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Old 10-11-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Do you need Pfadt Solid Subframe Bushings? See for yourself.

Pfadt Solid Mount Subframe Bushings

Pfadt Solid Subframe bushings are a must if you are a Drag Racer, Auto Crosser, Road Racer or just an Enthusiast who demands performance from your daily driver, weekend racer, or full blown track car. These bushings will improve steering response, decrease wheel hop and body roll under normal or extreme driving conditions. By solidly connecting the sub frame to your chassis, your car becomes more stable, responsive and predictable.
Pfadt Solid Subframe mounts are precisely machined of 6061-T6 aluminum and lightly press into the subframe for an easy and secure installation. The difference is obvious as seen in the video below.






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Old 10-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Damn, that's a hell of a difference.

Out of curiousity, is that y'alls lower control arm in the video as well? (I'm probably using the wrong term...the lower A-frame/wishbone thingie)
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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I'm sold on them, but the price kills me I'll stick with the Stage 2 Performance kit for now lol
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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Damn, that's a hell of a difference.

Out of curiousity, is that y'alls lower control arm in the video as well? (I'm probably using the wrong term...the lower A-frame/wishbone thingie)
Hey J,

Those are the trailing arms. I have the solid aluminum cradle mounts ( subframe bushings), those trailing arms and their adjustable toe rods... It made a huge difference...
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #6
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I need another job for all of your new parts
They're pretty to boot
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:21 PM   #7
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Had these installed along with the trailing arms. Very glad I made the decision to go with the Phadt solid mounts.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Thanks for the bump Jeff! The Subframe mounts make a really big difference in performance without sacrificing ride quality. They are one of our favorite pieces to install on both street and track cars.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:44 AM   #9
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I am a pfadt fan-boy for sure...but I have to ask, I have your st2 kit now, so with these bushings added...it has to transfer that movement to the chassis in the form of nvh or ride. If you are saying ride quality isn't diminished, then what about nvh?
I did a subframe lock out on my 06sti...you could tell once it was done.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #10
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I want these too but I don't have enough money!!:( One day these will be my next mod!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:46 PM   #11
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These will likely be my next mod. I want to get the pfadt subrame bushings, rear trailing arms, and differential bushings.

However, the sub. bushings are obviously the more expensive out of the group. Will just pfadt rear trailing arms make a difference in wheel hop and power transfer especially in forced induction applcations?

I may need to wait awhile to save for the subframe bushings and diff. bushings since the parts and labor will cost a good deal due to the more expensive install.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:56 PM   #12
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I love my Pfadt suspension. It makes a huge difference in how the car hooks and how it corners. I don't notice any increased noise in the cabin from any of my Pfadt parts. I do notice that the ride is stiffer.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:34 PM   #13
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #14
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I definitely need to get some of these asap
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:56 PM   #15
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I want these too but I don't have enough money!!:(
That's not something I'd have ever expected you to say given all the parts and builds you've had...
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:56 PM   #16
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I have my Pfadt Solid Subframe Mounts, Pfadt Trailing Arms and Rear Tie Rods, Pfadt Diff. Mounts, and Pfadt Engine Mounts going in this Sunday at a friends shop. Get to use the car lift and everything tool wise for free...I'm so EXCITED!!!

If we have time, my Stainless Works 1 7/8" Headers w/ Off Road pipes as well
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #17
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I'm sold on them, but the price kills me I'll stick with the Stage 2 Performance kit for now lol
+1 ...only if i could
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #18
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So is this a waste of money with my hotchkis subframe brace?
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #19
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The 2010 Sin, the answer is for sure "no." When we went to develop a solution to isolate subframe movement in the Camaro, we actually engineered two products: a brace and mounts. What we found (in our own design), was the benefits of our solid subframe mount designs outweighed the benefits of our brace that we designed. So we decided to peruse that instead. What we found is that while the brace certainly limited the movement of the subframe by tying it into the chassis, it didn't address the heavy deflection that still takes place in the bushings themselves.

So for that reason, I would say that both of these products can be used in conjunction to completely eliminate subframe movement and keep your rear suspension in a stable, and give you more predictable handling so you can focus on the task at hand: driving with perma-grin
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Cool, awesome info. Thanks
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