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Revo1 03-19-2011 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2982206)
:D

Glad I'm sitting down! :laugh:

PQ 03-19-2011 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2982689)
:D

We're taking our time.. Moss man stopped by to help

Rear subframe inserts are done!

Sweet. Help is good.

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 2982722)
... Or at least someone that don't say, "daddy, what dis?....

why?...

why?...

why?...

daddy I got a booger.... see?" :bellyroll:

That's what I would be doing. :sm0:Cept without 'Daddy'

GTAHVIT: Dude, can you hand me that breaker bar?

PQ: Why?

GTAHVIT: I need more leverage.

PQ: Why?

GTAHVIT: Becaue these bolts are kinda big and they are tight as hell.

PQ: Why?

GTAHVIT: Because the factory had t................... JUST GIMME THE DAMN BAR.........

:bellyroll:

Kyle.Gilmour 03-19-2011 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2983042)
GTAHVIT: Dude, can you hand me that breaker bar?
PQ: Why?
GTAHVIT: I need more leverage.
PQ: Why?
GTAHVIT: Becaue these bolts are kinda big and they are tight as hell.
PQ: Why?
GTAHVIT: Because the factory had t................... JUST GIMME THE DAMN BAR.........

this had me laughing out loud, guess because i can picture it.

zebra 03-19-2011 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2982622)
I'll bet he's wishing he had someone there to hold the tools....... :bellyroll:

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 2982722)
... Or at least someone that don't say, "daddy, what dis?....

why?...

why?...

why?...

daddy I got a booger.... see?" :bellyroll:

i bet that's exactly the kind of help he's got! :laugh:
heck - we almost had to get his son to squeeze inside & unlock Randy's car to get it off the trailer last time.

we could just see it - "no, the other button to the right... i know - there's a lot of buttons there." :facepalm:

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Originally Posted by Kyle.Gilmour (Post 2983048)
this had me laughing out loud, guess because i can picture it.

me too :sm0:

PQ 03-19-2011 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2983062)
i bet that's exactly the kind of help he's got! :laugh:
heck - we almost had to get his son to squeeze inside & unlock Randy's car to get it off the trailer last time.

we could just see it - "no, the other button to the right... i know - there's a lot of buttons there." :facepalm:

:laugh:

I can't remember. How'd we do it. I was gonna crawl though the trunk but you were able to reach it I think. lol

GTAHVIT 03-19-2011 03:02 PM

Coils are next :D

Kyle.Gilmour 03-19-2011 03:16 PM

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/1144...T/PQ%20working

Hhaha.. hope you guys like this... it may have to go Viral.

Can someone repost it so it shows up in the post? Its not like a YouTube.
:laughabove:

PQ 03-19-2011 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2983100)
Coils are next :D

:happyanim:

Fun part.

Darth_Emma 03-19-2011 03:23 PM

Maybe I should have gotten coils...

zebra 03-19-2011 03:57 PM

http://awaitingrain.typepad.com/phot.../bandwagon.jpg

oh, look!! a bandwagon!!
let's all jump on!! :happyanim:

600hp-lpe 03-19-2011 04:26 PM

That keyboard will be real greasy by the end...

Should make for good commentary.

I will check back near the end.
How many parts did pq covet? Better check his pockets...

PQ 03-19-2011 04:32 PM

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I want a seat at the front.


Attachment 218029

GTAHVIT 03-19-2011 05:49 PM

OK... we spent a ton of time on the firt rear coil to make sure we had it right.... It's kinda tricky to get the top perch on the rear attached to the new coils... But now that we've got it figure out the next one should go quick.

:D

CynAgain 03-19-2011 05:55 PM

:popcorn:

Mr Twisty 03-19-2011 06:07 PM

:popcorn::popcorn:

600hp-lpe 03-19-2011 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2983632)
OK... we spent a ton of time on the firt rear coil to make sure we had it right.... It's kinda tricky to get the top perch on the rear attached to the new coils... But now that we've got it figure out the next one should go quick.

:D

You DID drill a hole in the top plate to put the adjuster through on the inside of the bracket, correct?

I did one better.. used a speedometer cable (inside and outside) and extended the top adjuster into the trunk. That way the top shock adjusters are reachable from inside the trunk for quick, EASY adjustment.

The shocks need to be out of the car to put them in.

