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Dan at MAX USA
Wed Sep 10 2008, 06:10PM

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We are currently developing another specialty item for lowered cars from Parts Shop MAX.

As an alternative to 8 piece subframe spacers which stiffen the OEM bushing, and the 8 piece solid subframe bushings currently available now, we will offer a 4 piece set of subframe solid risers made of CNC aluminum. The subframe risers slip in similarly to (but easier than) solid bushing set which requires the OEM bushings to be torched, cut or pressed out as seen below. One piece will slip into each corner, installed from the bottom because the top of our solid part is flush with the top of the subframe itself without any collar or protrusions which will press the subframe to the chassis, up about a half inch from its previous position to assist proper geometry in lowered cars while stiffening the chassis better than other options available today. We are targeting the $100 price point, we'll see if its possible when production is complete.

Some shots of the OEM bushing removal that you could do in your garage.











If you can manage to get it pressed out its cleaner!




We took the liberty of gusseting some suspension mounting points, and adding a sexy color to the subframe while it was out.






CAD drawing of the part being produced now:



I'll be sure to post updates after install and testing!



[ Edited Thu Sep 11 2008, 10:49AM ]
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white lao tzu
Wed Sep 10 2008, 08:58PM
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oohlala!
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Never Lift
Wed Sep 10 2008, 09:20PM
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you have 2 weeks haha
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Dan at MAX USA
Thu Sep 11 2008, 10:52AM

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Never Lift wrote ...

you have 2 weeks haha


Tell me about it!! No finishey no drifty.

white lao tzu wrote ...

oohlala!


Thanks for the inspiration.

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Sideways_In_SD
Sat Sep 13 2008, 08:01AM
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Sweet sausage!!
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Dan at MAX USA
Mon Sep 22 2008, 02:08PM

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...finished parts




Slip fit parts are an easy install, made permanent using epoxy






Solid diff bushings






Final fit of the subframe






Installed all the MAX Arms & Rods, Everything is looking quite bling-blingish at this point!






BRIG pads make the rears break traction with ease in conjunction with the MAX hydrobrake.




I am as excited as a 10 year old boy on christmas morning, cant wait to dump the clutch and liquify some rubber!
Final review to follow this weekends event.

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Never Lift
Mon Sep 22 2008, 09:22PM
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cool. so how much higher did you end up getting the subframe to sit compared to stock? And what was the reason for having a large amount of the metal hanging out the bottom?
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Dan at MAX USA
Thu Sep 25 2008, 12:58PM

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Its about a half inch higher. The larger than stock amount of material on the bottom is there because it maintains the oem overall height which allows the front chassis brackets to bolt on flat. In other words whatever we took off the top we put back into the bottom.

before


after


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fran
Thu Sep 25 2008, 10:39PM
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what are the benefits of rising? stiffer ? better feel? more response?
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Kevin
Fri Sep 26 2008, 04:52AM
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you don't removw traction by rising the front of the subframe???

Kevin..
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