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GKTech S13/180sx subframe weld in reinforcement plates

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i wanna get these Gktech plates for my car as well but i just so could not be bothered pulling my sub frame out

 

ill do a trade with some one

 

ill weld in some ones plates onto their sub frame for free and in return you have to remove my sub frame and refit it for me

 

Sounds like a great deal! ha ha ha

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Had a customer drop off this kit for us to weld in for him. Pretty good having the pieces cut to size instead of making them yourself from scratch like i did lol.

 

But there are a few pieces i have no idea where they go. i'll grab some shots tonight

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^ lol was the same, we initially didn't realise where a few bits went, but managed to pick them.

 

I posted a link in this thread, it's to zilvia.net with pictures on where they sit.

 

Thanks to Trevor for doing this for us. Good man! Sorry I haven't had the chance to swap my subframes yet. Weather is fkn rediculous. Stock subframe coming your way soon (hopefully)!!!

 

Anyone in the East that can't be fkd driving to Neil's I can put you through to Trevor. Given he still wants to do the job.

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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Just need to know where they sit on the S14/15 cradle

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Here's those pieces

 

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exactly the ones we couldnt work out lol.

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I'm thinking this might be where they need to go...

 

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Spooky how I knew what pieces you're talkin about... Lol

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S14 is a bit different to S13, but that last pic isn't it as the peice used is similar to S13.

 

I'll try post up a pic asap with where that similar peice went on the S13.

 

Think you got the first pic right though!

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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Hmmm here's a pic of my S13 subframe done... That peice in your last pic looks smaller then my one though :huh:

 

904x8l.jpg

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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Nice. With the dimpling on the plates and a fresh coat of paint it looks 100% factory. I swapped in mine yesterday, albeit I only welded in some plates and a square tube bar to brace the toe rods and diff mounts. I'll drop it in the future when I have time and weld in some bracing like the GKtech kit.

 

Subframe stuff now for sale:

 

$35 - Bare S13/RPS13 subframe with less-than-ideal oem bushes. No accident damage, I just swapped in a spare subframe with new bushes etc, as you do. Diff bolts direct to the subframe using 4 bolts on the back and no bushes. Would make the whole weld/paint/bush process a zero-downtime experience. Pickup available from Penrith/Parramatta NSW.

 

$30 - Brand new and unopened Whiteline urethane differential support bushes for S13/180sx/S14/S15/R32/R33/R34 subframes that have 2 big circles the back. I got these a while ago without having checked either of my subframes... mistake. Currently sell for around $50 + post (http://www.kudosmoto...r34-p-1265.html). Prepared to post at your cost or pickup available from Penrith/Parramatta NSW.

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Ill take photos of the subframe when we do our customers one. Found a dint in the subframe he provided then measured it up and it was 10mm down and longer than the other side.... so got him to replace it.

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S14 is a bit different to S13, but that last pic isn't it as the peice used is similar to S13.

 

I'll try post up a pic asap with where that similar peice went on the S13.

 

Think you got the first pic right though!

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

 

I pulled those two pics out of cabs build thread, I thought it looked like he was using s14/15 cradle? (Good chance I'm wrong)

 

Ill take photos of the subframe when we do our customers one. Found a dint in the subframe he provided then measured it up and it was 10mm down and longer than the other side.... so got him to replace it.

 

Went to pick up replacement today and got "I haven't even looked for it"... Will try again Wednesday...

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Shit quality pic but you get the picture. even using gktech solid subframe mounts.

 

cradle2.jpg

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How benificial is it to weld these plates in and how bad is it to remove the subframe?

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Removing the subframe is easy, reinstalling it [assembled] is really annoying.

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Hi if anyone needs these plates welded in I can do for you located in Adelaide ph 0417873241 thanks

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Anyone know where that long single piece of steel goes?

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it goes above the front of the diff, above where the tailshaft bolts up.

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Woah! Way to rip off GKtech's design!

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Who cares? Someone copied - It's not like no one ever made arms, bash plates, knuckles and Gktech invented them...

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No one can tell! You are using the mysterious Italic's

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