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Old 02-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Traction issues was a bushing issue !

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=231268&page=3

My car would sway back and fourth at wide open throttle, the higher the boost the worse it would be. It was an unsettling feeling, actually scary . Also we found toe links to be loose which we think was from the movement in the rear cradle
The issue presented after my turbo install and the boost was turned up.

Three of my buddy's cars had the same issue.

All cars 450 rwhp or better all cars have the same BMR trailing arm bushings.

Wasted a lot of time and money plus alot of agita, between alignments etc... Nothing worked. people were very helpfull and had a lot of ideas but nothing panned out until today. Jordan at jdp performance had an idea to try different bushings. I ordered the bushings. Installed them today and the car is fixed. She still spins but with the power it's to be expected but she goes straight again and is much safer. I'm going to have it aligned hopefully the last time for a while.

We went with pfadt outer trailing arm bushings which we found to be stiffer and larger plus the sleeve inside was larger as well.

Not trying to bash BMR At all I have BMR trailing arms toe links and subframe full poly subframe bushings which are all great quality which im very happy with. For our applications the pfadt bushings worked. Hope this is a help to anyone having the same issue.

Special thanks the Ted jannetty Cisco at newgen Jordan jdp motor sports and anyone who had given advice













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Old 02-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Glad things worked out for you....I hear nothing but good things about pfadt
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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Thanks I'm hoping that's the end of the camaro mysterys

Now I can start saving for my cam !
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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oh no! just placed and order for bmr trailing arms and bushing, oh well only like $30 if its a problem ill just buy some pfadt
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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oh no! just placed and order for bmr trailing arms and bushing, oh well only like $30 if its a problem ill just buy some pfadt
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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Call Jordan from jdp 1888 308 6007 he'll know exactly what to send you he's a site sponsor and a great person , it's a cheap enough fix.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #8
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Damn sorry outside trailing arm bushings
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #9
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I got BMR also. If i have a problem first place to start. Thanks
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #10
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My car would sway back and fourth at wide open throttle, the higher the boost the worse it would be. It was an unsettling feeling, actually scary . Also we found toe links to be loose which we think was from the movement in the rear cradle
The issue presented after my turbo install and the boost was turned up.

Three of my buddy's cars had the same issue.

All cars 450 rwhp or better all cars have the same BMR trailing arm bushings.

Wasted a lot of time and money plus alot of agita, between alignments etc... Nothing worked. people were very helpfull and had a lot of ideas but nothing panned out until today. Jordan at jdp performance had an idea to try different bushings. I ordered the bushings. Installed them today and the car is fixed. She still spins but with the power it's to be expected but she goes straight again and is much safer. I'm going to have it aligned hopefully the last time for a while.

We went with pfadt bushings which we found to be stiffer and larger plus the sleeve inside was larger as well.

Not trying to bash BMR At all I have BMR trailing arms toe links and subframe full poly subframe bushings which are all great quality which im very happy with. For our applications the pfadt bushings worked. Hope this is a help to anyone having the same issue.

Special thanks the Ted jannetty Cisco at newgen Jordan jdp motor sports and anyone who had given advice













I'm glad we could help you out! We've been fighting the same issue with 1 of our drag Camaros and it happens to have the BMR trailing arms with the outer bushings part # BK006. We noticed the trailing arm would move at the spindle and once we replaced those bushings the issue was fixed much like your issue.

Please feel free to call, email or PM me anytime with questions. I appreciate your business and support! Have a great day and I'll talk to you soon.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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Thnx Jordan such a relief
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Glad you got to the bottom of your issue. Jordan is a great source of Camaro knowledge, good idea to lean on him as often as possible!
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Hope that doesn't happen to me. I just got through putting trailing arms and bushings in mine.
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No problem! I'm glad we could help get to the bottom of your issue! Thanks for your support and have a great evening!

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:23 AM   #15
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BMR BUSHING

Well I hope BMR has read this, and is doing something to correct it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #16
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Wow....sure glad I went with a set of Pfadt TA bushings. Thanks Jordan for making the price right as well.

