1998 Chevy Camaro Suspension Upgrade - Part 1

Get It Under Control

Harley Camilleri Jan 16, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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Bmr Transmission 2/20

10. BMR replaces the bulky stock transmission crossmember with this sleek tubular counterpart. This crossmember has an integrated, adjustable torque arm mount to take the load off the transmission tailshaft.

Control Arm 3/20

11. Side by side, the stock Camaro lower control arm is completely outclassed. We chose BMR's 1-inch lowering arms not only to save weight, but they offer additional strength and they'll keep Goldmaro's profile as low as possible.

Installing Lower Control 4/20

12. The lower control arm's adjustable rod end gives the arm free and fluid movement throughout the suspension cycle without the binding associated with the original rubber-encased steel bushing.

Koni Sport 5/20

13. Up front, Goldmaro will be riding on Koni single-adjustable Sport Shocks with the lower spring seat set to stock height. BMR 550 lb/in springs will lower the ride height an additional 1 1⁄4 inches. Should it prove to be too low, BMR supplied us with spacers to raise the ride height back up.

Bmr Tubular Upper 6/20

14. Matching the lower arms are these BMR tubular upper arms. To improve the alignment on lowered cars, 3 degrees of added ball joint angle were built in. For superior camber and caster tuning, we went with the optional adjustable rod ends.

Adjusting New 7/20

15. As a base starting point, we adjusted the rod ends to the same measurements as the stock arm and set the hat and control arm assembly onto the new performance strut.

Installing 8/20

16. In fourth-gen Camaros, the whole ensemble gets installed as a complete unit. We left the strut spacers out to see how the deep lowering would affect the car.

Bmr Sway 9/20

16. In fourth-gen Camaros, the whole ensemble gets installed as a complete unit. We left the strut spacers out to see how the deep lowering would affect the car.

Endlink 10/20

18. Polyurethane endlink bushings matched the mounting bushings and were the crowning touch to replace Goldmaro's petrified rubber bushings.

Completed Bmr Front 11/20

19. Our completed BMR front suspension install looked ready to race. You'll have to wait until the next issue to check out how BMR's rear system goes together. Stay tuned!

Sources

BMR Suspension
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
813-986-9302
http://www.bmrsuspension.com
Harbor Freight Tools
800-423-2567
www.HarborFreight.com

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