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Old 09-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #29
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Thanks Kyle. Reminds me of the old days and splitting ball joints. (Yes, I'm old. )
Come on you are not old just well experienced!

The factory rear cradle bushing can be kind of a pain to get out sometimes but replacing them definitely yields very good results in both handling and straight-line performance.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #30
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Come on you are not old just well experienced!

The factory rear cradle bushing can be kind of a pain to get out sometimes but replacing them definitely yields very good results in both handling and straight-line performance.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #31
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Trying to find vids showing how involved the work is to remove. I would like this upgrade.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #32
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Trying to find vids showing how involved the work is to remove. I would like this upgrade.
Here is a link that has some pretty good information when it comes to replacing the rear cradle/subframe bushings:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108777
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #33
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Here is a link that has some pretty good information when it comes to replacing the rear cradle/subframe bushings:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108777
Thanks...the thread confirmed that this is a shop job.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #34
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Thanks...the thread confirmed that this is a shop job.
Sometimes it is definitely better to have a shop do it if you don't have the time or tools to conquer a job like this. It can be a real headache if you get stuck in the middle of it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #35
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Thanks for contributing to the thread Kyle. Tons of great info.
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Did the cradle/subframe bushings in my garage using just hand tools and a propane torch. More info in this thread too:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...bushing+remove

Post 25 is what I did.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #37
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Thanks for contributing to the thread Kyle. Tons of great info.
Not a problem Chase, I try to help out where I can.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #38
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Nice write up Chase!

Any chance you could possibly to provide a relative score for each of the recommended upgrades with regard to how much each degrades ride comfort and also how much road/suspension noise in the cabin is increased?
^This. While I'm interested in improving all aspects of the car, I'm realistic enough to realize that I drive over rough road a lot more than I engage in spirited driving. Sadly, from what I've heard on here, only the most basic suspension mod can be done before it starts hurting ride quality. Hoping to get the facts in this thread.
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^This. While I'm interested in improving all aspects of the car, I'm realistic enough to realize that I drive over rough road a lot more than I engage in spirited driving. Sadly, from what I've heard on here, only the most basic suspension mod can be done before it starts hurting ride quality. Hoping to get the facts in this thread.
As long as you do not swap to bearings rather than bushings on the rear arms none of the upgrades mentioned are going to hurt ride quality to a point where it would inappropriate for a daily driver. Mostly what you are going to notice is a more connected/planted feel. Less movement in the rear of the car.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #40
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Thanks for your order. Be sure to let us know what you think after you get them installed.
UPS has them now with a delivery date of Wednesday 9/18.
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UPS has them now with a delivery date of Wednesday 9/18.
Got those installed yet?

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Got those installed yet?

Been in the hospital and recuperating for the last month. Still not quite a 100% but hope to be soon. Question: After installing the rear trailing arms and rear toe rods, will it need a rear wheel alignment? How hard is the installation with the car on jack stands?
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