Before assembling the new steering components, the length of the tie rods must be measured and recorded.
Then, the length is matched using CPP’s aluminum tie-rod sleeves (PN ES2004SP-AB).
The new sway bar from CPP simply bolts in place of the stock one, using new hardware and bushings, of course.
The new leaf springs use brand-new bushings that get knocked into place with a mallet.
Before the new springs can be installed, the U-bolt holes needed to be widened to accept the new hardware.
Once the new spring isolator bushings were in place, an impact gun was used to cinch everything up.
The QA1 shocks simply bolt up in the stock location, which positions the adjuster knob in an accessible location.
The C-clips were removed and the factory drum brakes were chucked.
CPP caliper brackets were installed using the new Grade 8 hardware.
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.
To install the rear sway bar, these links are first bolted to the stock frame using the CPP-supplied U-bolt and hardware.
This allows you to mount the bushings and brackets that essentially hold the whole setup in place.
With the rear sway bar in place and the diff cover back on, it was time to take the Camaro for a spin.
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.