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Old 05-10-2019, 01:22 PM   #1
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Torquing the subframe

Well boys..

I was installing my new fancy GT3 LCA:s last week and made a nasty Discovery, a slight crack in the front subframe, just where the LCA is connecting.


I guess it can be welded but I would not feel comfortable with that so I took the subframe out and bought a used one.
I have a track event in 1,5 week so I need to get things going..


So, now I am trying to find the torque values for the sub frame.. Any hints would be much appreciated. (Note to self: Buy the Bentley book)


Anyway, here are the pics (so yes it did happend) any thoughts?
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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Found this: front subframe torque value..?

118ft lbs sounds reasonable, anyone against?
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:45 PM   #3
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It takes a pretty good whack to crack the subframe. Ask me how I know.

Joking aside, it can happen from a good bang into a curb at what would otherwise seem like a fairly low speed.

Good job in spotting the damage on your car. I agree with your decision to replace rather than repair. Hope it all goes back together quickly.


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Old 05-11-2019, 08:04 AM   #4
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OMG thats a real hit, I hope you are ok!!! So, can the car be saved?
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #5
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OMG thats a real hit, I hope you are ok!!! So, can the car be saved?
That was two years ago. I was fine. The car was repaired in less than three weeks and I made the next race and I've been racing it ever since with no problems.
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