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Old 09-19-11, 10:44 AM
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Did your LCAs fit the subframe very poorly?

Below is a photo of my driver-side front LCA bushing. The LCA was very difficult to fit into the Tech2 subframe and, as you can see, there is quite a gap between the busing and the subframe. The delrin bushings fit my stock subframe like a glove. I am wondering if there are differences in the LCAs between years?

I figured I'd just get a washer in there to close the gap. Thoughts?

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Old 09-19-11, 07:56 PM
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mine were a pita to fit too. If I remember correctly I had to actually open one of the ears to get lca in. I dont remember there being that much gap though.
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Old 09-20-11, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by yeep View Post
mine were a pita to fit too. If I remember correctly I had to actually open one of the ears to get lca in. I dont remember there being that much gap though.
Thank you for the reply.

For future reference, when, roughly, did you order your kit?
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I ordered my kit around January 2010. They may have redesign the kit a bit, or their quality might fallen off.
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Old 09-23-11, 07:13 AM
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i had the same problem w/ mine too i dont know what its but i ask carlos monterubio and he said they never had anyone say any thing about that obviously thats not true!!!
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Old 09-23-11, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ls1japcar View Post
i had the same problem w/ mine too i dont know what its but i ask carlos monterubio and he said they never had anyone say any thing about that obviously thats not true!!!
What did you do to fix it?
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well i think its not a big problem yet but iam not done with my build so thats the least of wearies,i just tightened everything up for now until i get the motor and tranny running then iam ganna need to get an alignment when iam done hopefully its not ganna be a biggie!
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Does anyone know if you need a particular steering rack to clear this "kit?" I've got a 93 and everything about the rack does not fit at all. The shaft touches the mount bracket on the subframe and the bolt on the U-joint ABSOLUTELY does not clear the subframe.

I'm about to throw this thing in the ******* trash, get a samberg subframe, and build my own mounts.
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hmm mine was a pain in the a** to get to fit, tight fit. do you have pics of the steering rack? id like to see. i got their kit recently, i didnt have any issues with the steering rack but i needed to widen one hole on the power plant support they sent me.
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My steering rack cleared the mounts on mine with no problem. The only thing was after driving the car for a while the motor mounts sag a bit and the oil pan started to rub on one of the hard lines of the power steering. I made two 1/8 spacer and slipped them under the mounts. Seems to fix the problem for now.
Did u get instructions for the wire harness CKxx?
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No, I actually bought the subframe and some other parts from another member. I'm towing the car to a local shop to get the harness done, sorry.

I'll get some pics of the rack later. I set the motor in there and I'm doing some other work right now.
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how are you liking that swap kit and everything. im trying to decide if i want to buy the swap kit or just build from scratch.
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Originally Posted by afgolden View Post
how are you liking that swap kit and everything. im trying to decide if i want to buy the swap kit or just build from scratch.
I'm about to head out of town for a bit, so I'll elaborate later, but I would say, "build from scratch" for sure.
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Originally Posted by CKxx View Post
I'm about to head out of town for a bit, so I'll elaborate later, but I would say, "build from scratch" for sure.
This is sad to hear considering the rather hefty price tag for the kit. I'm curious if anyone has actually used the tech2 kit. It looks really rough, but if it works well and is solid that's what is most important to me.
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Originally Posted by CKxx View Post
Does anyone know if you need a particular steering rack to clear this "kit?" I've got a 93 and everything about the rack does not fit at all. The shaft touches the mount bracket on the subframe and the bolt on the U-joint ABSOLUTELY does not clear the subframe.

I'm about to throw this thing in the ******* trash, get a samberg subframe, and build my own mounts.
I'm upset to hear that the tech2 kit is garbage, glad to find out before I bought one though. Any info on a samberg subframe? I searched but didn't come up with much.
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Originally Posted by evomatt View Post
I'm upset to hear that the tech2 kit is garbage, glad to find out before I bought one though. Any info on a samberg subframe? I searched but didn't come up with much.
I wouldn't say that the Tech 2 kit is garbage, everything fitted properly for me so far.
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Originally Posted by tearg View Post
I wouldn't say that the Tech 2 kit is garbage, everything fitted properly for me so far.
My kit was pretty good fit, the only problem was their wire harness. No instructions, had to phone them for 2 weeks to get them to send me some. Had to look up on Granny's speed shop site for more detailed instructions.
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Old 12-15-11, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by yeep View Post
My kit was pretty good fit, the only problem was their wire harness. No instructions, had to phone them for 2 weeks to get them to send me some. Had to look up on Granny's speed shop site for more detailed instructions.
What hood are you using?
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Originally Posted by tearg View Post
What hood are you using?
It a modified stock hood. Had it done by the bodyshop that painted my car. Its ok for now but i dont think it will last for the long run, since they used to much bondo and couldn't weld it since its aluminum. I will go with the tech2 hood if this one breaks.
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Originally Posted by yeep View Post
It a modified stock hood. Had it done by the bodyshop that painted my car. Its ok for now but i dont think it will last for the long run, since they used to much bondo and couldn't weld it since its aluminum. I will go with the tech2 hood if this one breaks.
I'm trying to avoid the tech2 hood. I heard scoot hoods will fit with a mild modification. I want to keep it stock looking as possible.
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Originally Posted by evomatt View Post
I'm upset to hear that the tech2 kit is garbage, glad to find out before I bought one though. Any info on a samberg subframe? I searched but didn't come up with much.
Justin Samberg makes a kit for LS-series swaps. The subframe is nicely made, and looks as though it could work with a 2J if you fabricate your own motor mounts and mount brackets. They do not make an actual 2J kit, though.

I still haven't cut the upright to clear the steering rack. My car seems to be the only one with issues.

I am thinking of selling the whole thing if anyone wants it. Tech2 subframe, motor mounts, mount brackets, and 6sp trans mount. Everything has about 30 miles on it.
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Originally Posted by yeep View Post
It a modified stock hood. Had it done by the bodyshop that painted my car. Its ok for now but i dont think it will last for the long run, since they used to much bondo and couldn't weld it since its aluminum. I will go with the tech2 hood if this one breaks.
Do you happen to have any more/better hood pictures? It looks pretty good in your small photo there.
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