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Old 02-26-2005, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Cusco Lower Arm brace = Hack The Sub frame

I just got my v.II cusco lower arm brace installed on my car. The car feels like it has made an imporvement in handling comapred to running with the stock sub frame on there. It just seems to dive into turns harder adn the front suspension feels like more of a unit. Anyways since the bar really provides no crash portection to the front portion of the car, i was wondering if there was a way to hack teh legs off the stcok sub frame and put it back on to provide some crash protection.

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Old 02-26-2005, 02:40 AM   #2
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I didnt knwo you had to remove the sub fram U shaped frame to install it. Can you have both on. I think Ive seen it done.
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Old 02-26-2005, 02:42 AM   #3
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Removal of the subframe is not needed.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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sacks-did you really remove your subframe?
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:31 PM   #5
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Yes i dide for weight reduction etc. So thats why i was wondering if you could chop the legs off and still have some front protection.
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:34 PM   #6
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did you consider gt spec subframe?

do you have a full interior? stock seats? you can kill some serious weight before you leave the cockpit.

you can hack as much of it as you want and bolt it up. protection who knows until you smash it.
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:48 PM   #7
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Yeah so say if i just hacked the arms like right before the start of the wheels tehre would be enough mounting points to put it on. Also the entire sub frame will fit with the cusco ver II lower arm brace/bar thing? Maybe ill just run it with the tthing on all teh time then swap it for runs/ track days. And yes i did consider the do-luck and the gt-spec both are kind of out of my price range. Anyone got any pics of someone running with the sub frame and bar?

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Old 02-27-2005, 03:09 AM   #8
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Enough mounting points to put part of the subframe on? yes subframe and ver 2 brace fit. i have my subframe and cusco v2 bar on. the gt spec subframe is a good price considering do-luck price. the do luck piece looks super solid since its one piece. are you trying to cut weight here? or tune your suspension?
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gt spec webpage has sub frame pics, i have pics of my v2 brace and subframe on, if thats what your talking about wanting to see????
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The Cusco v2 lower arm bar is designed to be installed with the subframe......as a matter of fact if the subframe isn't used with the v2 bar, the foreward attach points of the v2 bar hang in space by ~1 1/4" or so and require spacers to attach properly....
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and Scotty and I used our Whiteline ALK aluminum spacers to make up the difference. Ditch the subframe if you care about weight. No difference in stiffness (that I could tell).

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how much does the subframe weight?
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how much does the subframe weight?
approx. 25lbs
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:46 PM   #14
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Im gonna put the sub frame on today.
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