2. Prep the firewall mounting surface edge
on the firewall side should be ground smooth according to Photo 1a.
Grind off edge flange so that the TCI clip will be mounted flush to the
firewall. (Photo 2a,b,c)
3. Start the installation of the new
sub-frame by raising it up into the original mounting position. A
floor-jack will helpful here. Line up the holes in the firewall and the
far rear mounting point and fasten it using the new supplied bolts, lock
washer and flat washer (Qty. 4 5/8-11 x2” Gr. 8 Hex Head) Using a 15/16”
shallow socket. Do not tighten up the bolts at this time until all
mounting bolts have been started then tighten and secure to the body.
Drill 3/8 hole (Photo 3b) through the firewall using the mounting bracket as a guide.
Make sure that all four of major mounting bolts are tight first.
. Then fasten it with the supplied 3/8-24 X1 Button Head Bolt (Photo 3c)
Next, drill (2 holes per side) through the
floorboard (Photo 3d) located between the firewall mounting point and
the rear-most mounting point using a 5/16” drill bit.
4. Continue with the front suspension component installation. First, install the lower control a-arm shaft with Acorn nut towards the front of the car into lower A-arm and though the cross-member, the washers go on each side of the bushings. Complete assembly by tightening the 5/8” Full Nyloc Nut.(Photo 4a,b)
Insert the control arm bolt from the front to the rear; place the supplied flat washer between each side of the polyurethane bushing.
5. Next install the upper control arm into
position. (Photo 5a,b,c)
Install the upper control arm into position using the supplied 9/16-18 x2 1/4” Button
Head Bolts. Space out the upper A-arm using the supplied 9/16” flat washers between
control arm and the clip. Use 3 flat washers on each bolt, this should be a good start to get to the alignment shop.
Complete installation by tightening the supplied 9/16-18 Full Height Nyloc Nut.
6. Install the shock to the upper and
lower shock mount. (Photo 6a,b)
Next, install the shock into position making sure that the adjustment dial is at the bottom and towards the rear of the vehicle. On the upper mounting point use the supplied
½ -20 x 13/4” Button Head Bolt and 1/2-20 Half Height Nyloc Nut and on the lower you will use the 33/4” shoulder bolt and spacer pointed towards front of the car. (Photo 6b)
7. After the shock is mounted assemble the
spindle assembly into position, making sure that the steering arm is
pointing towards the front of the vehicle and that the brake caliper is
mounted towards the rear of the vehicle. (Photo 7a)
8. Before installing the rack and pinion
into position make sure that the rack is centered (turn the splined
shaft to full lock counting how many turns from lock to lock and divide
the number by 2 then turn back half the distance).
Next pre-assemble the rack and pinion (Photo 8a)
Install the rack & pinion assembly using the two 5/8” in. bolts, washers and lock nuts supplied. On power rack and pinions units the 5/8 thick spacer goes between the rack brackets on the cross member and the rack. Install the tie rod ends onto the rack and into the spindle steering arms. (Estimate the alignment at this point).
9.Install the front Anti-Roll Bar into
position using the supplied polyurethane and saddle mount Fasten
Anti-Roll Bar saddle mount using the supplied 3/8-16 x1” Hex Head Bolt;
3/8” Lock & Flat Washer. Photo 9a
Making sure that the step center section of the Anti-Roll Bar is down (to clear engine pulley)
Complete installation by fastening the
upper 1/2” Rod End from the lower shock mount bolt to the end of the
Anti-Roll Bar (Photo 9c) with supplied 1/2-20 x1 1/2” Button Head Bolt.
10. The TCI Camaro clip comes with an
adjustable transmission cross-member to accommodate different types of
Chevy transmissions. Fasten with the supplied 3/8-16 x1 ¼” Gr. 8 Hex
Head Bolt and 3/8” Full Height Nyloc Nut. (Photo 10a,b)
11. Mount the Emergency brake cable
bracket on the driver side with the same mounting point as the
transmission cross-member. (Photo 11a,b)
12. Make sure all fasteners are tightened
to the recommended torque spec. Photo 12 shows the completed assembly of
the TCI front suspension.
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