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Old 08-14-2018, 12:19 PM   #1
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Subframe Removal Advice

Long story here...but in working on a suspension refresh I may be at the point (thanks to corrosion and snapped bolts) where it makes sense to just replace the front h subframe. Anyone removed this item before? I only ask because it looks as straightforward as unbolting it from the car and control arms and lowering it, but I wondered if anyone else had experience with what else might come with it when lowered? Anything to be aware of? Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-14-2018, 02:35 PM   #2
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Straightforward. I believe you need to unbolt the rack also
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Thanks for that. Got the old one down. Ended up supporting the fuel tank with a jack stand as I wasnt sure how far it would drop. All came out well. Now I'm waiting on the new frame and then will have to repair some shredded threads for the control arms to the body. A lot more than I bargained for, but it will be cool to say i did it when it's all done.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for that. Got the old one down. Ended up supporting the fuel tank with a jack stand as I wasnt sure how far it would drop. All came out well. Now I'm waiting on the new frame and then will have to repair some shredded threads for the control arms to the body. A lot more than I bargained for, but it will be cool to say i did it when it's all done.
You will need the help of a body builder to torque the bolts on the subframe
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You will need the help of a body builder to torque the bolts on the subframe
Oh boy. Haven't looked for torque values yet.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:33 AM   #6
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I think the highest torque is like 118. no big deal.

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