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Old 09-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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What rear diff bushings to buy

2012 SS M6 future mods put me in the 450rwhp range. Street driven. I dont want vibration or noise just better bushings since im doing gears. im thinking BMR BK001 street bushings $79shipped but Energy Suspension are $50 shipped. will there be a difference? will I need different bolts or just use the old ones?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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We use the Energy Suspension units, I hear Energy makes BMR's as a private label deal. They look identical side by side.
You can reuse your old bolts as they are not TTY. I am using all the Energy bushings in my '10 SS and I think their great, no issues, good ride quality, etc. I have almost 70k on them as well.
After replacing all the bushings, diff, subframe, rear suspension, it eliminated my wheel hop.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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cool. Im right on the limit of money to do my swap befor putting it up for the winter. I wont go cheap though just to do it now. One good thing about this car is its pretty bad ass stock.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #5
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where can I get the pfadt bushings?
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:55 AM   #6
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where can I get the pfadt bushings?
They stopped making them a year or more ago. Sucks because they were a good set up.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #7
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do it once and go with the best. get a set of pedders diff bushings
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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I don't know if Energy Suspension actually makes the bushings for BMR. I would be very skeptical of that statement since BMR offers three different levels of their diff. bushings (street, pro, race), and Energy Suspension only offers one. Personally, I would go with BMR, just because I trust their stuff and I know for a fact that their customer service is top notch if I were ever to have any problem with them.

But if you want to try Energy Suspension....these seem like quite a good deal:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282912
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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I'd suggest skipping them all together. The heat from the diff will soften up the urethane and eventually cause slop in the bushing if the car is ran hard. If you are set on getting some, I'd probably go with the Pedders HD bushings.

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Hey Pete, just a quick interjection. He's asking about diff bushings and those are subframe bushing videos
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Hey Pete, just a quick interjection. He's asking about diff bushings and those are subframe bushing videos
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #12
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We use the Energy Suspension units, I hear Energy makes BMR's as a private label deal. They look identical side by side.
You can reuse your old bolts as they are not TTY. I am using all the Energy bushings in my '10 SS and I think their great, no issues, good ride quality, etc. I have almost 70k on them as well.
After replacing all the bushings, diff, subframe, rear suspension, it eliminated my wheel hop.
This information is 100% incorrect. Energy Suspension does not in any, way, shape or form manufacturer our differential bushings for us. Energy Suspension does do some of our other bushings for us like our sway bars and what not but our differential bushings are a different story.
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This information is 100% incorrect. Energy Suspension does not in any, way, shape or form manufacturer our differential bushings for us. Energy Suspension does do some of our other bushings for us like our sway bars and what not but our differential bushings are a different story.
That's what I thought!!! Good to hear it from the source!!!
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That's what I thought!!! Good to hear it from the source!!!
I am not saying that the Energy Suspension differential bushings are good or bad I just want to make sure the correct information is out there for people to find. We do use Energy Suspension in for other bushings so I assume their differential bushings are good quality stuff like their other bushings.
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I've been running everything Energy makes for my car for almost 70k, over 50 track days and a lot of hard fast canyon driving. No issues, great ride and it definitely helped get the power to the ground. I've been at over 700 hp for some time as well.
In my opinion you cant go wrong with Energy Suspension bushings.
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cool. Im right on the limit of money to do my swap befor putting it up for the winter. I wont go cheap though just to do it now. One good thing about this car is its pretty bad ass stock.
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I'd suggest skipping them all together. The heat from the diff will soften up the urethane and eventually cause slop in the bushing if the car is ran hard. If you are set on getting some, I'd probably go with the Pedders HD bushings.

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IF you are tight for money right now and going to put it up for the winter save your money over the winter and do it right the first time as overs have stated.

Give Tyler a call and discuss your goals with the car and he can give you some great advice for your future goals.

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:36 AM   #17
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ya your right I think it would be a good idea to put a Eaton Truetrac in there for what it costs. I dont beat on the car but
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