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Old 09-08-2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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ZL1 rear cradle differences

Hi, I just bought a 2012 zl1, the car has been curbed and the rear cradle bent. I live up in Canada and am having a hard time finding this part as everyone up here wants a fortune for it, or refuses to ship out of the US. I can find a cradle out of a SS car for 200 cad, but doing the research to see if it fits I find all kinds of conflicting information about it. Some sites say its a bolt in, some say you have to cut and re weld mounts, others say just the bushings are different. So i am wondering if anyone here knows the actual differences between these cradles any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:36 PM   #2
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I would assume that the rear cradles would be different since the whole rear suspension for a ZL1 is different than an SS.

Different rear end, different axles, etc.

But that's just my guess.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:02 PM   #3
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Well I have checked a few things in the computer at a salvage yard, according to the system the outer hub carriers and control arms are the same. Also I have read that GM sells a zl1 rear end upgrade kit for the other models, but have yet to talk to someone who has installed that. Evidently the kit uses the base model carrier.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:01 PM   #4
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Check out this thread about swapping a ZL1 rear end into a SS. It should give some good insight and information about what parts are interchangeable.

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473478
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:34 PM   #5
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Hi, I just bought a 2012 zl1, the car has been curbed and the rear cradle bent. I live up in Canada and am having a hard time finding this part as everyone up here wants a fortune for it, or refuses to ship out of the US. I can find a cradle out of a SS car for 200 cad, but doing the research to see if it fits I find all kinds of conflicting information about it. Some sites say its a bolt in, some say you have to cut and re weld mounts, others say just the bushings are different. So i am wondering if anyone here knows the actual differences between these cradles any help would be appreciated.

where do u live i have all kinds of parts
i have cradles

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Old 09-08-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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Look up “ the salvage guys “. They have an eBay store and have locations in both Canada and the US. They have very reasonable prices and if I remember correctly they had a ZL1 complete cradle on eBay.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:49 PM   #7
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The part numbers are different but the part includes the bushings which might be the only difference.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:53 PM   #8
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Now I checked the price and the LSA part is significantly lower priced than the part for all other Camaros so maybe there is some difference
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