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Old 10-29-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Need Advice on Suspension Upgrades

'13 2LT RS vert - I want to upgrade subframe bushings, trailing bars and toe links. I'm also looking to upgrade the rear sway bar but can't settle on a particular brand/model, mostly as I fear ordering a part to learn it just doesn't fit.

Can anyone who has done this for a '13 provide some advice on brands/model numbers. I'm amazed at the number of ads for products for '10-'13 (and now '10-'14) models without regard to minor dimension changes or movement in hole placement. I don't want to be cutting/carving/drilling to install what should be a straight OEM replacement part.

Your feedback/reviews are appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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Vendors?

61 views and no replies? The reason I posted the question on this forum is that the verts are heavier and have some under bracing not on the coupes. That's why I'm concerned about ordering suspension components advertised as generically fitting "all" 2010-13 Camaros.

If owners of verts can't assist I'd appreciate something from an informed vendor.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:31 AM   #3
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I did Pfaft Zlspec sways f&r, Hotchkis springs, & poly subframe bushings on my 2013 SS vert. Do f&r sways not just the rear. The Hotchkis springs r designed specifically 4 the vert. PM JDP motorsports 4 prices & info.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the shout out SS Panther!

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'13 2LT RS vert - I want to upgrade subframe bushings, trailing bars and toe links. I'm also looking to upgrade the rear sway bar but can't settle on a particular brand/model, mostly as I fear ordering a part to learn it just doesn't fit.

Can anyone who has done this for a '13 provide some advice on brands/model numbers. I'm amazed at the number of ads for products for '10-'13 (and now '10-'14) models without regard to minor dimension changes or movement in hole placement. I don't want to be cutting/carving/drilling to install what should be a straight OEM replacement part.

Your feedback/reviews are appreciated. Thanks.
Not sure how I missed this.

The Verts are a little different, but can be upgraded just the same as any other SS. The biggest difference is the Verts no matter the year, they all come with an FE3 style rear bar with the inboard end link mounts. Your lower control arms still have the provisions for both styles so you are already half way there. All you will need is the 2012+ SS/ZL1 rear endlinks to go with the bar.

I'd suggest going with the Pfadt Stage 3 ZL spec kit. This kit includes both front and rear sway bars, lowering springs, Trailing arms, Toe links, Subframe mounts and End links . About the only thing I suggest adding on to the kit is the Upper control arm bushings. We offer them pre-pressed in a new GM bracket to save you some time and effort.

Feel free to call, PM or emial me with questions or pricing. We use and install all of the parts we sell and can get you set with the right parts to meet your goals and budget without the guess work!

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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You have two threads going of the same question. Good to see Tyler on the ball though.

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Old 10-31-2013, 03:00 PM   #6
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'13 2LT RS vert - I want to upgrade subframe bushings, trailing bars and toe links. I'm also looking to upgrade the rear sway bar but can't settle on a particular brand/model, mostly as I fear ordering a part to learn it just doesn't fit.

Can anyone who has done this for a '13 provide some advice on brands/model numbers. I'm amazed at the number of ads for products for '10-'13 (and now '10-'14) models without regard to minor dimension changes or movement in hole placement. I don't want to be cutting/carving/drilling to install what should be a straight OEM replacement part.

Your feedback/reviews are appreciated. Thanks.
We can definitely help you and provide you with some BMR Suspension components that will fit with out any kind of issues.

We have a couple options for you as far as the rear cradle/rear subframe bushings go. Without knowing too much about the car other than it is 2013 2LT RS Convertible I would think that our 2012+ BMR rear cradle inserts (BK040) would be a very good option for you. They work well up to about 400-450 horsepower and they are affordable and pretty easy to install.

2012+ BMR rear cradle inserts (BK040)


If you are looking to make more power or plan on racing the car regularly our BMR "pro" rear cradle bushings (BK024) would probably be a better option because they actually replace the factory rear cradle/rear subframe bushings and are capable of handling the power and abuse quite a bit better than the inserts.

BMR "pro" rear cradle bushings (BK030)


Any of our trailing arms or toe rods will fit your vehicle depending on what you goals and plans are for the car. Our most popular trailing arms are the BMR non-adjustable trailing arms (TCA026) which should be able to handle anything you would be able to throw at them. These arm are very affordable and can be installed with hand tools. I would also recommend installing a set of our BMR outer trailing arm bushings (BK006) when swapping out the trailing arms because there is a bunch of overlapping labor and these bushings will improve the wheel hop and overall handling.

BMR non-adjustable trailing arms (TCA026)


BMR outer trailing arms bushings (BK006)


For the toe rods I would recommend our BMR non-adjustable toe rods (TR002). These are the most popular toe rods we offer and they will improve the wheel hop and overall handling.

BMR non-adjustable toe rods (TR002)


Our BMR adjustable 25mm hollow rear sway bar (SB017) would be an option that would work very well for helping with the understeer issues these Camaros have. There are three adjustments on this sway bar so you fine tune the car so you can get the feel and handling you are wanting out of the car.This sway bar will work with your factory end links so it is a quick and easy 15-20 minute swap with simple hand tools.

BMR adjustable 25mm hollow rear sway bar (SB017)


If you have any other question or if we can help you in any way just let us know.
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