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Old 12-30-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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Some advice

So I'm going to do my BMR toe rods any advice on how you dropped the rear cradle. I have the car up on all 4's on garage floor do I have to lower both sides of the cradle. I know passenger side you have room to get the bolt on out. if you have to how did you lower it evenly. Also any other advice would be appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Easy side done loosened the toe arm on the driver side looks like I need to come down an 1inch. Makes me a little nervous to remove the front cradle bolts will tackle it tomorrow. Hopefully someone can give me a little advice buy then otherwise I'm just going for it anyway.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:41 PM   #3
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I did it. I supported the cradle via the differential using a jack. I placed jack stand close and loosened each cradle bolt and lowered as I went

I have some pic/links on the first page of my build thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381401

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I just did it yesterday, didn't have to take any of the cradle bolts all the way out. Loosened all 4. I put a jack under the diff and loosened all 4 cradle bolts. took them out one at a time and screwed them back in about 10 threads so I knew they wouldnlt pull out when I lowered the cradle down. Had plenty of room to get the drivers side toe bolt out.
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Thanks for the info this helps feel a little more confident going to give it a try today.
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Looks like got the info you needed Rocco. Let us know how you did.

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Looks like got the info you needed Rocco. Let us know how you did.

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Well I finally got around to installing it went well. Passenger side was easy driver side was not that bad. I took the advice of supporting the rearend on a jack then loosening one cradle bolt at a time,then threading it back in about 10 turns. Slowly lowered the rearend didn't have to lower it down to far before I could wiggle the bolt out. Total install 1 1/2 taking my time, need to do my outer trailing arm bushing now didn't do them when I installed a year ago. Thanks for the help.
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Well I finally got around to installing it went well. Passenger side was easy driver side was not that bad. I took the advice of supporting the rearend on a jack then loosening one cradle bolt at a time,then threading it back in about 10 turns. Slowly lowered the rearend didn't have to lower it down to far before I could wiggle the bolt out. Total install 1 1/2 taking my time, need to do my outer trailing arm bushing now didn't do them when I installed a year ago. Thanks for the help.
For the trailing arm bushings I used a 6" long 5/8 bolt with a ton of washers and a hole saw on the other end. Worked great. Same technique as in this video, which is where I got the idea. The hole saw I used had a diameter of 1 7/8".
except I used a large stack of washers instead of the inner sleve from the bushing to pull the bushing through the arm.
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