Thanks for shedding some light on something that has been bugging me for years. I have also observed that total failure of the subframe, or the bolts being fired out of the steering boxes on earlier models always occured at low speeds. I am also a Fiat 124 spider fan which has the same sort of subframe failure. After the second new subframe failed on one of my spiders I welded in the gussets like MB. I never had another failure. By the way the failures occured at low speeds during braking. I'm still concerned about a situation where severe damage is done in a parking lot only to be finished off on the highway. I suppose that other than food for a healthy discussion, it's a moot point,since these subframes should have all been fixed by now.
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