Detroit Speeds front subframe is a bolt-in replacement for the original stock subframe. It improves the handling and ride quality by utilizing DSEs unique suspension geometry. It is the Only subframe in the aftermarket industry with hydroformed frame rails.
The hydroformed frame rails feature strength and stiffness, precise quality and repeatability. Hydroforming preserves the steels strength and stiffness because it is performed at low temperatures, unlike traditional high temperature processes which decrease material strength.
The Detroit Speed, Inc. Hydroformed Subframe Comes With The Following:
Up to a 10 inch wide wheel can be packaged without modification to the inner wheel wells. Both the main and secondary crossmembers are stamped for structural rigidity. SBC, BBC, LS1, LS2, and LS7 engines have been designed as a direct bolt-in into this subframe.
Our subframe has been designed, engineered, and developed for the road and track. This subframe blends the benefits of current OEM technology and aftermarket performance into one product!
The subframe is available uncoated and unassembled for your SBC, BBC, or LSX engines. We also offer the subframe powdercoated satin black and assembled.
Detroit Speed puts a significant amount of effort into developing long-lasting, dependable products that are formulated to exceed late-model performance expectations. Our systems are designed by exceptionally qualified engineers and built by fabricators dedicated to making the best systems they possibly can. Our parts are made using state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies–CNC machining, forging, hydroforming, and more–to bring your classic muscle car to the 21st century.
Months of testing, revising, and polishing stand behind every product we make available to the public, and our test cars prove the point. Each of our development mules receive thousands of hard miles attending car shows, completing road trips, crushing autocross paddocks, and storming track days in the process. The pursuit of perfection has always been our primary goal, and it always will be. Because of this, we can confidently say our systems are the best, most comprehensive solutions to any and all your muscle car problems.
|Chevrolet||Nova||Custom||1973 - 1974||6.5 Liter
|Chevrolet||Nova||1969 - 1974||6.5 Liter
|Ackerman Angle||2.5 Deg w/ 18 x 10 Inch or 17 x 9 Inch Wheels|
|Chassis Codes||GM 1st Gen F-Body, GM Nova X-Body 1968-1974|
|Engine||Chevrolet 396, Chevrolet 402, Chevrolet 427, Chevrolet 454|
|Liter||6.5 Liter, 6.6 Liter, 7.0 Liter, 7.4 Liter|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2-Year Limited Defects and Workmanship|
|Nominal Camber||Minus 0.5 Deg.|
|Nominal Caster||Plus 4.5 Deg (Adjustable to 5.5 Deg.)|
|Spring Free Length||8.0 Inch|
|Spring Rate||650 Lbs|
|Thread||M12 x 1.5|
|Total Bumpsteer||30 Inch Toe Span .084 Inch Over 6 Inch of Travel|
|Travel Length||6.0 Inch|
|Turning Angle||30 Deg w/18 x 10 Inch or 17 x 9 Inch Wheels, 33.8 Deg w/ 18 x 9 Inch Wheels|
|Wheel Bolt Pattern In.||5 x 4.75 Inch|
|Wheel Fitment||17 x 8 Inch, 18 x 8 Inch to 18 x 10 Inch, 19 x 8 Inch to 19 x 10 Inch|