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Sway Bar bushings question

This kit dosent list the diesel as an Option, any reason why it wouldn't work? I can't see it being different. Will a kit like this make new sway bar links not needed, it will replace the bushings in the links correct?

1999-2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Energy Suspension Sway Bar Bushing Kit Red|Ford F-250 Super Duty|Ford|Energy Suspension Bushing

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The bushings are what wears out so replacing just the bushings is all that is required. No need to buy the whole link. That part # doesn't seem right though. Check this link for instructions and part #. It is for a 2004, but they should be the same on your 2000. I used the same part # on my 2001. Hope this helps.

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This kit dosent list the diesel as an Option, any reason why it wouldn't work? I can't see it being different. Will a kit like this make new sway bar links not needed, it will replace the bushings in the links correct?

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The link you gave is only for the sway bar bushings, even though the pic shows end link bushings. Here is the kit you want.

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Replacing the bushing is a real pain!! I just replaced the entire end link, much faster and no headaches!!

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The link you gave is only for the sway bar bushings, even though the pic shows end link bushings. Here is the kit you want.
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The bushings are what wears out so replacing just the bushings is all that is required. No need to buy the whole link. That part # doesn't seem right though. Check this link for instructions and part #. It is for a 2004, but they should be the same on your 2000. I used the same part # on my 2001. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info guys, I think I'll go with the bushing kit since its a heck of a lot cheaper then the whole links. Thanks for the 'links' to the Links!

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Replacing the bushing is a real pain!! I just replaced the entire end link, much faster and no headaches!!

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Man, is it that bad? I mean yeah you have to squeeze stupid bushing into small holes but the kit is around $30 and the links (moog) are around $65 each! You would think that you could boil or warm them up somehow and make it more easy.

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The worst part is getting the old ones out. If you have access to a press, the job is real easy. The rest is bolt up.

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i did mine when i first got my truck.. it took me about 45 mins totall

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i did mine when i first got my truck.. it took me about 45 mins totall
Did you use a press or do it by hand?
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I bought those exact ones when I first got my truck. They were all very cheap and all the wrong size. I tried to return and they wouldnt write or call back. Pissed me off. I dont think you can really just change the bushing, get the whole link from napa for about $50


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The worst part is getting the old ones out. If you have access to a press, the job is real easy. The rest is bolt up.
uh yeah, the press is the key to making this easy. I've been working on a customer car doing a full ES Poly kit on a Civic and without a press it would be nearly impossible.

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I bought those exact ones when I first got my truck. They were all very cheap and all the wrong size. I tried to return and they wouldnt write or call back. Pissed me off. I dont think you can really just change the bushing, get the whole link from napa for about $50
REALLY!? I've never had any quality issues from Energy.. :surprised:
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