Bad Goat Subframe Connectors Installation

Another successful day at the speed shop, compliments of “Straightline Performance” in Joliet IL. Special thanks to “Turbo Joe” for the awesome work and installation.

Today’s part installation was BMR Subframe Connectors.     BMR

BMR GTO Subframe connectors

 

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They are available in two colors, Black Hammertone, or Red. I went with the red ones to match the theme of my car. These are specifically designed for 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO. They are boxed style and do require welding. Here is the description from BMR:  “BMR subframe connectors provide the ultimate in frame rigidity and add to the overall handling ability of the car. They are manufactured from 1.5″ x 2″ x .120″ rectangular tubing and laser cut, 1/4″ mounting and weld plates. The subframe connectors tie into 5 structural areas and provide 4 seperate weld points. The rear mount replaces the factory suspension cradle mount allowing full accessibility to the cradle after the subframe connectors have been installed.”

Subframe connectors tie the frame together from the rear crossmember/subframe bushing to the front frame just slightly behind the fenders. It’s purpose is to strengthen the frame and make it more solid and rigid. This will prevent the frame from twisting or bending under heavy torque.

 

A few pics of how the installation was done:

BMR Subframe connector installation!

Thanks Turbo Joe! As you can see, they connectors hang down just slightly so they are somewhat visible. Which I like!

Bolted in back, welded to the frame in the middle and front.

Bolted in back, welded to the frame in the middle and front. Look at the pretty sparks! Just kidding! Never look directly at the welding point, always protect your eyes and wear a welding shield.

BGR 006

Us guys love seeing our cars being worked on in a shop. Tools on the table, soda bottle, pack of cigarettes, speed shop signage on the wall…..yep, I got the right place!

I also have the BMR Skid Plate installed, in red of course.

I also have the BMR Skid Plate installed, in red of course.

 

The Test Drive: You can really feel the effects of this part add on. The car does not sway, the back end is definitely firmer, and the car just feels stiffer. It also gives piece of mind knowing the frame of the car is just that much stronger. The car doesn’t drive like a Cadillac, it feels like a race car. Just the way I want it! If I wanted a smooth ride I would have bought a luxury car.

Hope you enjoyed the install. If you have a 2004-2006 GTO pushing some power, I highly recommend installing this product. Follow the above links in the article to get more information and for purchasing this product.

 

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