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Old 06-06-2011, 04:21 PM   #57
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #59
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Found both a 24mm and a 15/16 over at my dad's shop last night. I was working on my '69 so I didn't have the '10 with me to test fit the sockets.

I hope to be installing the inserts this weekend depending on when my parts get here. Cradle inserts and sway bars all in one day. I'm sure I'll feel a difference then.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:42 AM   #60
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About how much does the entire rear differential and cradle assembly weigh? Would a 1500lb motorcycle jack be able to support it? I'm debating if I want to try and tackle this or not. I'd do full replacements versus inserts so the whole thing has to come down.
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About how much does the entire rear differential and cradle assembly weigh? Would a 1500lb motorcycle jack be able to support it? I'm debating if I want to try and tackle this or not. I'd do full replacements versus inserts so the whole thing has to come down.
You could definitely use a motorcycle jack to support the rear cradle when doing the bushings. The full bushing replacements can be a bit of a pain to install but there are quite a few reviews with step by step instructions here on Camaro5 that show some tricks for making it as easy as it can be.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #62
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Found both a 24mm and a 15/16 over at my dad's shop last night. I was working on my '69 so I didn't have the '10 with me to test fit the sockets.

I hope to be installing the inserts this weekend depending on when my parts get here. Cradle inserts and sway bars all in one day. I'm sure I'll feel a difference then.
No doubt. You'll feel a huge difference. Take some hard turns before and then the same turns same speed afterward. You'll be glad you did.

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You could definitely use a motorcycle jack to support the rear cradle when doing the bushings. The full bushing replacements can be a bit of a pain to install but there are quite a few reviews with step by step instructions here on Camaro5 that show some tricks for making it as easy as it can be.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #63
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You could definitely use a motorcycle jack to support the rear cradle when doing the bushings. The full bushing replacements can be a bit of a pain to install but there are quite a few reviews with step by step instructions here on Camaro5 that show some tricks for making it as easy as it can be.
OK thanks. I just didn't want to have to buy a tranny jack for a single use. I'm out of room in the garage for more tools/toys.
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OK thanks. I just didn't want to have to buy a tranny jack for a single use. I'm out of room in the garage for more tools/toys.
Just make sure you keep at least one or two bolts partially in no matter what you do. If the cradle were to rock free, might be a major pain if you are alone.
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Well if I do full bushings then the whole thing needs to come down right?
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Well if I do full bushings then the whole thing needs to come down right?
Yes It would. I had my rear cradle Pedders bushings installed yesterday and I kind of wished I had went with the stiffest option, no biggie , inserts however I honestly wouldn't even bother.
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That's right. I forgot you were. I guess it depends how you plan on getting the old ones out. They look pretty stout. LOL

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Yes It would. I had my rear cradle Pedders bushings installed yesterday and I kind of wished I had went with the stiffest option, no biggie , inserts however I honestly wouldn't even bother.
You mean inserts?
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That's right. I forgot you were. I guess it depends how you plan on getting the old ones out. They look pretty stout. LOL
The same way everyone else does it. Cursing, bloody knuckles, and lots of beer.
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Well if I do full bushings then the whole thing needs to come down right?
Nope. Sawsall out the core by inserting a rough cut blade into the hollows of the sub-frame bushes. With the core out saw through the fiber reinforced plastic jacket vertically to the metal of the sub-frame. Make a second cut about an inch or two away. Use a pry tool to break out the cut section. With that section out you can easily fold in the remianing bush jacket.

There is no need to drop the sub-frame!!!!!
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