Third Generation Chevy Camaro 1982 - 1992: Street Performance and Race Mods


Camaro Chassis Structure Parts:

The stiffer a chassis, the more likely the vehicle is to have a weight distribution on the tires which is favorable to cornering.

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Part #: 550 40053

'82-'92 Camaro/Firebird bolt-in sub-frame connectors. Part #: 40053

Other sub-frame connectors from other manufacturers are not even close to this superior JEGS design. While it is marketed as a bolt-in, I recommend welding the unit. This unit is formed to fit tightly to the floor pan without protruding to reduce ground clearance. It bolts to the front of the rear trailing arm and is bolted (or welded) to the floor pan at the front. I also tack welded the sub-frame connectors along the chassis to spread load and increase chassis stiffness.

The purpose of the sub-frame connector is to stiffen the chassis. A torsionally stiff chassis will keep a more even load on all wheels to improve traction.

Steering Brace: A stock GM brace used in some of the later Camaros was used here to add stiffness. GM part # S14079634 connects between the two front frame rails and mounts above the front sway bar. It adds substantial stiffness needed in cornering and handling. The load is generated by the steering gear which tends to flex an individual rail under hard cornering. The brace causes both rails to share the load by connecting the two structures. Aftermarket braces are also available.

The unit at the right is an adjustable aftermarket unit.

Strut Tower Brace: Typically only used in the later model 3rd gen vehicles with fuel injection, this brace attaches to the top of the front shock absorber mount points. The brace will attach them to each other and a third point, typically at the base of the windshield. This adds front-end rigidity which maintains front-end suspension geometry.

Manufacturer Links:

  • Jegs: Subframe connectors
  • Spohn:
  • MAC: Strut tower brace (2 point attachment)
  • SSM: (Southside Machine) Subframe connectors
    259 E. Main Street, Smithville Ohio 44677 (216)669-3556
  • BMR Suspension
  • Pulley Engineering: Subframe kits, subframe connectors, roll bars and cages. (Drag racing)
    Highway 64 East P.O. Box 212, McCrory Arkansas 72101 (501)731-2468

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