GTAHVIT 03-19-2011 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2983827)
You DID drill a hole in the top plate to put the adjuster through on the inside of the bracket, correct?

I did one better.. used a speedometer cable (inside and outside) and extended the top adjuster into the trunk. That way the top shock adjusters are reachable from inside the trunk for quick, EASY adjustment.

The shocks need to be out of the car to put them in.

yep we're good there.


;)

Second rear coil was MUCH easier than the first :thumbsup:

CynAgain 03-19-2011 07:12 PM

pics or its not true :sm0:

Kyle.Gilmour 03-19-2011 07:22 PM

Did my link work? you guys aren't laughing :)

600hp-lpe 03-19-2011 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Kyle.Gilmour (Post 2983991)
Did my link work? you guys aren't laughing :)


That was pretty good..

Chris... what part are you on now?

JusticePete 03-19-2011 08:24 PM

Part six :drinking:

PQ 03-19-2011 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Kyle.Gilmour (Post 2983991)
Did my link work? you guys aren't laughing :)

:laugh: I didn't see it.

I didn't know I could dance that goog. LMAO

Pete, looks like we need to talk........

The metal part on the arm where my sway bar end link hooks to has tore off. :mad0259: Not sure why, but am I gonna have to buy a whole new arm?

JusticePete 03-19-2011 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2984225)
:laugh: I didn't see it.

I didn't know I could dance that goog. LMAO

Pete, looks like we need to talk........

The metal part on the arm where my sway bar end link hooks to has tore off. :mad0259: Not sure why, but am I gonna have to buy a whole new arm?

Your rear arm?

PQ 03-19-2011 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984232)
Your rear arm?

Yup.

Mr Twisty 03-19-2011 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Kyle.Gilmour (Post 2983155)
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/1144...T/PQ%20working

Hhaha.. hope you guys like this... it may have to go Viral.

Can someone repost it so it shows up in the post? Its not like a YouTube.
:laughabove:

Ya know Kyle, I like you, I really do....

... but yeah, don't quit your day job :laugh:

The squeaky old man dancing was pretty good tho.

JusticePete 03-19-2011 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2984238)
Yup.

Garage sale time. I just happen to have a brand spanking new 5th Gen Camaro arm sitting around from early R & D measurements. # 92243845 It should fit either side. You can cross reference it at the online GM discount parts sites. Double check and let me know how much they are charging.

PQ 03-19-2011 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984264)
Garage sale time. I just happen to have a brand spanking new 5th Gen Camaro arm sitting around from early R & D measurements. # 92243845 It should fit either side. You can cross reference it at the online GM discount parts sites. Double check and let me know how much they are charging.

Here are the pics...... Any indication why it tore?

And how much is a new arm? What do you want for that one, and can I drive the car while I wait?

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1125

speedster 03-19-2011 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984264)
Garage sale time. I just happen to have a brand spanking new 5th Gen Camaro arm sitting around from early R & D measurements. # 92243845 It should fit either side. You can cross reference it at the online GM discount parts sites. Double check and let me know how much they are charging.


Pete -

Waaaaayyyy off topic - would a rear sway bar from you help the SST hook for 60' times ? I assume IRS => yes ? If so we need to talk. :)

PQ 03-19-2011 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by speedster (Post 2984304)
Pete -

Waaaaayyyy off topic - would a rear sway bar from you help the SST hook for 60' times ? I assume IRS => yes ? If so we need to talk. :)

:popcorn: Attachment 218254:popcorn:

GTAHVIT 03-19-2011 09:13 PM

ooooooooooooooooookeeeeeeeeeeeeyyy

So we got the rear end done sway bar included..... GRRRRRR.... Not pedders fault but the rear sway was a PAIN IN THE ASS....

Mostly because my mufflers were just in the way.... we tried and tried to make it fit.... But in the end we had to loosen the muffler twist it so it was out of the way and then we finally were able to get the sway in place. Other than that, taking the stock endlinks off sucked have to use a allen wrench inside the bolt and a wrench on the nut so you only get half a turn and a time.... TOOOOOKKKK FFFFFFFFOOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEEEEEEVVVVERRRRRRR....

We did make a few mistakes on the rear and had to redo a few things...

THNANK GOD Mossman is here and willing to work through the night with me to get the front done...

