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Old 06-19-2017, 08:53 AM   #1
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s14 S14 Rear Subframe L Brackets

Found an older thread about it but it didn't have a ton of info.

Currently in the middle of rebuilding my rear subframe, going to full solid bushings. That said, do I need to retain the L brackets that connect the front-facing end of the subframe to the rocker area? General consensus seems to be they're only really needed when running rubber bushings. Pic for reference:

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I would still run them, its extra bracing so why not. Unless if they don't sit properly with the risers. Did you get the 1/2in PBM risers? Or are you tired of the plastic gas tank and want to remove it all together opening a whole new area of clearance to further raise the subframe.
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yeah if you have solids, these are pretty unnecessary
I do highly recommend getting the gktech weld in brace kit
we've been seeing more and more instances where the bracket where the LCA mounts starts to tear away from the subframe

the gktech kit is like $65 and welds on pretty easily
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I would still run them, its extra bracing so why not. Unless if they don't sit properly with the risers. Did you get the 1/2in PBM risers? Or are you tired of the plastic gas tank and want to remove it all together opening a whole new area of clearance to further raise the subframe.
One of them is damaged, PO must have tried to jack the car up on the passenger side bracket and it's a little bent up. Wanted to see if was worth replacing.

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yeah if you have solids, these are pretty unnecessary
I do highly recommend getting the gktech weld in brace kit
we've been seeing more and more instances where the bracket where the LCA mounts starts to tear away from the subframe

the gktech kit is like $65 and welds on pretty easily
I was looking at that, definitely going to be doing some reinforcement while I have it off the car.
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If the brackets weren't damaged, I would save them for a similar autech reinforcement brace.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P9lglEfr1M

notice how the autech s14s rear doesn't oversteer in the corners like the red s14 in lap 2.
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