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Old 08-17-2003, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Whiteline Rear Subframe Lock Bolts

I forget what they are officially called, but they kick ass. I wasn't expecting to feel any difference really, but wow!, a great addition to engine and tranny mounts. The feels even more solid, the shifting is even more crisp now. Makes the most noticeable difference when accerating from a stop or when you do a u-turn and hit the gas. I didn't really follow the torque specs, I just loosened the 4 factory mounting bolts and tightened these babies all the way the down. They are very hard to tighten had to use air gun and still barely went all the way in. I highly suggest this $20 mod
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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yes, also highly suggested by me.

i think some of their effectiveness relates to how the rear sway bar is mounted... by removing compliance from subframe to chassis, the bolts also make the rear sway bar more effective, since it's mounting/fulcrum points are on the chassis itself.

got 'em used from another nabisco member for $25 shipped.

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Old 12-18-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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Any negative side effects on the locking bolts? I am considering picking up a pair.

Can you guys explain to me how this makes things better? I am not quite sure how this mod works. What does it bolt together that the 4 bolts you end up loosening do not bolt? Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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In simple terms it removes compliance from the mounting of the subframe to the chassis. This way, since parts of the suspension/swaybars, etc, are mounted to this subframe so its response to bumps/turns is more accurate and direct, instead of squishy. Kinda hardenes s*(t up. So I guess.

Never tried them but me thinks NVH goes up with these though. Might have to give it a try.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:05 AM   #5
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I didn't notice anymore NVH than I had before, though I have hardened polyurethene bushings just about everywhere, group n mounts, cusco braces, etc so I used to it... I wasn't expecting to notice much difference myself, however you can feel the difference in turns.
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:06 AM   #6
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it fixed my alignment issues as well...

no noticable NVH increase (over pillowball upper mounts)
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:17 AM   #7
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I like mine alot.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:53 AM   #8
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good bang for the buck for sure
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