Now I'm starting to regret not putting up the money to go with the Pfadt ZL1 bars. Alot of times cheaper is not always better and in the long run it's worth spending to extra money to get the right stuff the first time around.
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Hi Mike
i'm glad you found the problem. I have same t/a and bushing I think I will change out my bmr bushing now.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #18
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Thanks brother , was annoying and not safe when I ran my high boost setting. I'm just happy I can start saving for my cam now, one more alignment to go
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Well crap, my BMR trailing arms and bushings just shipped out today from Apex, this is freaking annoying.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #20
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Does anyone here think that I could have a traction issue with a factory set-up? (bushings) My car sways left and right at higher interstate speeds and seems to follow the abnormalities of the road a lot more than normal? I had brand new Pirelli tires put on and a new Rack all covered by the dealer and still no luck. I've got a 2011 2SS/RS only mods are a cat-back Magna flow exhaust. Also I was thinking about going with PFADT Camaro Performance Kit - Stage 3. If I did do you think this would fix the problem? Thanks for you help!

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Wow....sure glad I went with a set of Pfadt TA bushings. Thanks Jordan for making the price right as well.

Now I'm starting to regret not putting up the money to go with the Pfadt ZL1 bars. Alot of times cheaper is not always better and in the long run it's worth spending to extra money to get the right stuff the first time around.
No problem! I'm always happy to help and I appreciate the support! I'm a firm believer in "You get what you pay for". Please feel free to call, email or PM me anytime with questions.

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Does anyone here think that I could have a traction issue with a factory set-up? (bushings) My car sways left and right at higher interstate speeds and seems to follow the abnormalities of the road a lot more than normal? I had brand new Pirelli tires put on and a new Rack all covered by the dealer and still no luck. I've got a 2011 2SS/RS only mods are a cat-back Magna flow exhaust. Also I was thinking about going with PFADT Camaro Performance Kit - Stage 3. If I did do you think this would fix the problem? Thanks for you help!

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I would have to guess your issue is more than likely alignment related. That is the first place I would start if you're dealing with a stock Camaro. Do you happen to have your alignment specs? The Pfadt Stage 3 package solves a lot of OEM 5th Gen problems along with a good alignment. Please feel free to call, email or PM me anytime with questions or for pricing.

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Does anyone here think that I could have a traction issue with a factory set-up? (bushings) My car sways left and right at higher interstate speeds and seems to follow the abnormalities of the road a lot more than normal? I had brand new Pirelli tires put on and a new Rack all covered by the dealer and still no luck. I've got a 2011 2SS/RS only mods are a cat-back Magna flow exhaust. Also I was thinking about going with PFADT Camaro Performance Kit - Stage 3. If I did do you think this would fix the problem? Thanks for you help!

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I agree with Jordan here. Sounds just like what my car was doing when it was out of alignment. Only differnce was mine was doing it all the time and not just at highway speeds.

Get your hands on the Pfadt Performance Street specs. Go back to the dealer and see if they'll align the car to those specs. If they won't you should at least have them align the car to OEM specs. An aligment put mine car back in order.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #23
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No problem! I'm always happy to help and I appreciate the support! I'm a firm believer in "You get what you pay for". Please feel free to call, email or PM me anytime with questions.



I would have to guess your issue is more than likely alignment related. That is the first place I would start if you're dealing with a stock Camaro. Do you happen to have your alignment specs? The Pfadt Stage 3 package solves a lot of OEM 5th Gen problems along with a good alignment. Please feel free to call, email or PM me anytime with questions or for pricing.

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I've had three alignments and the last one I had done at a different dealer than the previous two. I do have the spec sheet for the last alignment. The alignment fixed the issue of the car pulling right real bad but it still sways left and right. Inside the car the steering wheel feels tight like it should but while driving the tires feel loose, and even shaky when going over bumps. I also had an issue where I drove for almost a month with no power steering fluid, or better yet an unknown amount of power steering fluid. The dealer changed my rack out and the next day there was a whining noise in the steering, loud noise. They kept telling me for close to a month they could find anything or it was just air in the lines still but I finally took it to an independent person who found the fluid was not registering on the stick and could not see any in the reservoir. He said it probably did damage but the dealer only filled it and said it was fine...could this be causing my problem?
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Probably not likely but have you had your tires balanced lately ?

Did it do this In The summer too ?
My brother just got an SS and was complaining it was a little funky, but it started happening when the temp dropped , It was the summer p zeros when it was warmer it was fine
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Probably not likely but have you had your tires balanced lately ?

Did it do this In The summer too ?
My brother just got an SS and was complaining it was a little funky, but it started happening when the temp dropped , It was the summer p zeros when it was warmer it was fine
Yea I had the tires balanced the same day I did the alignment...and I thought it could be the summer tires also but it does It in the 50's and 60's also..think I'll go with PFADT stage 2 with rear arm package and maybe even the LG chassis brace. Hopeful that will work. I think its a lot to do with the roads where I live and its an everyday driver...the factory setup just sucks. Period. Thanks for all yalls help.
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