Front sway bar bushings help needed.

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Deogi2, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Hello, so I’m installing new bushings, 15/16 bar, purchased 15/16” bushings. The bushings just don’t loo like they will work? Is there a different bushing I should be using or will they collapse when tightened? Thanks
     

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  2. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    That bushing does not look correct.



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  3. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    They will squish down when you tighten them up, it's the way they were designed. You can grind some of the rubber away to make the initial fit easier but you will lose some of the tension they provide.
     
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  4. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Thanks Nelson , What I have is a parts place repop. Also ordered a set from Napa and got the same ones and the Napa parts number is a correct cross reference. I guess I can try the motor city one/Inline tube to see if different. Motor city sells this which is the same thing I have. Wonder if the other ones you shared are much different. They say OEM correct vs. these others are probably general 15/16” for all applications?
     

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  5. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    You can buy them from whoever you wish but they're all going to be the same. I've installed dozens of them, Moog, Napa, repo, doesn't matter.
     
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  6. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Just go to local Napa or Advanced Auto.. thats where I got mine...
     
  7. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Thanks, I figured they would have to squish down but wanted to be sure before I started tightening the crap out of them sine they are pretty hard rubber.
     
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    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

  9. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Thanks, I ordered the in-line tube bushings since I have the in-line tube brackets so hopefully they work.
     
  10. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I just installed a pair like I linked you to, using original factory brackets. I cannot say for sure but by your picture those are not correct.. They do make different size brackets and bushings for the different size sway bars
     
  11. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Nelson, received the bushings like the ones you posted. Worked perfectly w my brackets. Thanks
     

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  12. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Glad it worked out. :) I knew the others did not look correct but sometimes pictures can be deceiving.
     
  13. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys, just want to say thanks, i was going thru the same thing of finding all the wrong size bushings.
    Cheers!
     
  14. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Glad it helped..
     

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