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Would like to know what the method is to test for the newer subframes on the older cars. If you're uncomfortable sharing this info publicly, I can put you in touch with our tech folks.

Disclosure: I'm running a '99 so a competitor, but work with NASA MA tech.

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99 Subframes use different steering racks, on the drivers side the bolts go right though the rack into the subframe, it does no use a shackle. So the first is to look for 99 steering rack

After that, many have welded the bracket on the drivers side of the frame so it accepts the old style rack. If that is the case they have probably removed the extra tabs on the rear of the subframe where it bolts on a 99 as well?

Lastly, the shoulders that the cam bolts ride aginst on the 90-97 are welded strips of steel. On the 99 up, the shoulder is just a pressed tab that raises from the subframe matieral itself, not added or welded.

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beautiful - thanks Jim!

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I'm buying a welder....

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you do that, i'll run the video camera. we'll have an OSHA video in no time [Smile]

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[rolling on floor laughin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Drago:
Lastly, the shoulders that the cam bolts ride aginst on the 90-97 are welded strips of steel. On the 99 up, the shoulder is just a pressed tab that raises from the subframe matieral itself, not added or welded.

Man, if someone were to try and weld those strips of steel on and got them in the wrong place, you would have to slot the cam hole to get the cam bolt in it. That would probably mess up your camber settings. You guys better be careful.

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