Replacing Camaro Brakes and Suspension

Replacing your Camaro’s old brakes and suspension with CPP goods

Jake Amatisto Oct 15, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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Measure Tie 2/32

Before assembling the new steering components, the length of the tie rods must be measured and recorded.

Tie Rod Sleeves 3/32

Then, the length is matched using CPP’s aluminum tie-rod sleeves (PN ES2004SP-AB).

Cpp Sway 4/32

The new sway bar from CPP simply bolts in place of the stock one, using new hardware and bushings, of course.

New Leaf 5/32

The new leaf springs use brand-new bushings that get knocked into place with a mallet.

U Bolt 6/32

Before the new springs can be installed, the U-bolt holes needed to be widened to accept the new hardware.

Spring Isolator 7/32

Once the new spring isolator bushings were in place, an impact gun was used to cinch everything up.

Qa1 8/32

The QA1 shocks simply bolt up in the stock location, which positions the adjuster knob in an accessible location.

Chuck Drum 9/32

The C-clips were removed and the factory drum brakes were chucked.

Caliper 10/32

CPP caliper brackets were installed using the new Grade 8 hardware.

Cpp Big 11/32

CPP’s Big Brake kit (PN 6869RWBK-P12) for the rear is a popular upgrade in GM vehicles. It uses a cool caliper design that has the parking brake integrated into the caliper itself.

Install Rear Sway 12/32

To install the rear sway bar, these links are first bolted to the stock frame using the CPP-supplied U-bolt and hardware.

Mount 13/32

This allows you to mount the bushings and brackets that essentially hold the whole setup in place.

Rear Sway Bar Differential 14/32

With the rear sway bar in place and the diff cover back on, it was time to take the Camaro for a spin.

Finished 15/32

As you can see from the finished installation, the CPP stuff looks ready to rock. An aggressive slalom revealed noticeably improved performance with minimized body roll.


Don Lee Auto
Cucamonga, 91730
Classic Performance Products
Placentia, CA 92870
Eddie Motorsports
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730


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