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    Thread: Frame notch...let see some pics...

    1. Member MOMO Vento 96's Avatar
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      03-06-2009 09:50 AM #1
      wonderful search is down...I need to see how others notched their subframe...the helpers are coming out and I plan on doing some work while the fronts are off.

      pic for views...


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      03-06-2009 11:19 AM #2
      x2

      id like to see the same


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      03-06-2009 11:35 AM #3
      These pictures came from one of Paul's threads.



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      03-06-2009 12:01 PM #4
      he's prolly the only person to have a square notch.




      Modified by Lower it!! at 11:11 AM 3-6-2009

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      03-06-2009 01:07 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by racerbunny24 »
      x2

      id like to see the same


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      03-06-2009 01:11 PM #6

      here was mine

      a square notch makes no sense..and from an integrity stand point not as nearly strong as an arch..more stress points


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      03-06-2009 01:16 PM #7
      is that welded closed or filled with something?

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      I need to get mine done soon
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      03-06-2009 01:28 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by MOMO Vento 96 »
      is that welded closed or filled with something?

      yes it was welded with another piece of metal to cloes up the cut..they sprayed with a truck bed liner to prevent rusting


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      03-06-2009 01:29 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by the fuzzy one »
      I need to get mine done soon

      go see doug bro


    12. 03-06-2009 02:24 PM #12
      sup peeps...i live in southern maryland. do anyone around the DMV know any shops that will do this for me. any that yall have went to or anything??

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      03-06-2009 02:37 PM #13
      I don't think the DMV will tell you where to get your frame notched.
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      03-06-2009 02:38 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by REDveARsyx »
      sup peeps...i live in southern maryland. do anyone around the DMV know any shops that will do this for me. any that yall have went to or anything??

      check your regionals..or drive to new hamshire where the shop is that did mine..guy already has done 4 mkvs and a A3


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      03-06-2009 02:38 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Lower it!! »
      I don't think the DMV will tell you where to get your frame notched.

      lol....check the dealer they may know!


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      03-06-2009 02:42 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by nastybags »

      check your regionals..or drive to new hamshire where the shop is that did mine..guy already has done 4 mkvs and a A3

      how much did they charge? and what's the name of the shop?


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      03-06-2009 02:44 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by VdubVSHonda »

      how much did they charge? and what's the name of the shop?

      see doug at reflex tuning

      and its 400 but he charged me 350 so you can work out a deal


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      03-06-2009 02:47 PM #18
      I've heard nothing but good things about them. Thanks

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      03-06-2009 02:49 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by VdubVSHonda »
      I've heard nothing but good things about them. Thanks


      they are the best..and doug has done so many MKVs already its routine for him now

      your in the area.dont go anywhere else


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      03-06-2009 02:51 PM #20
      I'll hopefully be sitting pretty by April... I'll definitely make a trip up there once money allows me to do so

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      03-06-2009 03:37 PM #21
      I assume notching your frame kills any warranty right? idk, thats the only thing stopping me.

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      03-06-2009 03:47 PM #22
      technically it won't void a warranty unless they can prove that caused whateve failed that your getting warrantied. If your window regulator goes bad they can't blame it.

      My dealer didn't notice I was notched at first but didn't care.

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      03-06-2009 04:01 PM #23
      I don't care what the dealership thinks either way...my car is at 64k on the clock.

    24. 03-06-2009 05:00 PM #24
      Dumb question, but at what point to you need to do this? (I'm assuming it's only needed if you go REALLY low).

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      03-06-2009 05:03 PM #25
      how low do you have to be to do this?
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      03-06-2009 05:13 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by steaguejr »
      how low do you have to be to do this?

      i had 10 threads left and no helpers and i hit the axel alot so i cant really say how low but its a lot nicer not hitting axel
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      03-06-2009 05:20 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by nastybags »

      here was mine

      Almost looks OEM!


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      03-06-2009 05:23 PM #28
      I'd like to see an R32's factory notch

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      03-06-2009 05:27 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by lancGTI »

      Almost looks OEM!


      Did anyone say anything about OEM? Are you always negative?
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      03-06-2009 05:28 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by VdubVSHonda »
      I'd like to see an R32's factory notch


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      03-06-2009 05:34 PM #31
      i may be wrong but i read somewhere that the R32 has a factory frame notch.

    32. 03-06-2009 05:42 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by VdubVSHonda »
      i may be wrong but i read somewhere that the R32 has a factory frame notch.

      i havnt heard that before. R32 owners chime in


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      03-06-2009 05:47 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by VdubVSHonda »
      i may be wrong but i read somewhere that the R32 has a factory frame notch.

      If so, the engine cradle or "frame" as it's called was designed that way from the start.


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      03-06-2009 05:55 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by GTINC »

      Will, for one, at a point where you have no grasp of Structural Engineering. I have seen lots of inappropriate things done to cars but this takes the prize. Destroy the structure strength for the purpose of making the car low, just for appearance. I just hope that any insurance company that has written a policy on one has inspector/estimators sharp enough to spot it so they don't have to pay in the case of a claim.


      I love posts like these.
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      03-06-2009 06:01 PM #35
      x2 on R32 owners adrock had one im sure he's gotta know....

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