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rear end replacement

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by Dustin_m, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Dustin_m

    Dustin_m Active Member

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    i have ben checking out prices for a new whole rear axle for the camaro in case they say that the frame isnt bent, but they total it out anyway. I found a few Z28 rear ends on ebay for around 400 bucks each, and the two i found were 2001's so thats not bad. they have the 12 inch disc brakes and posi diff.

    the thing i need to know is how hard is it to swap that out. isnt it just held in by the u bolts, and wouldnt i basically just have to unbolt the driveshaft, drop the old rear end, bolt the new one up, and put in new u bolts?

    this is cause i am considering buying the car back from insurance IF the frame is not bent. then the only other thing i would have to find is 2 wheels, which is easy.

    any help would be cool, thanks.
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Try a camaro board.

    www.f-body.org is one I think.
     
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    Dustin_m Active Member

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    yea i am trying there too, but i know a lot of guys on here also have some domestics, and i kinda know who to take advice from on here. over there it could be some noob that is telling me some BS
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    You'd probably have to disconnect your brake lines and rear antisway bar as well. After installation, you should make sure that you install a new proportioning valve for the disc brakes, check the lug pattern for differences, and make sure that you transmission angle is parallel to your rear end angle. I don't think it would change, but vibration occurs if the angles are off by more than 3 degrees.
     
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