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post #1 of 8 Old 10-23-2007, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Sway Bar Link

The bushings in my sway bar link have gone out I looked into replacing them but a buddy of mine had some from an old lift that he had on his truck they are for a 6" lift I have a 3" leveling kit on mine. do you think they will work they might be a lil long but do you think this will be an issue he will give them to me for free and if not I have to buy some that are about $100 that will be a lil short

anyways do you think this will be an issue being to long

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The bushings should be the same size, but the links will be long. I would not use the links but if you can safely remove the bushings without damaging them I would use the bushings at least.

You can get just the bushings from Autozone for like 40 bucks.


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Are they are just bushings or hole links?

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just the bushing are bad I never even thought of just using the bushings thanks
why do you say not to use the links?

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just the bushing are bad I never even thought of just using the bushings thanks
why do you say not to use the links?
Well a link from a 6 inch suspension lift would make your sway bar hang way down. Plus I think it would be a pita to line the link up with the sway bar to put the mounting bolts back in. Because the sway bar link for a 6 inch lift is 6 inches longer then stock but for you it would be 3 inches longer.


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very true I am going to try and just use the bushings hopefully that will work

thanks for your help

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the closer to parallel the sway bar is with the ground the better it will work
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ok so last night I went to take the links off and the bushings were not the same and after looking at the one that my buddy gave me and mine it was only about 1" difference so I got some new bolts and put the new ones on and it works perfect and it is just about level with the ground thanks for the help

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