Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #15
Nessal


 
Drives: Exige, Miata, Ghia
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA, Bay Area
Posts: 2,310
This timing business is such a pain in the butt. I never had to time any of my previous cars. Does anyone sell replacement bushings so that you don't have to ever time them again? Something that doesn't use the ferrile cores like the OEM stuff?
Nessal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #16
ssmike
Missing Big Red
 
ssmike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Corvette DSOM, '13 Equinox CRT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 6,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nessal View Post
This timing business is such a pain in the butt. I never had to time any of my previous cars. Does anyone sell replacement bushings so that you don't have to ever time them again? Something that doesn't use the ferrile cores like the OEM stuff?
Give JusticePete a PM, Pedders makes a complete bushing package just for this!
__________________
Not a Camaro but it works for now!
ssmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #17
ssmike
Missing Big Red
 
ssmike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Corvette DSOM, '13 Equinox CRT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 6,561
OK Pete, here's the printout! Keep in mind that this was a fresh XA coilover install as well as rear camber bolts which I did myself. The cambers in the front were set full negative when I tightened down the clevis bolts. The rear camber bolts were just rough adjusted.

Also, notice that he didn't achieve the .2 toe in the rear and is out of spec but he has them green. I gave him the new Pedders Aggressive street specs to go by! Thanks for your help!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Not a Camaro but it works for now!
ssmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #18
dekan513
chevy pride
 
dekan513's Avatar
 
Drives: 2ss/rs
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: pikeville ky
Posts: 2,138
just a guess here but , drive the car and measure again and mark exactly where ur wheels are so u can get in the same spot , i would think it wont be exactly the same all the time but like i said just a guess
__________________

check out ky speeds fb page https://www.facebook.com/kyspeed
dekan513 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #19
JusticePete
5th Gen Master Builder

 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 18,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssmike View Post
OK Pete, here's the printout! Keep in mind that this was a fresh XA coilover install as well as rear camber bolts which I did myself. The cambers in the front were set full negative when I tightened down the clevis bolts. The rear camber bolts were just rough adjusted.

Also, notice that he didn't achieve the .2 toe in the rear and is out of spec but he has them green. I gave him the new Pedders Aggressive street specs to go by! Thanks for your help!

Mike,

The change in ride heights is directly related to the change in camber front and rear so you have NO WORRIES! Now the important question. How does your Camaro drive now?
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #20
ssmike
Missing Big Red
 
ssmike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Corvette DSOM, '13 Equinox CRT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 6,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by JusticePete View Post
Mike,

The change in ride heights is directly related to the change in camber front and rear so you have NO WORRIES! Now the important question. How does your Camaro drive now?
It rides great! My question is can I lower the rear by 6 mm to gain back the drop I lost without having to re-align?
__________________
Not a Camaro but it works for now!
ssmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #21
JusticePete
5th Gen Master Builder

 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 18,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssmike View Post
It rides great! My question is can I lower the rear by 6 mm to gain back the drop I lost without having to re-align?
Alignments are done in fractions of a degree. A 6mm change in ride height will have require the alignment be touched up. Go back to the same shop and tell the tech you believe the front end will be fine as is, but you need the rear toe and camber adjusted. You are asking for a two wheel alignment which should cost less that a four wheel alignment.
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #22
garcmol


 
garcmol's Avatar
 
Drives: 10 1LT SIM; 91 B4C sleeper Z
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ft. Mitchell, Alabama
Posts: 7,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssmike View Post
OK Pete, here's the printout! Keep in mind that this was a fresh XA coilover install as well as rear camber bolts which I did myself. The cambers in the front were set full negative when I tightened down the clevis bolts. The rear camber bolts were just rough adjusted.

Also, notice that he didn't achieve the .2 toe in the rear and is out of spec but he has them green. I gave him the new Pedders Aggressive street specs to go by! Thanks for your help!
That's what I was trying to explain a while back. When they pull out that big negative camber number you actually lose some drop. Looks great now!

Turns like it's on rails now, don't it?
__________________
Pedders Pace Car Package, Injen CAI, Flowmaster AT, AAC Lighting, ZL1 fascia/skirts, RKSport Ram Air hood, vented fenders, painted stripes (Gary's Customz), Honor and Valor badged (Thank you, John)
garcmol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #23
ssmike
Missing Big Red
 
ssmike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Corvette DSOM, '13 Equinox CRT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 6,561
Yes it does!
__________________
Not a Camaro but it works for now!
ssmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #24
ssmike
Missing Big Red
 
ssmike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Corvette DSOM, '13 Equinox CRT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 6,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by JusticePete View Post
Alignments are done in fractions of a degree. A 6mm change in ride height will have require the alignment be touched up. Go back to the same shop and tell the tech you believe the front end will be fine as is, but you need the rear toe and camber adjusted. You are asking for a two wheel alignment which should cost less that a four wheel alignment.
Will do! Thanks again Pete!
__________________
Not a Camaro but it works for now!
ssmike is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: LS3 Camshaft Install (a lot of pictures, may take a moment to load) robertway Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 272 07-08-2016 10:33 PM
Pfadt Race Engineering DIY Drop Spring installation procedure PfadtRacing Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 20 09-23-2011 09:31 PM
The 2011+ Mustang Thread GatorBlue371 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11874 08-23-2011 12:30 PM
Im sure this has been asked before.. But forgive my innocence :) gmag21 Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 23 02-21-2010 10:29 PM
Zeta (Camaro/Commodore/G8) suspension details Gatecrasher Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 66 04-16-2009 01:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.