32. Replace fuel/brake line cover on driver’s side.
Note:This cover will also need to be trimmed to clear the cross-over tube located at the front of the Sub-frame Connector. Use a good pair of tin snips.
33. Lower car and replace the parts of the interior that were removed.
34. Reconnect battery terminals.
35. Test drive car.
Installation Instructions: BOLT-IN
Follow steps 1 thru 9, then these instructions.
1. Trial fit the Sub-frame Connectors in place.
2. There are several holes that have to line up. The Sub-frame Connector will have to be lined up from left to right and front to back.
3. To help keep the Sub-frame Connector in place, loosely install the 8MM bolts through the rocker panel mounting bracket and into the threaded, rocker panel factory holes.
4. Position the Sub-frame Connector rear pocket over the factory frame pocket and insert the aluminum spacer. Install spacer towards the outside of the car.
5. Install front control arm bolt through the Frame Connector, Spacer and factory control arm and secure with nut.
6. Support the front portion of the frame connector with a tall set of jack stands.
Note:It may be necessary to shim the rocker panel brackets on some vehicles, due to production variances from vehicle to vehicle. Use shims included in this kit. Use enough shims to ensure a flat surface to bolt the Sub-frame Connector to during installation.
7. Drill (2) holes in the rocker panel using the Frame connector pocket as a guide.
8. Drill a 7/8” access hole in the rocker 1-5/8” behind the rear most hole that you just drilled.
9. Drill (2) holes through the frame rail. Use inner bracket of Sub-frame Connector as a template.
10. Bolt Inner Bracket to frame rail using supplied hardware.
11. Install frame brace plate to the inside of the frame rails. Insert 4-1/2” bolts through the frame connector, frame rail, brace plate and secure with supplied nuts.
12. Slide Rocker Panel Nut Plate through the access hole that was drilled earlier. Hold in place with your finger while installing the supplied 3/8” X 1” Bolts.
13. Repeat on opposite side of car.
14. Tighten all bolts. The control arm bolt torque is 129 lb.ft.
Note:The weight of the car should be on the suspension with vehicle at ride height while torquing the bolts. We placed our car on scale tables to torque the bolts. See Fig 13
15. Perform steps 27 thru 37 in the welding portion of these instructions.
Installation instructions provided by Competition Engineering