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Old 05-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #16
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how can you tell if you require reinforcement?
You'll have to put your car on a hoist, grab a flashlight, and look at the subframe mounting points under your vehicle. If it contains plates like the above picture welded on... you're safe. If it just bolts onto the sheet metal underbody of the car... then you should get it reinforced.
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:29 PM   #17
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You'll have to put your car on a hoist, grab a flashlight, and look at the subframe mounting points under your vehicle. If it contains plates like the above picture welded on... you're safe. If it just bolts onto the sheet metal underbody of the car... then you should get it reinforced.

ahhhh. i've been bringing my car into charlie and he's hasn't mentioned any reinforcements to me, so i suspect it might be fine. thanks for the explanation.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:41 PM   #18
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what year was the car? where there any weird crunching sounds??
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:19 PM   #19
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what year was the car? where there any weird crunching sounds??
The car is a 92 318is. The sound it was making was just a "BONG" everytime you would change gears, or accelerate/slowdown. Basically, everytime you'd make you car's momentum go back and fourth, your subframe moves.
The shop told me it was the worst they had ever seen.

I'd suggest to everyone to get it reinforced, should cost around 400-500$ instead of waiting until it's broken and having to reweld the frame.
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they havnt seen mine....MY DRIVESHAFT POPPED OUT! my car....immobile.... till sunday! then shes fixed
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