New Caprice - Discussion forums

The worldwide owner-to-owner online support system for the Chevrolet Caprice PPV
It is currently Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:08 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:17 am
Posts: 163
Location: North Jersey
Title states. I have some endlinks on order, and will have to order up some bushings. Anybody have any idea what spec is on the brackets that hold the bushings to the frame? Gutentight? I figure for the endlinks I'll just find what spec is for the G8 and do the same (I suppose I could just do the same for the bushings as well)

Bar is moving a fair bit and when I put force on it from under the car, I can feel a clunk... links are cheap and probably 95k miles worth of beat to hell. Thanks.

-J

_________________
2012 Caprice
DOD Delete, LS9 Cam, Pat G tune, Magnaflow G8 Exhaust

2008 CVPI
163k miles and counting


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:44 am
Posts: 1365
Location: Azusa,CA
Image
Image

And do not tighten the clamp bolts with an impact gun. They will break. Ask me how I know!

_________________
Steve Walker
Azusa, CA
'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:17 am
Posts: 163
Location: North Jersey
Excellent, thank you very much! Huge help.

I only had a quick look at the bushings, but I couldn't fathom getting any more than a wrench in there, let alone a gun. Maybe I should look again :lol:

-J

_________________
2012 Caprice
DOD Delete, LS9 Cam, Pat G tune, Magnaflow G8 Exhaust

2008 CVPI
163k miles and counting


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:44 am
Posts: 1365
Location: Azusa,CA
Oh yea, I had the cradle out of the car and the engine out of the cradle so I had all the room in the world to go hog wild on it!

Stick to the wrench!

_________________
Steve Walker
Azusa, CA
'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:17 am
Posts: 163
Location: North Jersey
Ahhh that'll do it!

_________________
2012 Caprice
DOD Delete, LS9 Cam, Pat G tune, Magnaflow G8 Exhaust

2008 CVPI
163k miles and counting


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:17 am
Posts: 163
Location: North Jersey
Got the links replaced last weekend. With a solid chunk of time instead of back and forth through the day, probably could have done it in about 45 minutes. Very easy and the Mood units are quite nice.

Another question if anyone is looking: Do you have part numbers for the stock sway bar bushing? I see on GMPartsDirect it has numbers for EVERY SINGLE PIECE of the front bar (links, nuts, clamshell, nuts for that, bar itself) EXCEPT the bushing. From searching it looks like 24mm so worst case I guess I'll just get a universal jobber from Energy Suspension or the like. I am trying to just get my arms around all the front suspension "issues" so to speak, and this is next on the chopping block. The bar moves quite easily inside of the worn bushings, feel as though it might be contributing to a constant clunk.

EDIT: If anyone is searching and finds this thread, GM P/N looks to be 92220993 for the front stabilizer bar bushing ($8 at my local dealer, doesn't even pay to get online as I spend less this way). 92257368 for the bracket. Bracket shows as cross referencing to the G8, bushing is different size (thanks Navy Lifer for putting in a thread I found via search). Just wanted to update for future reference.

EDIT #2: Do not buy what rockauto has on their site for the dorman piece (for sway bar bushings). It's not even close, I have no idea why they put it there, but I have been having interesting luck as of late with not having appropriate parts when they are listed as fitting the car.

-J

_________________
2012 Caprice
DOD Delete, LS9 Cam, Pat G tune, Magnaflow G8 Exhaust

2008 CVPI
163k miles and counting


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group