New Camaro Subframe Connectors – Our unique approach to chassis stiffness

We are excited to offer a new way to enhance your First Gen Camaro with our new bolt-on subframe connectors! Suspension systems are designed to control your car’s movement and provide predictable handling by keeping the tires planted on the pavement. No matter how good the suspension is, and how high tech your shocks are, if your chassis is flexing and twisting you will never get the full potential from your suspension and tires.

It is no secret that we love a 67-69 Camaro / Firebird as much as anyone. We have developed solutions for this platform since the beginning at Ridetech. Continual updates and improvements have allowed us to squeeze more than was ever thought possible from the First Gen platform.

For our customers who were looking to plant big tires, big brakes and big power, we introduced our TigerCage product as a chassis stiffening option. The bolt-in stainless cage does wonders to the car’s handling by strengthening the stiffness significantly and letting the suspension do its job more effectively.

We recognize that not everyone wants to install a full cage, so we went back to the drawing board to develop a super simple, clean, design for a bolt-on subframe connector. Frankly, we surprised even ourselves on this one.

The new Ridetech Bolt-on Subframe Connectors install in minutes and the transformation of the ride and handling is startling. Our first test car was a 1967 Camaro that has been equipped with the Ridetech full coil-over suspension for several years. The owner was stunned even before the car was out of the parking lot. The car felt totally different, significantly more planted and sure footed – especially under acceleration. “It pulls so much straighter” the owner said… and we agreed!

We started with 1.5 in. x 3 in. x .125 wall steel for high strength, and made sure it attached at the front to capture the body bushing. The real magic is at the rear of the subframe connector where we incorporated the entire leaf spring mounting pocket. This design uses multiple mounting points to lock in the subframe connector and provides a super stiff mount for the rear leaf spring – or the Ridetech four link bar.

100% compatible with:

  • Original equipment leaf springs
  • Ridetech Streetgrip composite leaf springs
  • Ridetech 4-Link rear suspension systems

Of course, we made sure it looks good too, and gave the subframe connectors a slick powder coat finish to keep them looking good for years to come.

No matter what you are using your Camaro for, cruising, spirited back road corner carving, or full track use… these simple bolt-on subframe connectors will be one of the best bang for the buck additions you ever make to your vintage Camaro or Firebird.

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