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Old 03-20-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Front swaybar "walk" - Any issues?

I'm about to get me some polyurethane fsb bushings since my stock ones are freezing up, but I'm a bit concerned about the swaybar walking from side to side.

Anyone with poly fsb bushings have a problem with this?


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Old 03-20-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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I have to swap mine out soon too. I never thought that this would be a prob using new bushings, but leave it up to you to think of everything...lol
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I have posted before a very easy fix for that. Get two hase clamps, a thick plastic bottle, say like a milk jug, and cut you a couple of plastic washers out of that plastic. After you have them formed into a washer, cut a slit diagonally through one side of the washer so you can slide it over the sway bar. Place each washer either on the inside of each mount or on the outside of each mount, then place the hase clamp appx. 1/16th of an inch holding them against the mount but allowing for a little "working" room. Keep lubricated and it will work great. I have had mine done that way for three years now and still works perfect. The washer is just to keep the hose clamp from actually rubbing the bushing.
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awesome thanks mike, i had hoped you would pop in here, I remember you posting a lot about this issue. I was going to go with hose clamps but the washer idea is a good one!
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i never had a problem really...nothing noticeable really.
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The front will "walk" side to side if you use "some" aftermarket bars that dont have the detent for the bushings and using urethane bushings.
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oh...i used the stock bar with aftermarket bushings.
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^That's what I'm thinking of doing soon too

Never heard of this walking issue before. Good to know. This is going in my archive
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on the list for this weekend.
will the walk cause any issues until i do my washers/clamps?
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Wow cool info to know!
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