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Old 05-20-2019, 08:13 PM   #15
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Chris, your car is my motivator bro. I love how you set yours up and I'm looking for the same results when I'm done with mine.

LOL, I just realized I said "done", it's never done
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:20 AM   #16
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Before I built my car, I did a ton of research to get the right parts at the best price. My goal was a killer street car, not a daily driver for me, but could be since I did not go overboard on suspension components. Trade-offs are harsh handling and NVH. I went with BMR stuff cause at the time I got a package deal from a vendor and they have everything needed. I did make a few changes and replaced the BMR rear sway with one from JPSS. I also went with middle of the road coilovers (BC-ER)cause they flat out allow for ride height and tuning in the ride quality, and camber plates which allow dead on alignment and more caster. Cheap coilovers are just that - cheap and money is better spent elsewhere.
I have over 600 RWHP and zero wheel hop. The ride is stiff, but not unreasonable, even with our God Awful MI roads. No squeaks or rattles.
Doing the suspension is a big job - using the correct tools, torques, and replacement TTY fasteners, and doing it safely. Bushings must be "Timed" when torquing, and the car aligned afterwards. Paint stripe all fasteners after torquing to verify they were in fact torqued, and for yearly inspection to assure nothing loosens up.
There are a billion opinions out there on what to go with, but I am more than pleased with my ride.
I made a pretty comprehensive build documentation link on how I did it 3 years ago for reference purposes.
https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442230
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:16 PM   #17
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Chris, your car is my motivator bro. I love how you set yours up and I'm looking for the same results when I'm done with mine.

LOL, I just realized I said "done", it's never done
Thanks man, its a decent collection of parts that work together right now, but like you said, its never done
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:54 PM   #18
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I just ordered the BMR TCA026 and BK006. I hope it gets rid of my wheel hop issue on certain surfaces. If this don't work, I'll have to call BMR and see what direction to go from there.
Probably need Cradle Bushings to complete the TriFecta
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:12 PM   #19
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Probably need Cradle Bushings to complete the TriFecta
That seems to be the concensus with those I've spoken to. Some have even recommended coil overs and lca's. I'll know soon, delivery expected Friday and a long weekend coming up.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:51 AM   #20
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Bingo! Auto Zone loans the pullers out. My big issue now is finding 4 jack stands because I'm doing the G2 kit on my calipers at the same time.
2 prong puller only 30 bucks. I never rent any tools . I always buy them so I have them for other stuff. I been like that since I was 16 with my first car. Iím 43 now so the tool collection certainly has grown. Lol. Iíve out grown 4 bay garage now. Maybe it is best to just rent the tools come to think of it hahaha. Funny how we always come across tools that we still need or changes on autos that force us to buy more tools to work on autos today. One thing that helped me was using the tools I bought to work on other peopleís cars so helped pay myself back in a sense the tools over time always paid for themselves.
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