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Old 06-21-2011, 03:22 PM   #29
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so it all worked out. The shop yesterday timed my front bushings, not sure if they did the rears. Got that done for free because of the incident, went to another shop and got the car aligned and I can tell the difference since getting the bushings re clocked, or at least the fronts were done for sure. When going over bumps on the highway, I don't have that floating or springing feeling anymore. Thanks for this thread, it literally helped out allot and made my ride so much better!
What about the messed up wheels you mentioned. There is no way I'd let or allow shop to get away with that sort of carelessness. That's one thing I like about Bruce, he drives what I drive, JusticePete drives what we drive. Always tell people when you do business, look at what the workers are driving. You can tell if they take pride in their work by what they drive and own. Still, I wouldn't have some jacked up wheel due their negligence!
Also who ever did the work, I'd ask them if they did in fact time the rears, that's like getting a front end alignment but not having the rear wheels aligned as well. Just saying, you want it right and all of it to work in unison.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #30
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Thanks for this thread, it literally helped out alot and made my ride so much better!
No problem, glad to hear you got things worked out. Enjoy your re-clocked suspension!
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:31 AM   #31
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So lets say you lower the car and have the bushings reclocked then down the road you add new suspension parts with new bushings does the car need to be reclocked every time you take suspension parts off!
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:43 AM   #32
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So lets say you lower the car and have the bushings reclocked then down the road you add new suspension parts with new bushings does the car need to be reclocked every time you take suspension parts off!
No, just when you change the ride hieght.But any time you have the suspension a part you should have the alignment checked.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:57 AM   #33
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Ok so can timing the bushings be done on race ramps front then rear or does vehicle have to be level all the way front to back?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:16 PM   #34
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Race Ramps will work if that's all you have.

We have put together a detailed PDF that you can print out that covers thie issue of bushing Timing. With this you can bring it with you to a shop and have them do it on the alignment rack.
Pedders Camaro/G8 Bushing Timing Tech Sheet

Also this is good for someone that isn't familiar with the Camaro during an alignment.
Pedders Camaro/G8 Alignment Tech Sheet
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:07 AM   #35
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I had shop do it allignment and reclock 108 bucks car drives better than it ever has and new cradle and diff bushings made a huge difference!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:09 PM   #36
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Good info! Is this a sticky yet?
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:40 AM   #37
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So lets say you lower the car and have the bushings reclocked then down the road you add new suspension parts with new bushings does the car need to be reclocked every time you take suspension parts off!
Just make sure that you tighten the suspension bolts with the car at static ride height and you will be good. This can be done on ramps. Ultimately you just want to make sure that when the car is at ride height your bushings are not in a pre-loaded state. If, for instance, you installed a set of trailing arms, tightened the mounting bolts with the wheels hanging then set the car back down, that bushing would be be pre-loaded...

To a certain extent, bushing pre-load is mainly an OE bushing problem. In factory bushings the inner steel sleeve of the bushing is bonded to the rubber bushing itself. This creates a certain amount of bind anytime the suspension moves up or down. BMR bushings are all designed with floating inner sleeves that are lubricated through channels designed into our bushings. A few pumps with a grease gun and the sleeve rotates bind-free. These channels also run outward to the thrust surface of the bushing to keep these areas lubed as well. With no bind in the bushing, the bolts can be tightened with the suspension in any position.

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:26 PM   #38
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So lets say you lower the car and have the bushings reclocked then down the road you add new suspension parts with new bushings does the car need to be reclocked every time you take suspension parts off!
The bushes need only be re-timed when the ride height is changed. If you replace an OE rubber bush with any aftermarket bush the ferule will not be bonded to the bush. When the ferule can turn independently from the bush no timing is required.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:43 PM   #39
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I just did alot of suspension work to my car like cradle bushing, differential, radius rod, sway bars, trailing arms, toe rods... But i still have stock shocks and springs... Do i have to time my bushings also or it just for lowered vehicles???
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I just did alot of suspension work to my car like cradle bushing, differential, radius rod, sway bars, trailing arms, toe rods... But i still have stock shocks and springs... Do i have to time my bushings also or it just for lowered vehicles???
It sounds like you replaced almost every component that had rubber bushings, except the rear shocks. Just make sure that you tighten the rear lower shock mount while the car is at ride height and you will be fine. Whether the car is lowered or at stock height, if it still has rubber bushings, it is important to tighten the bolts with the vehicles weight resting on the suspension. In other words, don't tighten any of the bolts with the suspension hanging.
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It sounds like you replaced almost every component that had rubber bushings, except the rear shocks. Just make sure that you tighten the rear lower shock mount while the car is at ride height and you will be fine. Whether the car is lowered or at stock height, if it still has rubber bushings, it is important to tighten the bolts with the vehicles weight resting on the suspension. In other words, don't tighten any of the bolts with the suspension hanging.
I torqed everything to specs except for lower A arms and lower shock bolt when the cradle was still off the car. When cradle was back on and sitting with all the weight of the car on and on the floor, i torqued the lower A arms and lower shock bolts to specs. Am i ok or what should i do?
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #42
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I torqed everything to specs except for lower A arms and lower shock bolt when the cradle was still off the car. When cradle was back on and sitting with all the weight of the car on and on the floor, i torqued the lower A arms and lower shock bolts to specs. Am i ok or what should i do?
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