Looking For Strength To Frame...

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  1. VanishingPoint

    VanishingPoint Silver Member

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    I am currently waiting for a "one stop shop" for front and rear strut tower braces, and subframe connectors for the Hellcat w/o cutting (except for the rear carpet).

    I am also hoping the wieght penalty for this will be reasonable.

    When do you anticipate having all three?
     
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    We have 2 of the three available now, rear strut tower braces bith 2 and 4 point are available now, as well as the subframes. We are working on a front strut tower brace that is Hellcat specific as the existimg options won't work. This has already been test fit on a Hellcat so we hope to have them in production soon. All three are made of chromoly so they are pretty light weight.

    I can tell you from personal experience they make a difference, I have all three installed on my SRT Charger. My favorite is actually the subframes, that really gave the car some rigidity.
     
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    OK. Do the subs block the lift points? Are they welded or bolted?
    Can I get the total weights on the three you have?

    And finally, do you have any folks who are your installers in San Antonio, Austin, or Houston?
     
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    Speedlogix Gold Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    The subframes are the jack points. We did a fun test a few years back with a car we were installing all our suspension parts on. We jacked up the rear corner stock and then again after the subframes were installed and it was amazing to see the front end come up when we jacked up the rear on the subframe test. They really stiffen up the body big time. We'll get some weights together for you.
     
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    Thanks, just don't want to have to cut anything.
     
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    thats why i got those ones i posted above, i didn't want to cut/weld anything either
     
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    Aaron, I even mean w/o cutting the plastic.

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    understandable, but that is something i chose to do. I had no problem cutting a piece of plastic. Most times they just get taken off and discarded. Its just something i chose to do. I did recommend to Petty's Garage that maybe they offer a new plastic piece that is molded to go over the bars. And when i get back to the states i may do that myself. But yea, thats just something i decided to do. The standard instructions for the kids i saw say just to remove those plastic guards and get rid of them
     
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    There is no cutting involved when installing our subframes. They are weld in as that is by far the best way to install subframes. Imo, there is little point in a bolt on application when talking about subframe connectors as you want them to become part of the chassis.
     
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    The bolt in's do provide an significant increase over nothing at all. Sure weld-in's are even stronger overall. But the kind of people that don't like cutting etc, will almost certainly not want to weld a set in either. I agree they are a better for stiffness, but the one thing i do like about the bolt in's is that they tie together across the car. Just depends which setup works best for you and what your overall intentions are.
     
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    Excellent. Do you have the wegths of the SF and an installers in Texas?
     
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    Front bar is 6lbs 6oz. Remember you also remove the factor bar to install this so really not much if any weight gain there.
    Rear arched bars are 8lbs 4oz
    We don't have the weight on the subframe handy but will get that for you. they are fairly light as well.

    As far as install the front and rear bars are something you can do yourself if you have the time and patience. They are bolt on applications. That siad any performance shop or mechanic should be able to handle that.
    The subframes need to be welded so a shop that does suspension to exhaust would likely be the best bet for that!
     
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    have any pics of the front rear bars yet? been waiting for these to come out :)
     
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    We should have pics and order info soon I hope!
     

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