** PERRIN Cross-Lock Brace DIY **
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    ** PERRIN Cross-Lock Brace DIY **

    We here at PERRIN offer a clever and ingenious way to reduce both weight (up to 36lbs depending on model year) from your car while improving the structural rigidity to further enhance your suspension.

    Needed Tools and equipment
    1) Floor jack or lift
    2) Jack stands
    3) 12mm socket and wrench
    4) 14mm and 17mm
    5) Flat head screwdriver
    6) Provided hardware from PERRIN

    Step 1) Raise the vehicle onto jack stands. NEVER WORK ON A VEHICLE ONLY SUPPORTED BY A JACK.

    Step 2) Remove the plastic splash guard, for this you will need a flat head screwdriver (to remove the plastic fasteners) and a 12mm socket to remove the bolts. Also locate and remove the 2 plastic fasteners holding the sub frame brace to the plastic wheel well liners.



    Step 3) Remove the bolts securing the sub frame brace to the chassis. With all the bolts removed you can now remove the factory sub frame brace.







    PERRIN AND OEM SIDE BY SIDE


    Step 4) With the OEM brace out of the way its now time to install the PERRIN sub frame braces to the chassis. Use supplied 19mm bolts in middle three holes, and OEM 12mm on forward most holes and 14mm on 2 rear connections (you will use a combination of OEM hardware and the provided hardware from PERRIN). Be sure that you ONLY loosely install all the bolts before tightening.




    Step 5) With the PERRIN cross lock brace in place and all the bolts loosely in position its time to tighten them all down. All M12 bolts will need to be tightened to 60ft-lbs, all M10 to 40ft-lbs, and all M8 to 20ft-lbs.



    With everything back in place and the vehicle back on the ground take the vehicle for a test drive. Listen for any new noises from beneath. If noises are noted raise vehicle again and check the installation.

    Please if anyone has questions feel free to contact me at the number below or by PM.

    Thanks

    Ken



    Ken Jubb
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    Last edited by TheJ; 09-20-2008 at 09:51 AM. Reason: Remove NONvendor links

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    Anything you can do to stiffen up the car makes a difference, this helps a lot!

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    Thanks for this! so without the subframe are you running the car without the plastic covers underneath?

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    Yes, we do run the brace without the plastic guard, but if really wanted to, you probably could get it to fit, thanks!

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    How much does this brace cost us?

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    Anthony,

    I'm sorry, the cross lock brace has been discontinued, sorry! There may be some vendors with them in stock, but we sold out of these about 6 months ago.

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    Pm'ed you Perrin chris

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