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First issue
The wheel speed sensors are different on the camaro. I was already aware of this ahead of time, here is a quick pic of the harness connector. I am hoping to pull the connectors apart and swap them over. If that doesnt work ill simply cut and solder the wires.

I cut the G8 connector off of the cradle and soldered each wire onto the Camaro harness.
Passenger side G8 grey wire goes to Camaro Brown wire
Driver side G8 grew wire goes to Camaro Tan wire
Camaro harness






For removal.
Pretty straight forward. Jack up the car and take the back wheels off.

Drop your exhaust.

Disconnect your drive shaft-
pull one bolt, put the car in neutral, rotate the axle to turn the shaft until you can reach another bolt, put the car in Park, remove the bolt, but the car back in neutral to rotate the shaft again ect......

Pull your calipers off and hang them off to the side. No need to disconnect the brake hoses.

Pull your ebrake cables off the knuckles.- Pretty easy they hook onto a tab on the back of the knuckle.

Unplug your wheel speed sensor harness, its the grey connector near the gas tank on the passenger side.

Remove the lower Shock bolts.

Support the cradle with a jack directly underneath the carrier. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the cradle on. 21 mm i believe. If these haven't been removed before they can be a pain. Be careful, if the they are being stubborn use a torch to heat the bolt up to melt some of the factory locktite.

Slowly lower the cradle with the help of a friend on either side to balance on the jack. It balances pretty well on the jack.


Tied Up the Calipers

Coming Down!
I got my rear cradle install with some friend in about 4 hours today from a 2015 Camaro as. My cts v rear rotors would not
A few more things.
It appears that the new cradle lifted the back of my car a bit. Maybe 1/2" or so. Also, the new setup is approximately 3/8" narrower than the g8 setup, we measured rotor to rotor.. I was actually hoping this was the case. I have been fighting a rear rubbing issue with my wheel combo. I hope this fixed the issue


The Camaro bushings are huge! And they stick up quite a bit out of the cradle. I believe this is why it raised my car up.


The brake hose brackets are different. the G8 has those silly black plastic turn-in washer thingys. The camaro uses at bracket on the hose that bolts to the upper control arm. Either swap the hoses or figure out a way to support your g8 hoses. If you dont already have brembo calipers like I do this swap would kill 2 birds one stone.

The parking brake works just fine. I reused our parking cables, they hook right up to the camaro knuckles.
Ok so I did this swap
First issue
The wheel speed sensors are different on the camaro. I was already aware of this ahead of time, here is a quick pic of the harness connector. I am hoping to pull the connectors apart and swap them over. If that doesnt work ill simply cut and solder the wires.

I cut the G8 connector off of the cradle and soldered each wire onto the Camaro harness.
Passenger side G8 grey wire goes to Camaro Brown wire
Driver side G8 grew wire goes to Camaro Tan wire
Camaro harness






For removal.
Pretty straight forward. Jack up the car and take the back wheels off.

Drop your exhaust.

Disconnect your drive shaft-
pull one bolt, put the car in neutral, rotate the axle to turn the shaft until you can reach another bolt, put the car in Park, remove the bolt, but the car back in neutral to rotate the shaft again ect......

Pull your calipers off and hang them off to the side. No need to disconnect the brake hoses.

Pull your ebrake cables off the knuckles.- Pretty easy they hook onto a tab on the back of the knuckle.

Unplug your wheel speed sensor harness, its the grey connector near the gas tank on the passenger side.

Remove the lower Shock bolts.

Support the cradle with a jack directly underneath the carrier. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the cradle on. 21 mm i believe. If these haven't been removed before they can be a pain. Be careful, if the they are being stubborn use a torch to heat the bolt up to melt some of the factory locktite.

Slowly lower the cradle with the help of a friend on either side to balance on the jack. It balances pretty well on the jack.


Tied Up the Calipers

Coming Down!
So today I did this cradle swap off of a 2015 Camaro SS with only 15k. Overall is was really easy with two friends and four hours we were done,a couple of things my cts-v rear rotors would not fit due to a smaller diameter parking brake area,then my Giovnna wheel hit the rear caliper on the camaro setup so a spacer was added,then I had to notch out the cts-v calipers for a proper fit but the main thing I need answers for is a clear description on how to properly split and wire the four wires from the camaro to the four wire on the G8 abs harness because now I have a abs fault.
Thanks in advance oh the 3.45 gears are awesome!
 

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I got my rear cradle install with some friend in about 4 hours today from a 2015 Camaro as. My cts v rear rotors would not


Ok so I did this swap


So today I did this cradle swap off of a 2015 Camaro SS with only 15k. Overall is was really easy with two friends and four hours we were done,a couple of things my cts-v rear rotors would not fit due to a smaller diameter parking brake area,then my Giovnna wheel hit the rear caliper on the camaro setup so a spacer was added,then I had to notch out the cts-v calipers for a proper fit but the main thing I need answers for is a clear description on how to properly split and wire the four wires from the camaro to the four wire on the G8 abs harness because now I have a abs fault.
Thanks in advance oh the 3.45 gears are awesome!
Buy the Chevy SS rotors. They will solve your ebrake issue.

