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Old 04-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Talking BMR Releases New Product - Drag Race Suspension Package (DRP007)

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Reduce un-sprung weight, solidify the rear suspension, and increase drag strip launch consistency in your Fifth Gen Camaro with a Drag Race Suspension Package from BMR Suspension. Manufactured from lightweight chrome-moly and utilizing adjustable rod ends, these components are designed with the drag racer in mind. The BMR Drag Race Suspension Package (DRP007) includes adjustable chrome-moly lower control arms, adjustable trailing arms, a coil-over conversion kit, and a pair of Strange double adjustable coil-overs with Hyperco springs. When used in conjunction with the BMR 15 Wheel Conversion Package (BCP001), you can expect the weight of your Camaro to drop 74 pounds. This package also allows the racer to use 15 Weld Racing rims when combined with part number BCP001. Installation time is 4-5 hours.

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Dear BMR, please send my shocks and rotor hat bolts, too. They're kind of important. Thanks.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Dear BMR, please send my shocks, too. They're kind of important. Thanks.
Damn good looking kit is it paint or powdercoat
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red (steel) stuff is all powdercoat, wilwood hats and the calipers/brackets (alum) are anodized. Just missing both shocks, shock hardware, and rotor to hat bolts... lol. Working the bugs out of shipping a new kit with a lot of parts I guess
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #5
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I think I'm going to start with just the suspension pieces for now, and I'll worry about brakes/hubs at a later date. That's about all the budget will allow.....kinda nice that you can piece this together a little at a time if necessary. But gotta sell my Pfadt Coilovers first!!!
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429, can you show me a close-up pic of your TCA033 Trailing arms, the outboard end that connects to the hub??? Brett was telling me yesterday that there was a redesign in the way the outer brackets were shaped, and if they aren't exactly like what is pictured on the BMR website, that they would need to be swapped out for the newer version to run 15" wheels. From a distance, the ones in your picture look slightly different than what is pictured below.
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Yeah I'll take a picture when I get home. They're nice pieces, very light.
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Yeah I'll take a picture when I get home. They're nice pieces, very light.
They are certainly nice, I have them too. But after getting that information from Brett yesterday, I think mine are the same as yours, and I'm going to have to swap them out for the newer redesign.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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They are certainly nice, I have them too. But after getting that information from Brett yesterday, I think mine are the same as yours, and I'm going to have to swap them out for the newer redesign.

Are they updating now, and what are the differences
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Are they updating now, and what are the differences
I'm going to be taking mine off tomorrow, I'll take some pictures and post them. It's just the way the mount brackets are attached/welded to the tube.
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I'm going to be taking mine off tomorrow, I'll take some pictures and post them. It's just the way the mount brackets are attached/welded to the tube.

Cool, I'm still sold always bugs at first but with top shelf vendors its just an exchange cant wait to see the difference
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Compare where the welds of the plates are to the tubes, to the stock picture. They are moved inboard the tube roughly 1/4" per side, increasing clearance.
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No, I think the picture on the BMR Website that I posted is what you are SUPPOSED to have if you want to run 15" Wheels. You might want to send a picture to Brett and ask.
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Can't be. The mounts moved inboard creates more wheel clearance.
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But the brackets are the same exact distance apart at the mounting holes. And on the new design the brackets are much narrower, only about as wide as the tube itself. I would confirm with BMR just to be sure. Brett's exact words to me yesterday in a PM were:
"double-check your version of the TCA033 arms. We had to revise them for this kit to clear the 15" wheel. If you have the old ones you will need to update them to the newer ones to make sure you don't have any clearance issues. Just compare the rear brackets on yours to the ones shown on the website (website has newest version) to make sure you have the correct ones. We are offering a trade-in program on these for customers wanting to run 15's. Just give Kyle a call once you figure out what you have and he can arrange the swap."

You don't have the same ones as on the website, and mine are the same as yours. Why they would send you the incorrect ones in the first place confuses me, but I would double check with them before installing!!! Just sayin'......
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It will be pretty obvious one way or the other when my wheels get here. I've put everything on the car that I have to far, my only gripe is the swaybar mount is poorly designed. The big bolt is great, but the rod-end freely floats on the bolt, as the gap is about twice as wise as the rod-end itself, so if you try to tighten the bolt it just bends the bracket inward. A small spacer on either side of the rod endlink on the inside of the control arm would probably be best, unless it was designed to float for some reason or another. This way, you can actually put some torque on the endlink, and the endlink would be rigid to the control arm. Would seem the free movement of the rod-end would be awful noisy too, even though I put preload on the swaybar

It would have been awful silly for them to send me the wrong trailing arms, pretty sure these are correct, regardless of what they guy said. Could be wrong.

Maybe BMR can elaborate on both - I left Kyle a memo and a link to the thread.


This is what I was talking about... all that open space prevents torquing of the locknut - you can see a slight bow in the bracket.



Waiting on hat bolts and the shocks to finish putting it together

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Yeah, there should definitely be some spacers or something on that lower end link bolt. That doesn't seem right.
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Yeah...should be spacers to center
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They're sending some spacers for the swaybar end-link (those will need to be added to future kits, for sure). Fairly certain I have the correct control arms (with the inboard ends, NOT the outboard ends). Hopefully the shocks come from strange wednesday, small change they show up friday, but maybe not. Going to work a few things out with Brett @ BMR tomorrow...

The brake hardware did come today so I'm going to put those on and get them bled tonight

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Well... not all of the brake hardware came today. Still missing the caliper to mount bolts. FML... this is getting ridiculous. I did assemble and lace the rotors I guess... which is an exercise in patience in its own right.

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Well... not all of the brake hardware came today. Still missing the caliper to mount bolts. FML... this is getting ridiculous. I did assemble and lace the rotors I guess... which is an exercise in patience in its own right.

I can't believe they shipped your kit, missing all those parts. They need to get their act together.
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It will be pretty obvious one way or the other when my wheels get here. I've put everything on the car that I have to far, my only gripe is the swaybar mount is poorly designed. The big bolt is great, but the rod-end freely floats on the bolt, as the gap is about twice as wise as the rod-end itself, so if you try to tighten the bolt it just bends the bracket inward. A small spacer on either side of the rod endlink on the inside of the control arm would probably be best, unless it was designed to float for some reason or another. This way, you can actually put some torque on the endlink, and the endlink would be rigid to the control arm. Would seem the free movement of the rod-end would be awful noisy too, even though I put preload on the swaybar

It would have been awful silly for them to send me the wrong trailing arms, pretty sure these are correct, regardless of what they guy said. Could be wrong.

Maybe BMR can elaborate on both - I left Kyle a memo and a link to the thread.


This is what I was talking about... all that open space prevents torquing of the locknut - you can see a slight bow in the bracket.

Waiting on hat bolts and the shocks to finish putting it together
Sorry for all the new product assembly bugs. You do indeed have the older design TCA033. I just spoke to Kyle and the shipping department and they are getting you a new set shipped out with a return label to send the others back. You should have the rotor hardware already on it's way to you and Strange says your shocks and springs are shipping either today or tomorrow. The sway bar mount uses spacers that apparently were not in the box. They are sending a new set of those out as well.

Sorry for the issues, there were some mistakes in the assembly instructions and you were the unlucky one. To everyone else, these issues have been corrected and there should be no more issues (fingers crossed).
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Was not aware of the brake hardware missing until reading this post this morning. How many 3/8" Allen bolts were in your hardware kit? Will look into it and get back to you.
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