new rear subframe

Started by Pierce, November 14, 2022, 12:23

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Pierce

Where can I buy a new rear subframe? Will the fitting wreck my set up which is Fast B Road?

Joesson

Quote from: Pierce on November 14, 2022, 12:23Where can I buy a new rear subframe? Will the fitting wreck my set up which is Fast B Road?


I believe our affiliate TCB Perfornance parts offer new rear subframes.
Remember there is a difference between the PFL and the FL frame, I understand one fits the other but not the other way around!
Someone will advise better on that, they will also mention that you will need a geo set up afterwards to realign the back end with the front.

Gibla

TCB supply new rear subframes

yes you will deffo need 4-wheel alignment afterwards < mine was v close to undrivable until this was re-done
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J88TEO

I have a new sub frame from TCB that I don't need.
Just want to recoup the cost.

Pierce

Hi, is it prefacelift and how much do you want for it?

J88TEO

It's a FL subframebut can be used on PFL cars.
I also have a PFL one - used but in excellent condition - will take photo tonight and post here.

Ardent

+1
Geo will need re doing.

J88TEO

Used PFL £185.00 posted ( UK mainland only )
A bit dirty - didn't clean it up.











Pierce

Thanks for the photos but I have bought a new one.The garage I go to did not like the idea of fitting a secondhand part and I cannot do it myself.I'll bet the bolts are pigs.

onion86

Quote from: Pierce on November 15, 2022, 13:46Thanks for the photos but I have bought a new one.The garage I go to did not like the idea of fitting a secondhand part and I cannot do it myself.I'll bet the bolts are pigs.
Yes they are! Mostly on the arms though. I'd definitely recommend you treat the new one before fitting or the same will happen, especially around the cat. I used loads of Dinitrol rust protection inside and out of mine to prevent it from re-occurring too quickly. 3 years later it still looks good as new.
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mr2garageswindon

Most of the subframes I have had problems with has been the OSR toe adjustment bolt seized to the sleeve in the bush. I have had to cut the bolts off before, Replace with polybush and replace the rather expensive adjuster bolt.
Hopefully this one doesn't have the same problem.

Pierce

The garage fitting my new subframe have just rung me to say that they are having problems as the chassis threads have stripped and they will have to retap and find some oversized bolts.My question is has this happened to anyone else or was it some clown with a turned up hammer wrench?

J88TEO

Only happens if they use brute force and the bolts were seized.
Soaking with penetrating oil like PlusGas and gentle unbolting would have prevented this.