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Old 04-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Trailing arms and toe rods

I have a set of toe rods and trailing arms from BMR on my SS right now. I was wondering if I took them off will they fit on the ZL-1?
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I have a set of toe rods and trailing arms from BMR on my SS right now. I was wondering if I took them off will they fit on the ZL-1?
Aren't they the same minus the improved ZL1 bushings? That's my understanding... Even if the tie rods are a different design (which I'm thinking I might remember that...) there has been no mention of knuckle design changes, so they should swing the knuckle off of the subframe just the same as your SS it seems to me. I wish I could offer a confirmed answer...

I need to update the FAQ, lol...
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I have a set of toe rods and trailing arms from BMR on my SS right now. I was wondering if I took them off will they fit on the ZL-1?
The BMR trailing arms and toe rods should fit a new ZL1 Camaro without any issue.
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The BMR trailing arms and toe rods should fit a new ZL1 Camaro without any issue.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:00 AM   #5
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The BMR trailing arms and toe rods should fit a new ZL1 Camaro without any issue.


I was looking at some of the pictures from VIR with the tilted ZL-1 and it looks like GM used the crappy stamped toe road and trailing arm. Thanks for the post! Love your guys parts.

I'm taking the parts off this weekend, I should be getting my ZL-1 in the next week or 2. Once I have it I'll install them to confirm.
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Does the zl1 need them? The SS does and then some, but the ZL1 has better suspension. Just curious.
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What is the advantage of these parts on the ZL1?
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Well the advantage of the parts on the Camaro is that it will keep the vehicle from doing wheel hop. The stock parts tend to twist and flex, thus producing the wheel hop you see in some Camaros.

This can only help the PTM system as when it reads data from the sensors it will not have to do major adjustments to the car as it launches.
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I was looking at some of the pictures from VIR with the tilted ZL-1 and it looks like GM used the crappy stamped toe road and trailing arm. Thanks for the post! Love your guys parts.

I'm taking the parts off this weekend, I should be getting my ZL-1 in the next week or 2. Once I have it I'll install them to confirm.
You are correct. GM did improve upon the rubber bushings in the factory toe rods but they still use the stamped steel toe rods and trailing arms which are prone to deflection which leads to wheel hop. Our parts will definitely be an upgrade over the factory ZL1 parts.

If you could get some installation pictures and pictures of the car it would be greatly appreciated. I would like them for my records and also to show off our BMR Suspension customers cars.

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Well the advantage of the parts on the Camaro is that it will keep the vehicle from doing wheel hop. The stock parts tend to twist and flex, thus producing the wheel hop you see in some Camaros.

This can only help the PTM system as when it reads data from the sensors it will not have to do major adjustments to the car as it launches.


Regardless of the improvements of the bushings on ZL1, I still plan on a full complement of bushings from one of our Sponsors. I'm not sure I'll replace any arms, yet, but I'm definately going to be doing bushings near the top of my mod' list - cetainly before significant power upgrades.

IMHO - you have to have a solid foundation before you can start making power; it won't be any use if the car can't put it to the ground. There's nothing more funny to me than a 600 horse' car running 13s at the track, lol.
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IMHO - you have to have a solid foundation before you can start making power; it won't be any use if the car can't put it to the ground. There's nothing more funny to me than a 600 horse' car running 13s at the track, lol.
This is definitely the way we think here at BMR Suspension. You to have a good foundation to really get the full potential out of the vehicle.
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