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Old 02-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #26
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Ok, so what is timing the bushes??
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #27
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Ok, so what is timing the bushes??
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While some lower their cars just for the look, many lower their cars for improved function. To get the full benefit of lowering coils, you need an alignment tech that understands performance vehicles and lowered vehicles.

The first step in proper alignment on a lowered car is to break loose the bolts at every rotational suspension bolt. That would the the radius and inner control arm bolts up front. In the rear, the trailing arm, toe link, upper and lower control arm at the knuckle and he lower inner. The car then should be at least bounced. The prefer-ed method is driven gently slowly around the ship parking lot. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels all the bolts are made tight. This process times the bonded ferule OEM rubber bushes to the new ride height.

Timing the bushings balances the car. The rotational resistance in the bushes is actually a second set of springs in the car. If they are not timed to the new ride height they are creating uneven loads as the car moves over a bump. The suspension will function correctly with the bushes timed and will also last longer. Only a professional that understand suspension will take this extra step.

Your alignment professional should discuss with you how you want to drive your car. The alignment specifications for a weekend warrior drag racer would be different than the specifications for a weekend auto cross warrior. If you want optimum tire life the alignment specs are different from those that want optimal cornering on the highway ramps or twisties.

Suspension and alignment work done well on a Camaro will produce fantastic results. Choose our alignment professional carefully. They will make a real difference in your enjoyment when driving.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:31 PM   #28
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I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:36 PM   #29
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:52 PM   #30
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Sound about right to me.
Thanks JusticePete. Finally had some dry weather, and some open roads to give the suspension a little test with some spirited driving.
My car feels perfect. Just need to save up for your quiet sway bar end links!
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