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Old 10-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by camaro500 View Post
I am going to buy full rear cradle bushings and want to know how your DIY experience went and if the upgrade was worth the 250$+ and the roughly 6 hours to install?
6 hours to install sub-frame bushngs

Camaro Sub-frame bushings are easy to install if you have four jack stands, two floor jacks a a propane torch.

1. Put the car on jack stands.
2. Set your floor jack under the differential
3. Remove one sub-frame bolt, screw it back in 1/2" and repeat on the remaining three
4. Remove two sub-frame bolts on either the driver or passenger side
5. Lower the jack under the differential just enough to place a 1" socket in between the top of the sub-frame bush ferule
6. Use the second floor jack to lift the corner of the sub-frame with the socket.
7. Add pressure once you are sure the socket is secure between the top of the bushing ferule and the 'frame' rail in the monocoque
8 when you start to lift the car off the jackstand heat the metal that surrounds the sub-frame bushing.
9. keep heating until the bushing falls on the floor
10. Repeat three more times

In a shop this takes an hour once the car is on the lift. In your home garage it takes two hours.

Originally Posted by JusticePete View Post
All bushings are not created equal.

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