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Old 09-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Which v6 suspension upgrades are bolt-ons and which require major effort

I've heard some of the upgrades require pulling the entire rear end out first.

Which ones are "easy" and could be done with a floor jack and/or lift (by me) without major surgery?

Note: I am not looking to lower the car. Given my driveway, I can't.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Swaybars! you'll feel the difference right away no more understeer and your rear will feel more planted during heavy acceleration
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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I've heard some of the upgrades requires pulling the entire rear end out first.

Which ones are "easy" and could be done with a floor jack and/or lift (y me) without major surgery?

Note: I am not looking to lower the car. Given my driveway, I can't.
It really depends on what kind of driving you are planning on doing with the car and your expectations. Do you want to concentrate more on straight line performance or handling with your Camaro? Let me know and I would be more than happy to throw out some recommendations to you.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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All things handling and suspension with the 5th Gen Camaro starts with the foundational bushngs. Your 12 vert will benefit greatly from a set of EP1200 sub-frame inserts and EP6579 radius bush inserts. The inserts provide stability to the IRS and reduce rear end step out a.k.a. rear end steer a.k.a. loose rear end. Up front the radius bush inserts reduce the dynamic range of caster change improving the on center steering feel. They are inserts making installation easy and straight forward.

Follow up the insert installation with a Pedders tight spec aggressive street alignment. You'll be amazed at the difference in your Vert. If you never add another mod, you'll love driving your Vert. If you choose to further mod your suspension your foundation is in place.

Here is the index to The Book of 5th Gen.

Pedders 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Suspension Evaluation

Foundational 5th Gen Required Upgrades

Lowering Coils and Coilovers

Trouble Free, OEM Quiet V6 Lowering

Sway Bars

Suspension Bushes

ZL1 / CTS-V Brake Upgrade for the SS

Wheels and Tires

Bush Timing, Alignment and Torque Specs

Pedders USA Camaro 2.0

Lingenfelter L/28 Tech

5th Gen Wheel Hop and Drag Race Setup

Thermal Management

Running Changes Made to the 5th Gen by Chevrolet

Public Track Test #1

Public Track Test #2 Camaro vs. Mustang Supercar Shootout

2013 Strut Mounts, Pedders Coilover Pre-Compression and Ride Height Settings
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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thanks for the info!

I'm looking for both straight line performance and better handling in the turns.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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thanks for the info!

I'm looking for both straight line performance and better handling in the turns.
Exactly why you start with the foundational bushes.
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