Ritz <email@example.com> wrote in news:NIfWe.620$gE7.firstname.lastname@example.org:
> email@example.com wrote:
>> Ritz wrote:
>>>>Anyone know good shops in Northern NJ? I just need someone to weld
>>>Are you having a problem with body flex or is this an attempt to
>>>improve launches at the strip?
>> I have a '00 GT convertible (stock). "Experts" keep telling me that
>> connectors will improve handling and extend the life of the car. I
>> use the car mostly to commute to work and don't plan to take it to
>> the track. (There was a post a while back about a guy with the same
>> '00 GT that put on Global West connectors and was very impressed. I
>> want to give this mod a shot since it seems pretty simple once I
>> find a good shop).
> Ah. They should stiffen the chassis a bit and help in the squeaks
> and creaks department. You'll probably also notice the car being a
> little nimbler in the twisties. Otherwise, it's not going to do a
> whole lot for you other than increase weight.
Utter nonsense. Welded subframes are mandatory for any kind of
> You could probably
> get similar results with strut tower braces (which are a bolt-on
> affair) and not have to pay someone to weld more weight onto the
> already hefty car. 8-)
Welded subframes along with a g-load (bottom) and strut (top) brace
will make the car feel like a slot car. Doing only some of the
aforementioned will give you mediocre results. To get maximum
handling, rigidity, and longevity, you have to do all three. Once you
do all three, you'll wonder how you ever drove the car without them.
Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC