Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
The goal is to brace the lower control arm mounting area to where the strut rod attaches to the subframe to prevent that strut rod mount area from deflecting under load, and then also brace the subframe to the frame rail at the bottom, since with it only attached at the top, you can have deflection in the subframe itself, which can change the alignment angles under load, and especially under braking. On the lemons car, I used 1" square tubing since it only has to box everything in and roll bar tubing would be way overkill, and I just welded everything in solid. Doing it that way, you can still remove and install everything except the subframe itself, or the rack. I figured both of those things are so rarely changed that if you do need to remove them, you can just cut through the tubing and re-do it, and actually the rack could be changed without cutting it if you removed the inner tie rods first, but it literally took me less than an hour to measure, cut, and weld all 4 pieces, and I think the 1" square tubing was under $20 at home depot.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad