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SUBE Bridging Connector

The SUBE wall-stud bridging connector for cold-formed steel (CFS) is designed to connect cold-rolled channel (CRC) at the end of a wall or single-stud jamb condition, or at the ends of panel walls, curtain walls or load-bearing conditions.

The connector is installed on the open side of the stud with screws to the stud lips, effectively limiting drywall buildup and creating a safer working environment as sharp-point screw perforations through the web are eliminated. Additionally, the SUBE does not require any special tools or clamping during installation as it features outer flanges that enable the connector to fit snugly over the open side of the stud. By eliminating the potential for drywall bulge and onsite safety issues, you'll be able to save time and improve efficiencies on the jobsite.

Key Features

  • Tested to include stud-web strength and stiffness in the tabulated design values
  • Design values ensure compliance with AISI S100 Sections C2.2.1 and C2.3 for axially and laterally loaded studs
  • Flexible design solutions for web thicknesses of 33 mil (20 ga.) through 97 mil (12 ga.) and stud sizes of 3 5/8" and 6"
  • Improves onsite safety by eliminating sharp-point screw perforations through the web in traditional clip attachments to wall-end stud webs
  • Eliminates drywall bulge with no screw attachment to flange of stud


  • 54 mil (16 ga.), 50 ksi


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • The SUBE is connected to the open face of the stud and is attached to the lip of stud with (2) #10 screws. Fasten the u-channel to the clip with (2) #10 screws.

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Stud Depth (in.) Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
SUBE362-R100 3 5/8 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 100
SUBE6-R50 6 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 50

Load Tables

SUBE Bridge Clip End Connector — Strength and Stiffness

Model No. Stud Depth (in.) Stud Thickness mil (ga.) Fasteners Laterally Loaded C-Stud Axially Loaded C-Stud
Stud U-Channel Allowable Torsional Moment (in.-lb.) Allowable Brace Strength (lb.) Brace Stiffness (lb./in.)
SUBE362 3.625 33 (20) (2) #10 (2) #10 375 125 2,310
43 (18) 400 160 2,975
54 (16) 560 325 2,975
68 (14) 595 410 3,105
97 (12) 595 410 3,105
SUBE6 6 33 (20) (2) #10 (2) #10 495 135 1,305
43 (18) 575 175 1,685
54 (16) 880 365 3,180
68 (14) 880 455 3,920
97 (12) 880 455 3,920
  1. Allowable loads are for use when utilizing Allowable Stress Design (ASD) methodology. For Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) loads, multiply the ASD tabulated values by 1.6.
  2. Allowable brace strengths are based on ultimate test load divided by a safety factor. Serviceability limit is not considered, as brace stiffness requirements are given in section C2.3 of AISI S100-2016. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie if nominal brace strength is required.
  3. Tabulated stiffness values apply to both ASD and LRFD designs.
  4. Allowable loads consider bridging connection only. It is responsibility of the designer to verify the strength and serviceability of the framing members.
  5. Allowable loads are based on the use of (2) #10 screws between clip and u-channel and (2) #10 screws between clip and stud lips.

Code Reports & Compliance