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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    How long did it take you to install?

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Been off the grid for a bit from Sandy, hope everyone is happy with theirs. There's still a few left if anyones interested.

    BTW, 06/07 guys, he's working on something for your application too...
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Just wondering...can these be installed on ramps or do you have to use jackstands on the rear?

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Quote Originally Posted by philistine View Post
    Just wondering...can these be installed on ramps or do you have to use jackstands on the rear?
    Pretty sure you need jackstands since the cradle has to be lowered enough to get the new ones in...
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    Pretty sure you need jackstands since the cradle has to be lowered enough to get the new ones in...
    Yup. I got mine up as high I could reasonably get it to make room for the human form to have room under there. The front two cradles bolts are really torqued down, so you'll need to consider that when you loosen them. I used my 1/2" cheater bar with about a 3-4 ft length of stout PVP pipe to give me enough leverage, but then my garage is not equipped maybe as well as other guys' garages.
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    The 06/07 stuff is about 2 weeks out yet...
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Here is a layout of the cradle bushings (fwd bushing, rears not shown) with some Prothane grease (super sticky):

    Here is a pic of the cradle lowered (fwd bushing):

    The car is on jack stands. A jack was placed to support the cradle:

    The forward bushings installed:

    The rear bushings installed:


    It's a tight fit. My bushings didn't just pop right in. I aligned and compressed them while tightening the bolt. I'm pretty sure my alignment is bad now. The rear bushings required some wiggling of the entire cradle to get in place. The installation was pretty quick but I took my time...washed my wheels, did some drivetrain inspection, need rear brakes- stuff like that. Getting an alignment tomorrow then...some auto-x Sunday!

    *Edit: The alignment was pretty bad. It's running pretty good now.

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    keep us informed about the 06/07 stuff... highly interested.

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Nice writeup above. I'm going to hold off on installing mine until I put the 9" rear kit in. The only problem is I won't really be able to attribute any difference in feel to the bushings themselves. That said, I won't be complaining about that.

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    The 06/07 stuff is about 2 weeks out yet...
    certainly interested in that!!
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    hate to be a naggg...but updates updates updates

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilgCTS-V View Post
    hate to be a naggg...but updates updates updates
    I started a new thread for the 06/07 design. GP is in the works as long as there is enough interest...
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Does lowering the subframe move it enough for an alignment ? It doesn't re-center ?

    More info to:

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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmargo View Post
    Does lowering the subframe move it enough for an alignment ? It doesn't re-center ?

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    I don't know if thats common. I had no alignment issues. Mine were done at Lindsay on a lift and it was a pretty straightforward install. Actually drove the car down to Charlotte that afternoon when it was finished...
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    Re: Interest in Delrin Cradle Bushings ?

    I needed an alignment. I think most places give a free check and only charge you if you need it. I know the guys at the shop I took mine to. I had an alignment just 3 months ago. The only thing that changed was installing the rear cradle bushings. I only decided to get it aligned because of how much I had to manipulate the cradle to get the rear bushings in (closest to the trunk).

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