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Old 10-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #16
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How is it reinforcing the front subframe in anything other than a direct blow to the steering rack or subframe? No other stress is being put in the subframe that would compromise it other than an impact.
The control arm are mounted to it, but the mail stress on them is supported by the control arm bushings which are separate.
I don't see a reason why I need this plate short term. Long term I could see it possible that the subframe would maybe rip from its mounts without reinforcing or possibly chassis deformation.
But like I said, short term I see little to no negatives.
Please point out anything wrong that I just said if I was wrong.

I do plan on getting it fixed ASAP. I'm not one to drive around with something wrong.
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