I made an adapter harness for the ABS, but I think you can repin the Camaro wires into the G8 connector.

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I'm very curious with the change in geometry and the raising of the rear...how did the 4 wheel alignment go for everyone who did this swap?

Fantastic write up OP.
 

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I'm very curious with the change in geometry and the raising of the rear...how did the 4 wheel alignment go for everyone who did this swap?

Fantastic write up OP.
No problems here, shop was able to get everything in spec except caster (which isn't adjustable on these cars)
 
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I got a 2013 zl1 rear cradle installed in my 2012 ppv today. Looks like all the camaro cradles use a larger diameter bolt. No issues with this?
I didn't notice any difference with mine, bolts fit the bushing perfect
 

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I have 2015 complete rear cradle coming (minus rear brake calipers) and was wondering if stock rear caliper will swap using the camaro v6 rotor or the G8 rotor?
 

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I have 2015 complete rear cradle coming (minus rear brake calipers) and was wondering if stock rear caliper will swap using the camaro v6 rotor or the G8 rotor?
It works but it's sketchy. I did one and the guy refused to go with the brembos because his drag pack wouldn't fit then. We had to tear out the entire e-brake assembly (the v6 rotor hat is smaller in diameter) and the pad hung off the side of the rotor by a few mm.
 

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Sweet thanks for the replies

One more question: can you still run a 18" wheel with SS calipers or Camaro brembos ?
Yes. I have TSW 18" wheels myself.
 

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Now adjusting the ride height in the rear.... spring swap call and call it day? Car still serves as my DD, not ready to go all race car yet('05 GTO in the garage for that)

Also do the taller bushings of camaro cradle change the pinion angle enough to cause problems on one piece driveshafts?

The camaro rear i got didn't come with brakes ... and abs harness chopped up...and missing abs sensors.

So I can take a G8 abs harness and re-pin sensor connectors to the camaro abs sensor correct?
Also need to order brake lines, Camaro lines will bolt up to G8 chassis lines?
 

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Now adjusting the ride height in the rear.... spring swap call and call it day? Car still serves as my DD, not ready to go all race car yet('05 GTO in the garage for that)
That would be the easiest, yes. Remember though, if you plan on doing a full Zeta 2 swap to include the front you will need aftermarket coilovers for the front anyways.

Also do the taller bushings of camaro cradle change the pinion angle enough to cause problems on one piece driveshafts?
No. 2+ years on mine, I've had no odd wear, noises, or component failures that could be related. The bushings aren't that radically taller.

The camaro rear i got didn't come with brakes ... and abs harness chopped up...and missing abs sensors.

So I can take a G8 abs harness and re-pin sensor connectors to the camaro abs sensor correct?
You can repin the harness but you will need the camaro sensors, they do not swap

Also need to order brake lines, Camaro lines will bolt up to G8 chassis lines?
They will but as someone corrected me about it on here, it's not recommended. They use different flarings, with the G8 having a DIN/ISO bubble flare and the Camaro an inverted/45*. I did use a set of Russell stainless lines for the Camaro on mine and it has not leaked a drop in the 2+ years. I brake hard when at the Tail of the Dragon as well, so it's not like I've went easy on it.
 

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That would be the easiest, yes. Remember though, if you plan on doing a full Zeta 2 swap to include the front you will need aftermarket coilovers for the front anyways.



No. 2+ years on mine, I've had no odd wear, noises, or component failures that could be related. The bushings aren't that radically taller.



You can repin the harness but you will need the camaro sensors, they do not swap



They will but as someone corrected me about it on here, it's not recommended. They use different flarings, with the G8 having a DIN/ISO bubble flare and the Camaro an inverted/45*. I did use a set of Russell stainless lines for the Camaro on mine and it has not leaked a drop in the 2+ years. I brake hard when at the Tail of the Dragon as well, so it's not like I've went easy on it.

Thank you :cool:
I will get G8 lines..
 

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Last piece of puzzle: Rear caliper bolts part numbers # ? Can't find them for the life of me, I can get and find the front caliper bolts but not rears. Or do G8 bolts swap over on the rears?
 

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Last piece of puzzle: Rear caliper bolts part numbers # ? Can't find them for the life of me, I can get and find the front caliper bolts but not rears. Or do G8 bolts swap over on the rears?
Found these numbers on the Camaro SS forum. My cradle came complete with Brembos, so I didn't have to find any bolts

Front: 11570788
Rear: 11515781
 

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Thank you once again!
Getting close to having all the pieces.

Now what color to paint the calipers... silver, red..... I am thinking blue...
 

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That depends on what color your car and wheels are. I went with silver on mine.
 
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