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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by sssnake Well this is the left over mess from Monday. Attachment 104116 This was the bushing prior ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sssnake View Post
    Well this is the left over mess from Monday.

    Attachment 104116

    This was the bushing prior to tonight's efforts.

    Attachment 104117

    Two hours and a broken screwdriver later.

    Attachment 104118

    To get an idea of the thickness of the outer metal sleeve see below.

    Attachment 104119

    Five more to go.
    OK I finally figured out one of my issues... Make sure your sawzall has an orbital cut pattern for cutting the bushings. This made a world of difference for me. All of the remaining bushing plus new endlinks done on the rear sways in about six hours (this includes a trip to home depot for the new sawzall). Anyway so far no wheel hop. I want to put a few more miles on these before I declare victory over wheel hop but it feels good so far.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    I also finally got mine completed this weekend, tip to anybody if you plan on doing this in one day, make sure you have a corded sawzall!! My 18 volt went through batteries like nobody's business.

    I used a wide tooth sawzall blade for the rubber and fine tooth for cutting the sleeve. The air chisel also helped out a lot, once you get one slit cut in the bushing, use the air chisel to fold the bushing in (once the cut is made the bushing is like butter to the air chisel). Then from the top of the cradle hit the air chisel on the collar of the bushing and it pushes right out.
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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    So swapping these bushings could have some improving effect on the wheel hop as well as simply just firming up the rear end? Even without having the anti-hop axles? I still havent gotten around to installing mine yet. Hell I still have the transmission mount insert waiting to be installed as well. Geforce axles are next on my short list of mods, and I was thinking of doing the axles and cradle bushings at the same time.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    So swapping these bushings could have some improving effect on the wheel hop as well as simply just firming up the rear end? Even without having the anti-hop axles? I still havent gotten around to installing mine yet. Hell I still have the transmission mount insert waiting to be installed as well. Geforce axles are next on my short list of mods, and I was thinking of doing the axles and cradle bushings at the same time.
    The two combined is your best bet for eliminating wheel hop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    The two combined is your best bet for eliminating wheel hop.
    Thats what I figured. I was just surprised to hear that the bushings might have an observable effect on their own. I wouldnt have assumed they would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    Thats what I figured. I was just surprised to hear that the bushings might have an observable effect on their own. I wouldnt have assumed they would.
    Anything that stiffens the rear helps to minimize wheel hop

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Does anyone know what the torque numbers are for the 4 cradle bolts and then the traling arm bolts? I am finally gonna get around to snugging them all up and want to torque them down correctly

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    Anyone install the rear cradle bushings in a 07 yet

    I was sifting through old threads and noticed there is differences between 04/05-06-07 cradles
    Want to make sure before I start tearing my car apart
    I don't want to have to buy a cradle if they don't fit

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Quote Originally Posted by 2007ThunderV View Post
    Anyone install the rear cradle bushings in a 07 yet

    I was sifting through old threads and noticed there is differences between 04/05-06-07 cradles
    Want to make sure before I start tearing my car apart
    I don't want to have to buy a cradle if they don't fit
    I did measurements for Revshift. The inner diameter and height of the 06-07 cradle bushing cylinders where the bushings rest is identical to those of the 04-05 cradle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2007ThunderV View Post
    Anyone install the rear cradle bushings in a 07 yet

    I was sifting through old threads and noticed there is differences between 04/05-06-07 cradles
    Want to make sure before I start tearing my car apart
    I don't want to have to buy a cradle if they don't fit
    They fit. Mine is an 07.

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    Perfect thanks for info

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Darkman thanks as always i have bunch of the pages but seem to be missing some of the important ones! Is there any central location to get the rest of them?

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Quote Originally Posted by 2007ThunderV View Post
    Anyone install the rear cradle bushings in a 07 yet

    I was sifting through old threads and noticed there is differences between 04/05-06-07 cradles
    Want to make sure before I start tearing my car apart
    I don't want to have to buy a cradle if they don't fit
    The main difference is that the 04-05 have voided bushings whereas the 06-07 don't. I am assuming this is why the "inserts" only work on the 04-05 cars. There are no holes to put them in on the 06-07 bushing from the information I've gathered.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Just got mine in the mail, they sure look purty. Went with the red guys.

    My way of getting the old ones out, was to use the biggest drill bit I could fit in my drill, then drill out the rubber between the inner bushing and the outter collar, reaming the rubber untill the middle bushing all but falls out. Then torched the craddle around the outter collar untill the rubber all peels out (becarefull , expecially around the gas tank) be prepared to blow out flamming rubber. Then a sawsall for the outter sleeve, one cut then bend and pry it out. Not too bad once you get the hang of it after the first one.

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