04-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bonita springs florida
Total Cats: -125
REAR SUBFRAME SWAP METHOD
i have a 1990 miata with vmax coils, and fm sways.
I also have a rear subframe from a 96 left over from a part out.
My 1990 subframe dont have the extra bracing the 96 has.
Also the allighnment bolts on the 90 are broken and the controll arms are pritty rusted looking.
So what i thinking i will do is clean up all the allighnment bolts on the 96 while its out and swap it into my car.
My question to anyone who has experance here is this.
What is the easyest way to do it...
If i am correct i belive i could unbolt the axles from the diff and leave them atached to the spindles and hub, just unbolt the controll arms from the spindles, unbolt the cross member from the chasis, the coils from inside the trunk, slide the driveshaft from the trans... (dropping the exhaust first of corse) this would allow the rear subframe to come out with the diff, driveshaft, coils,and contrll arms on it. Then i could swap the diff with driveshaft and coils to the other subframe bolt it all back in and re attach the axles.
is this possable? or would i need to do somthing else?