Plus shooting video slows us down a bit also... But so far so good.



Damn PQ ... whats up with the end link??? From What pete has told me, that is exactly why I needed the adjustable end links so you can shorten them to work with the lower ride height and not bind/break when the suspension compress....

Pete... is that right???

JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:15 PM

1. Driving is iffy.
2. Do you have aftermarket bars?
3. Has the endlink been removed for any reason?

You can have my arm for a donation to Saint Jude Children's Hopsital plus shipping, OK?

Kyle.Gilmour 03-19-2011 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 2984241)
Ya know Kyle, I like you, I really do....

... but yeah, don't quit your day job :laugh:

The squeaky old man dancing was pretty good tho.


haha.. hey man, I had a limited script to work with.. i lifted it right from PQs post

JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:20 PM

ooops I forgot to mention the secret for removing endlink bolts almost instantly.

1. Wire brush off any debris
2. Spray with penetrating lube
3. Using the biggest baddest impact wrench available, squeeze the trigger and they are off

Massive amounts of torque solve a lot of automotive problems or as Elwood said Blessed Mother of Acceleration don't fail us now. At least you can use this technique on the front endlinks.

PQ 03-19-2011 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2984339)
Other than that, taking the stock endlinks off sucked have to use a allen wrench inside the bolt and a wrench on the nut so you only get half a turn and a time.... TOOOOOKKKK FFFFFFFFOOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEEEEEEVVVVERRRRRRR....

............:laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove:

:word: :word: :word:

It was 29 degrees in my garage when I did mine. SUUUUCKED........ I fogot about that. Why am I laughing? looks like I'm gonna have to do mine again. :facepalm:


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Damn PQ ... whats up with the end link??? From What pete has told me, that is exactly why I needed the adjustable end links so you can shorten them to work with the lower ride height and not bind/break when the suspension compress....
:iono:

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984344)
1. Driving is iffy.
2. Do you have aftermarket bars?
3. Has the endlink been removed for any reason?

You can have my arm for a donation to Saint Jude Children's Hopsital plus shipping, OK?

Pfadt sway bars and drop springs..... :rolleyes:

Actually, me and Chris found a nut missing on it once before. Put a new one on in no time. Been there ever since.

Deal. I'll PM you my info. Thanks. Might need to talk parts too a little bit.

600hp-lpe 03-19-2011 09:35 PM

what... no pictures?

JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:38 PM

My guess is two fold. When the first nut fell off the endlink ball stud rattled around and elongated the hole. The tab is mild steel and a loose endlink will elongate the hole on a stock bar. Stronger aftermarket cars would do more damage more quickly. The OE endlink boss is fine for OE bars. Our endlinks have a large boss or face to distribute load across the mild steel tab in the arm. You can see it clearly in these photos as well as how thick the washers are.

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...0bf7537e7b.jpg

When we modify our Camaros, when we make one piece stronger, everything else in the system becomes comparatively weaker. We try very hard to maintain that balance. It is why our bars are sold with endlinks. Stronger bar, stronger ball joints and larger mounting surface to more evenly distribute the load.

When you replace you arm, you should remove the other endlink and verify the hole is round and the tab has not been deformed. We want trouble free travel to the Fest!

JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by speedster (Post 2984304)
Pete -

Waaaaayyyy off topic - would a rear sway bar from you help the SST hook for 60' times ? I assume IRS => yes ? If so we need to talk. :)

Probably. The idea is that a big honkin' rear bar will help evenly distribute the load an launch so the torque doesn't crew down one side of the car forcing you to launch on one wheel / tire.

Can you post a short summary with pictures of your modified rear? I tried looking through your build thread to refresh my memory but my eyes glazed over on page 4,752 :D

GTAHVIT 03-19-2011 09:46 PM

Pete check your voice mail plz

:D

Darth_Emma 03-19-2011 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984446)

Can you post a short summary with pictures of your modified rear? I tried looking through your build thread to refresh my memory but my eyes glazed over on page 4,752 :D


Good luck getting any pictures out of speedster. Apparently you needs super triple platinum code clearance from NRE to see even a thumbnail image of any part of that car. :mad0260:

JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:47 PM

So Chris and Company will be turning the nuts on the front endlink by hand and won't read about the fast and easy way until they are done? :sm0: :D :popcorn:


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