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sway bar links

got roughly 18,500 miles out of this set of sway bar links, this is crazy!

bought new ones from ford for the last time, I am taking out the old ones and having a shop press out the old bearings and putting in the energy suspension sway bar link kit.

almost want to rock no sway bar in the front.

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I did the whole front end two years ago with Energy Suspension. It was the easiest thing I ever did on the truck. With the improved ride you will not regret it.
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I installed the OEM ford ones again last night but I still have a slight clunk up there, do you think it could be the two rubber bushings down where the bar attaches to the axle?

I'll try those next, I had a shop yesterday look at the ball joints and they gave me the thumbs up and told me it was all in the sway bar.

I have a press at home, do you think I could get the old bushings out from ford to install my energy suspension kit? or should I just bring it to the shop and have them press it out?

04' F-250 6.0L

AFE Stage 2 intake
Liberator EGR delete kit
4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
Quad Piller Gauge
zoodad mod
Nitto Dura Grapplers
Edge Insight CS
DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
Rotella ELC
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For what it's worth, I tossed the front bar out of my 03 and honestly did not notice any difference in handling.

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replaced both links and bushings on front sway bar and still have clunking. she's going into Boyer Ford next week, see what they say.

04' F-250 6.0L

AFE Stage 2 intake
Liberator EGR delete kit
4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
Quad Piller Gauge
zoodad mod
Nitto Dura Grapplers
Edge Insight CS
DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
Rotella ELC
Firestone Ride Rite air bags in rear
draw-tite 30k hide-a-goose kit
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I'm with ya, just changed my links and also get a clunk...gonna do the axle side tonight but again, don't have much confidence in this fixing the racket either. Energy sounds like the way to go.
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tightened up my passenger side front lower shock and the clunk went away, still bringing it in to boyer.

04' F-250 6.0L

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Liberator EGR delete kit
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Quad Piller Gauge
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DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
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Firestone Ride Rite air bags in rear
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good call, I'll check those out

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ordering up some moog bushings and sway bar links for the rear, anyone replace the rear by the gas tank. looks almost impossible to replace because its so close to the gas tank.

04' F-250 6.0L

AFE Stage 2 intake
Liberator EGR delete kit
4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
Quad Piller Gauge
zoodad mod
Nitto Dura Grapplers
Edge Insight CS
DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
Rotella ELC
Firestone Ride Rite air bags in rear
draw-tite 30k hide-a-goose kit
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I just did my front links and sway bar bushings with Energy Suspension...clunk is gone. Also did the rear sway bar with Moog bushings. Didn't do the rear links.

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