The jack mount piece is not considered part of the suspension. This is a diagram of the front suspension of a 4WS MTX car.
The piece is available from Mazda for around $115. Yes, I'm suggesting it would be a nice chassis stiffener
What clamps are you talking about?
I think the holes are already in the subframe to mount this piece. It wouldn't make sense for them to make 2 different sets of subframe pieces, when the only difference would be some holes. I looked under my car and I thought I saw the holes where it mounts. Hopefully if you ordred the piece it would come with the hardware.
Ok; here are pics of the location where the bar goes and the holes that are there. I see no way of getting a bolt down through those holes though. It is hollow in there with the top of the brace going over it. These holes are on both sides of the car.
On the top side of the subframe pieces, I think there might be holes that you can lower the bolts through or stick a socket into. You can't see them from the bottom because they are covered by rubber grommet things. This is just a theory. When I took my 626 apart I saw round rubber grommets filling some holes on the top sides of the subframe pieces, maybe that's what they were for.
It seems suspicious that there are large holes right next to the little ones the bolts would go through. Those large holes must have something to do with installing the brace.
I wonder if you could find some sort of bent wrench to stick into the large hole. This hypothetical bent wrench would hold a nut still while you tightened the bolt that was inserted from below. You would have to tape or glue the nut to the wrench so it could be inserted in there properly, and not come loose to rattle around in your subframe member forever and ever (or until it fell back out).
Maybe on the 4WS they welded a nut above the little hole before the top and bottom halves of the subframe piece were welded together? This sucks I really wanted this to work.
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