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Old 08-08-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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Did cradle bushing inserts and trailing arms.

So I have a 15 camaro 1le with a btr cam, headers and intake. Had some wheel hop and decided to do the cradle bushing inserts and bmr trailing arms to minimize it. Now I think its actually worse. I get a loud bang when shifting gears like the whole cradle is moving but everything is tight. Any ideas? Should I have gone with the full bushings not the inserts?
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:21 PM   #2
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How hard was the bushing install

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Old 08-08-2018, 12:22 PM   #3
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Do bmr lca too

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Old 08-08-2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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sounds like something is loose
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:40 PM   #5
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That's very strange indeed. The ZL1/1LE/Z28 cradle bushings are much better than the SS/V6 stuff to begin with, but inserts should still be an improvement. Stuff banging around definitely points to something still being loose - neither of those mods should cause banging.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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there are 3 items you need to get rid of Wheel Hop - Trailing Arms, Toe Rods & Cradle Bushings. to the OP, the Full Bushings are probably what you need
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:52 PM   #7
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Is there a write upon diy bushings

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Old 08-08-2018, 12:58 PM   #8
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Is there a write upon diy bushings

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I'm looking to do them myself soon and I found this. The heat and jack method seems the easiest, post 9 is a video. Good info in this thread.

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showt...t=cradle+torch
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:01 PM   #9
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Thxs, regular ploy bushings or offset bushings

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Old 08-08-2018, 02:05 PM   #10
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Couple good videos on YouTube for the bushings. Did you remove the exhaust when you did your work?
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:31 PM   #11
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The install wasnt too bad. I thought the 1le had upgraded toe rods.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:33 PM   #12
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As far as the bang goes I'm not sure what's causing it. Maybe a single hop on the tires. Just seems loose in the back now.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:12 PM   #13
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The install wasnt too bad. I thought the 1le had upgraded toe rods.
They are. We share some ZL1 things and have upgraded bushings over a standard SS.

I did pfadt solid subframe bushings, pfadt trailing arms and pfadt toe links. Only time I get that one hard bang is on the strip doing a 1st to 2nd shift. It's slop in the driveline and shocking it getting back into power.

You might want to go over everything again because I would never describe the back end of my car as loose. Those mods made a huge improvement over stock.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:16 PM   #14
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I installed inserts many years ago and it did nothing but improve the stability. I rarely have wheel hop now.


Did you use new bolts? Are they torqued correctly?
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