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Old 08-28-2011, 05:27 AM   #15
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Just installed the Whiteline rear cradle bushing this afternoon. Hardest part was pulling in the coil-overs while lowering and raising the cradle so they don't interfere with the lower control arm. Need to do this and concurrently line up the cradle with the chassis. Cutting out the bushings and prying off the lower washers was not too bad.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #16
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Glad to see you got these installed Lionel. The install looks great!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:13 PM   #17
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So far, rear seems more settled and planted under heavy throttle. Great info and EXCELLENT turn around time.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #18
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So far, rear seems more settled and planted under heavy throttle. Great info and EXCELLENT turn around time.
What height jack stands did you need to use to have clearance to bring the whole rear out? Any realignment issues using the motorcycle jack to put it back up there? I'm pretty sure my jack is the same exact one. I didn't drop it for the bush install but eventually will need to for the fuel pump.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:50 AM   #19
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What height jack stands did you need to use to have clearance to bring the whole rear out? Any realignment issues using the motorcycle jack to put it back up there? I'm pretty sure my jack is the same exact one. I didn't drop it for the bush install but eventually will need to for the fuel pump.
Took a gamble and it worked. Used HD 6-ton AC-Delco jack stands for rear on 1st tooth with 2x4 wood at unibody. Race Ramp 67" for fronts, 10" lift. Used the Craftsmen pro alum motorcycle jack. Eyeballed and went for it.

All I remember was front cradle washer was ~16" from floor. Couldn't use 3-prong with slide hammer. Mallet taps didn't work, but the pry bar did... Nothing I couldn't smooth out. Rear washer came out with a few mallet taps. Sub frame cleared rear defuser by ~1-2".

Alignment was tricky for one person. Getting the rear guides to line up did take some effort, but only a couple minutes. Pulling in the coilover so they clear the lower control arm stiffening plate on each side, while jacking up and maintaining alignment did require back and forth attention.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:27 PM   #20
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Yeah the lower shock bolt was a pain. The 6 tons are basically truck stands so I guess that means I'll need to buy a set; only have 3 tons. Sounds like 20-21" is probably about right for total stand height to have that washer 16" up. The 3 tons only go up to 16 or 17" for most brands.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #21
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Yeah the lower shock bolt was a pain. The 6 tons are basically truck stands so I guess that means I'll need to buy a set; only have 3 tons. Sounds like 20-21" is probably about right for total stand height to have that washer 16" up. The 3 tons only go up to 16 or 17" for most brands.
Since I used Race Ramps w/10" height and the jack stand was at the body mount lift points, the rear is angled up. The cut 2x4 wood piece helped raise the car and prevent denting the unibody lift points.

Bought my stands from Checkers/O'reilly, Sears discountinued the 6-ton truck stands. I used my regular jack stands to hold the rear calipers while cradle was out. Pad/caliper fit perfect around the jack stands using shop cloths.

Pretty easy, but time consuming.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:04 PM   #22
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I have a question with respect to your street one kit. You are including caster washers for the fronts. But I believe these are for normal ZETA platforms and not the Camaro. I also believe the bolts are different a between the normal ZETA and the Camaro.
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I have a question with respect to your street one kit. You are including caster washers for the fronts. But I believe these are for normal ZETA platforms and not the Camaro. I also believe the bolts are different a between the normal ZETA and the Camaro.

You are correct. The bushings ship with the washers but are not used on the Camaro.
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could I get a price on the 2.5 and 3 packages? thanks
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We sure do! It really depends on which package you choose. What are you using your Camaro for mainly?
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