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Old 06-05-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Rear subframe brace installation trick?

I swapped differentials and got everything back together except for the rear subframe brace, it's mysteriously a tiny fraction too long to get both bolts in. Is there a trick to getting it back on? This is on my 93.
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bumping, want to install a freshly painted one next weekend
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Drive the car a few hundred feet, then install it. Raise the rear with ramps.
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The rear subframe brace, should no depend on the diff in any way shape or form. Are you trying to put on the same brace that came off the car?
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Yeah it was the same brace that came off the car, I only mentioned the diff because that was why I took the brace off. I drove around for days, and tried different ways of jacking up the car and none of it made any difference. I know I had the orientation right because the witness mark from where the tail pipe had hit it was in the right place.

I actually never did get the brace back on, barring some new trick that I don't know about I'll have to embiggen the hole slightly and i just haven't bothered. I've been daily driving the car for months this way. It is mystifying to me why it won't fit.
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Post some pics of the alignment fail, maybe that will help us
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Something is bent
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