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Old 04-26-2022, 09:56 PM   #1
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Full Suspension Upgrade - Finished!

After a few months of research, ordering parts, gathering data, and installing, the suspension is done on my 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS.

Here is the full video:

https://youtu.be/vwbUFAr_UJ0

Here are the specs:

SUSPENSION:
RideTech HQ Coil-Overs (11500210)
Hotchkis 4 Point Strut Brace (20109)
Pedders SportsRyder Sway Bar Kit (PED-814095)
Z28 Wheel Hubs x4 (25954415 [RW20-119])

FRONT
Z28 Front Driver Lower Rear Control Arm (23105014)
Z28 Front Passenger Lower Rear Control Arm (23105015)
Z28 Front Passenger Radius Rod Control Arm (23105018)
Z28 Front Driver Radius Rod Control Arm (23105019)

REAR
1LE Rear Sway Bar End Link x2 (22761221)
1LE Rear Toe Link x2 (22845487)
1LE Rear Lower Control Arm Kit (23484878)
Z28 Rear Trailing Arm x2 (23104900)

BUSHINGS:
BMR Front Bushing Kit [incl. BK008, BK018, BK019] (BK022)
BMR Rear Upper Control Arm Delrin Bushings (BK039)
BMR Rear Trailing Arm (outer) Bushings (BK006)
Hendrix Offset Differential Bushings
Hendrix Solid Rear HE-X Cradle Bushings

EXHAUST:
Solo Performance STREET-RACE w/ J-Pipes (cat back)

ALIGNMENT:
Robert Choo
Chewerks
1041 S Leslie St
La Habra, CA 90631
Phone: (714) 936-9216
Email: turbochoo@gmail.com
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Old 04-27-2022, 12:48 AM   #2
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I did a lot of similar mods except bilsteins and Pfadt springs with a combo of 1LE & z/28 suspension. How do you like the handling so far? Iím not overly impressed with my build just yet and kind of thinking my alignment specs might not be great.

What alignment specs did you go with? I may have to check out the shop you took yours too. I had mine aligned at rockstar garage out in Ontario area but they donít really deal with Camaros.
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Old 04-27-2022, 01:01 AM   #3
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I did a lot of similar mods except bilsteins and Pfadt springs with a combo of 1LE & z/28 suspension. How do you like the handling so far? Iím not overly impressed with my build just yet and kind of thinking my alignment specs might not be great.

What alignment specs did you go with? I may have to check out the shop you took yours too. I had mine aligned at rockstar garage out in Ontario area but they donít really deal with Camaros.
So far Iím loving every bit of the upgrade. I havenít driven the car much, but the little amount I have has been awesome!

Here are the specs of my before and after Alignment. Itís also at the end of the YouTube video.
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Old 04-27-2022, 07:27 AM   #4
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Old 04-27-2022, 07:45 AM   #5
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Awesome Brother - you should be proud.
A big part of it I'm sure was the research necessary, sorting out what parts to use, how to do it, and weeding out all of the "expert" opinions out there. I had fun following your build, as it brought back memories.
Your alignment spec's look OK - but you can only increase Caster with something like Moreno Plates or the like. These allow tweaking the camber/caster alignment, and it took my alignment guy a few hours to dial it in.
So now - what is next, as the mod bug is a incurable obsession? Some car shows?
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Old 04-27-2022, 11:32 AM   #6
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Awesome Brother - you should be proud.
A big part of it I'm sure was the research necessary, sorting out what parts to use, how to do it, and weeding out all of the "expert" opinions out there. I had fun following your build, as it brought back memories.
Your alignment spec's look OK - but you can only increase Caster with something like Moreno Plates or the like. These allow tweaking the camber/caster alignment, and it took my alignment guy a few hours to dial it in.
So now - what is next, as the mod bug is a incurable obsession? Some car shows?



Thanks Hesster! I don't plan to do any more upgrades at the moment. I'm looking to finally purchase my vacation/retirement home soon. All of my money is going towards that at the moment.


I was looking into some Camaro meet ups, but I don't see too many of them posted.



I definitely will look into those Moreno plates, but for now, I'm good.


thanks again,
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Old 04-27-2022, 04:14 PM   #7
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I just did mine as well, I did not install the Off set bushings as they did not come in on time, Not sure if I will at this point or just wait until I pull it apart for something else. The rear is much stiffer now and I do feel every single bump, I am using the same Alignment specs as well, I needed BMR Camber bolts to get mine, but I am using their Toe/Trail and LCA.
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Old 05-06-2022, 09:38 AM   #8
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Awesome work! How do you like the mini lift?
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Old 05-06-2022, 05:45 PM   #9
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I did a lot of similar mods except bilsteins and Pfadt springs with a combo of 1LE & z/28 suspension. How do you like the handling so far? Iím not overly impressed with my build just yet and kind of thinking my alignment specs might not be great.

What alignment specs did you go with? I may have to check out the shop you took yours too. I had mine aligned at rockstar garage out in Ontario area but they donít really deal with Camaros.
http://www.accuratealignments.com/ in Oceanside
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Old 05-07-2022, 01:21 AM   #10
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Awesome work! How do you like the mini lift?
Best investment for my car!
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Old 05-07-2022, 08:47 AM   #11
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Really nice work Did you have to remove the heat shield to cut it?
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Old 05-08-2022, 01:44 AM   #12
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Really nice work Did you have to remove the heat shield to cut it?
Yes, I removed the heat shield before cutting. Makes it much easier to cut. Iím sure it can be done on the car, but why make the job harder?
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Old 06-11-2022, 03:05 AM   #13
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Nice job I just did the exact same thing except I already had solid subframe bushings and toe ends and trailing arms. I did aFe Featherlight coilovers, Hotchkiss sways with the 2012 outside mounting and Hendrix carrier offset bushings, 4 new wheel berings and UCA bushings plus new bushings for control arms and other bushings. The car drives like a dream but I have a lot of noise from the offset bushings from Hendrix and a lil clunk from the axel bearing on the rear end but the handling is incredible with the aFe Coilovers
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Old 06-11-2022, 05:33 AM   #14
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Dma05 are you noticing a noise from your off set Diff Bushings as tlamb2?
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Stainless Works Ceramic Coated 17/8th HiFlo Cats
SCT X4 Dynosteve
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