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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 19, 5:35 PM Thread Starter
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Speed tech Frame connectors? Anyone use

Anyone ever use this product?
I'm having problem with frame twist on my
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 19, 9:23 PM
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Re: Speed tech Frame connectors? Anyone use

Im sure these guys know what their doing. The kit looks well thought out.
My 2 cents is that the biggest improvement is due to boxing the frame.

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Re: Speed tech Frame connectors? Anyone use

I was hoping someone else had tried this kit or simular kit, particularly without removing the frame from the body.
Any other feedback or opinions welcome

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Re: Speed tech Frame connectors? Anyone use

I recently boxed in the frame on my 66, it was removed from the body though. It's not any where nere back together but I'm expecting great things.

I used the Hellwig kit.

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That looks good. Way stronger looking. Is that painted or powder coated?

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That looks good. Way stronger looking. Is that painted or powder coated?
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Re: Speed tech Frame connectors? Anyone use

I like it with the exception of the hoop that bolts to the body floor. That part looks like it can be problematic. A boxed frame is where most of the strength is not those cross bars. I agree a chassis without the body bolted on is pretty flimsy, the body adds a lot of strength to the assy as a whole.

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I like it with the exception of the hoop that bolts to the body floor. That part looks like it can be problematic. A boxed frame is where most of the strength is not those cross bars. I agree a chassis without the body bolted on is pretty flimsy, the body adds a lot of strength to the assy as a whole.

Thanks for the feedback guys. What is it about the hoop bolting to the floor that you disllike?

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Because the frame and the body are isolated by rubber bushings and flex but parts ( I noticed in the pictures there are 2 other bolts directly to the floor) of the added on reinforcement are bolted to the floor directly. I would think that it may create cracks in the floor pan and/or noise/vibrations.
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Because the frame and the body are isolated by rubber bushings and flex but parts ( I noticed in the pictures there are 2 other bolts directly to the floor) of the added on reinforcement are bolted to the floor directly. I would think that it may create cracks in the floor pan and/or noise/vibrations.
I would think those additional mounts go to the floor braces, which is a much thicker gauge of metal.

I would also think once the the frame is boxed the flexing would be minimized to the point of no issues with squeaking.

That being said, I wasn't fond of the center hoop for my lowered car with a LS/T56 conversion as I raised the tunnel all the way back to the rear portion of the seat pan to make sure the driveshaft didn't rub.

I also felt the flat plate boxing as opposed to the C type that mimicks the way the factory did it that Hellwig uses is a much stronger style of boxing. But probably not an option for installing with the body still attached,

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I would think those additional mounts go to the floor braces, which is a much thicker gauge of metal.

I would also think once the the frame is boxed the flexing would be minimized to the point of no issues with squeaking.

That being said, I wasn't fond of the center hoop for my lowered car with a LS/T56 conversion as I raised the tunnel all the way back to the rear portion of the seat pan to make sure the driveshaft didn't rub.

I also felt the flat plate boxing as opposed to the C type that mimicks the way the factory did it that Hellwig uses is a much stronger style of boxing. But probably not an option for installing with the body still attached,

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I think the difference in strength of the flat plate boxing and the c channel boxing like the hellwig kit is negligenable
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ok, so looks like this Speedtech kit would work.
Has anyone tried one of these lifts?

https://leavesslave.top/products/car...e6PhBKBUBq1pvw

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ok, so looks like this Speedtech kit would work.
Has anyone tried one of these lifts?

https://leavesslave.top/products/car...e6PhBKBUBq1pvw
Ive never used a lift like that but I would be scared of that website. $89 for the lift?????
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ok, so looks like this Speedtech kit would work.
Has anyone tried one of these lifts?

https://leavesslave.top/products/car...e6PhBKBUBq1pvw
I would be very leery of that site - it was only created 16 days ago, and has no valid https:

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They are also claiming that they have free shipping. Shipping something like that will cost at least $300 - for an $89 item. It is a scam site - use at your own risk.

Just did some further checking. The address is shown as being in Phoenix, AZ, yet the phone number has a 347 prefix (Arizona is 480, 602, 520, and 928). Further investigation shows it to be located in "Asia Pacific".
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ok, so looks like this Speedtech kit would work.
Has anyone tried one of these lifts?

https://leavesslave.top/products/car...e6PhBKBUBq1pvw
A close friend of mine has had a similar lift made by Mohawk for 8-10 years. It was considerably more money fwiw! He routinely lifts his 1975 Laguna S3 on it to get the body/chassis up at comfortable work height which it does with ease. It does not allow access to exhaust and transmission etc.

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