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Old 11-08-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
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BMR Trailing Arms (Bushing Kit)?

Hi. I wanna purchase the BMR trailing arms. My question: is it necessary for me to buy the extra BMR Bushing Kit?

I drive a:
2010 Camaro SS A6
CAI
High Flow Cats
Axle Back Exhaust
Custom Tune

I will take it down the track probably a dozen times next summer utilizing drag radials (bucket list type thing) then probably sell it.

I'm at maybe 460HP/475TQ at the crank/engine (not rear wheels)

Right now I have no wheel hop

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Old 11-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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Not necessary. But will only help with the wheel hop. Would definitely look into cradle bushings and toe links.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:37 PM   #3
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Hi. I wanna purchase the BMR trailing arms. My question: is it necessary for me to buy the extra BMR Bushing Kit?

I drive a:
2010 Camaro SS A6
CAI
High Flow Cats
Axle Back Exhaust
Custom Tune

I will take it down the track probably a dozen times next summer utilizing drag radials (bucket list type thing) then probably sell it.

I'm at maybe 460HP/475TQ at the crank/engine (not rear wheels)

Right now I have no wheel hop



Like matt said, they're not necessary. I got them either way because my car had "the hoppies" REALLY BAD and theyre easy to remove and install once the trailing arms are off. Now i just need the rear upper c/a bushings/brackets and the solid cradle bushins
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:55 PM   #4
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If you are installing trailing arms, take the time and replace the outer bushings with some poly ones.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:48 AM   #5
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Since you'll have the trailing arms off anyway, theres really no better time to do the outer bushings. Not to mention they are very inexpensive and cost effective. Its all about eliminating the weak links in your suspension. For cradle bushings, I highly recommend Pegasus solid cradle bushings. Heres a photo of mine, taken from my Diy thread.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:46 AM   #6
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Necessary, No, but you are already in there, so do it right!
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:14 PM   #7
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Thanks so much everybody. I'm gonna go ahead and install the outer bushing kit when I install the trailing arms. Great info/guys on this forum

Oh, do I need to get a special tool to get the old bushings out and install the new bushings?
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:12 PM   #8
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Equipment needed for Outer Trailing Arm bushing removal:

5 inch puller
Ratchet 3/8 inch drive
3 inch extension 3/8 drive - helps to clear the lower control arm, otherwise your ratchet will get in the way
13mm socket
3/8 to 1/2 inch adapter
Utility knife


Make sure you cut the excess rubber of the bushing that is outside so that you can clamp your puller onto the spindle. You'll see what i mean when you get in there. The adapter will stay in place and even if it spins when you start to put pressure on the bushing, its not like a nut, which will travel up the puller as you twist the bolt. (If that makes sense) If you don't put anything on the puller bolt, it will go right through the bushing ferule and not push at all. Looks like I need to do another diy write-up perhaps...

See photos to see what the puller looks like. Its better to rent it...I haven't had a use for it since I did those bushings..
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:33 PM   #9
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Thanks Chris!!! I just watched a video on you tube and this puller/ratchet setup is exactly what the guy used on the factory bushing removal
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:48 PM   #10
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For sure!
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:54 PM   #11
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I just burned mine out
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:32 PM   #12
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I just burned mine out
I saved the torch for the cradle bushings
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