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Old 09-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Timing bushings

I know it is a smart idea to get your suspension alignment done early.. I hear some suppliers mention timing your bushings. I tried searching, but didn't see what the purpose was.. what are the benefits?

I am trying to find a shop that does alignment and bushings in one pop... hopefully not break the bank.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Unless you have installed new drop coils or coilovers, you do not ever have to time the bushings doing an alignment
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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Unless you have installed new drop coils or coilovers, you do not ever have to time the bushings doing an alignment
Yes...Sorry, I forgot to mention. I am installing the bushings with 1 inch drop springs and sways
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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Yes...Sorry, I forgot to mention. I am installing the bushings with 1 inch drop springs and sways
No problem. When the vehicle is on the alignment rack with the tires on the ground, they should loosen the front and rear control arm bushings, jounce the car as much as they can, then retighten, It is a really easy thing to do,

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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Hey guys i will also be doing alot of suspension upgrades over the weekend... Craddle, differential, front radious, sway bars, end links, subframe connectors... But not lowering the car. I will be keeping my stock factory springs!! Do i have to time my bushings???
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #6
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Hey guys i will also be doing alot of suspension upgrades over the weekend... Craddle, differential, front radious, sway bars, end links, subframe connectors... But not lowering the car. I will be keeping my stock factory springs!! Do i have to time my bushings???
No...you shouldn't have to. As long as you don't change the ride height you shouldn't need to time the bushings.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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OP...do a search. There are a few threads with the info you are looking for.

Here is one
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ghlight=timing
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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OP...do a search. There are a few threads with the info you are looking for.

Here is one
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ghlight=timing
You sir... must have the magic searching touch...

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #9
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Nope...I struggle with the seach sometimes. I just knew there was one fairly recent and found it pretty quick.


BTW: at least in this area it would probably cost $125 - $150 to time the bushings and get a good alignment. You can time your own bushings if you can't find someone that knows how to do it however it will be a lot easier to do it at one stop.
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Here is a link to our recommendations for re-clocking (timing) the bushings:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153188

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Hey guys i will also be doing alot of suspension upgrades over the weekend... Craddle, differential, front radious, sway bars, end links, subframe connectors... But not lowering the car. I will be keeping my stock factory springs!! Do i have to time my bushings???
As long as the bolts are tightened with the weight on the suspension you will be fine. Lowering is the only reason you need to re-clock bushings but for the same reasons you should never tighten suspension bolts with the wheels hanging...
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