like the notion of jacking rails, stifflers FIT system. My friend has those, they rock! I have the Kenny Brown extreme matrix kit double reinforced for a tq arm. The jacking rails are awesome! I find them worth every penny for me.
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I’ve started to question how much sfc’s are really required.

There’s a buddy of ours who has a fairmont without subframe connectors. In fact, it doesn’t have any chassis mods except his k member for the ls. He cuts 1.2-1.3 60 times and 1/8 mile in the 5.4-5.5 range and he swears you don’t need subframe connectors. This isn’t his first fox body vehicle doing this with either.

I’ve personally rode in the car and it ####s and gets and there isn’t any noticeable flex. Not that I’m sure the chassis is the same but it can’t be that different.

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Maybe not, but you can sure as hell see a difference when you jack up an SFC car vs. one that isn't. I believe you'll bend up a unibody doing that, and at $200 or less, what's the issue?
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Through-floor....do it right.
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Maybe not, but you can sure as hell see a difference when you jack up an SFC car vs. one that isn't. I believe you'll bend up a unibody doing that, and at $200 or less, what's the issue?
I’m just saying; it’s tough to argue with wheel stands, 800whp and zero flex. I’ve never had issues jacking a unibody car.

Not like I’m saying sfc’s are bad, they’re not going to hurt anything.


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I wouldn't call it an issue, but try opening and closing your doors.
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Iíve started to question how much sfcís are really required.

Thereís a buddy of ours who has a fairmont without subframe connectors. In fact, it doesnít have any chassis mods except his k member for the ls. He cuts 1.2-1.3 60 times and 1/8 mile in the 5.4-5.5 range and he swears you donít need subframe connectors. This isnít his first fox body vehicle doing this with either.

Iíve personally rode in the car and it ####s and gets and there isnít any noticeable flex. Not that Iím sure the chassis is the same but it canít be that different.
So you are saying that he's running those times with No Cage or Roll Bar to stiffen the body, correct? I doubt you're saying this and if he has at least an 8pt cage then I doubt that there is a lot of flex but depending how the roll cage looks it's possible that he's not getting at least some flex even tho it's may not be noticeable.

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I’ve started to question how much sfc’s are really required.

There’s a buddy of ours who has a fairmont without subframe connectors. In fact, it doesn’t have any chassis mods except his k member for the ls. He cuts 1.2-1.3 60 times and 1/8 mile in the 5.4-5.5 range and he swears you don’t need subframe connectors. This isn’t his first fox body vehicle doing this with either.

I’ve personally rode in the car and it ####s and gets and there isn’t any noticeable flex. Not that I’m sure the chassis is the same but it can’t be that different.
So you are saying that he's running those times with No Cage or Roll Bar to stiffen the body, correct? I doubt you're saying this and if he has at least an 8pt cage then I doubt that there is a lot of flex but depending how the roll cage looks it's possible that he's not getting at least some flex even tho it's may not be noticeable.

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This is what I’m saying. No roll bar, no cage, no subframe connectors nothing at all.

Car is a 81 (I believe, could be an 80) fairmont

He also makes 800whp on a single 6an feed line, using e85, so there’s a couple things he does which are unorthodox.

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This is what Iím saying. No roll bar, no cage, no subframe connectors nothing at all.

Car is a 81 (I believe, could be an 80) fairmont

He also makes 800whp on a single 6an feed line, using e85, so thereís a couple things he does which are unorthodox.
Well, if there is no stiffening bars then I can assure you that the body/frame IS 1000000% flexing. Being a Fairmont adds extra panel stiffening but obviously it's not an issue that he cares about which is kewl by me.

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