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sway bar link ?

i have a 02 f250 stock susp. and was under the truck yesterday checking things and saw the front sway bar links looked like all the rubber around the links had corroded. the truck does not make any noises in the front at all. i could move them about a 1/8 inch each way, by just twisting them. they look like they have some type of movable bearing in there. i just wanted to see if they needed to be replaced or the outside rubber is just a pretectant for the bearings inside. dont want to spend money if dont need. thanks
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They can be replaced for not that much... Energy Suspension 4.5186 Complete Front Sway Bar and End Link Bushings Set - 32MM, i ordered them a couple days ago, cant wait to put them on, i you hear some clonking under the truck in bumps that is your problem


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Replacing just the bushing is a real pain. I just ordered the entire new end link for $43 a piece and was done with it in 15 min!!!

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where

where did you get your links from.
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i use the energy suspension.I used a ball joint too press to press out the bushing.

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Just replace the bushings. Take the links to a shop and have them press them out, alot cheaper. I just replaced mine. Its soo quiet now I thought I was in a Diesel Escalade

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yea that is what i will do, just take to a shop that has a press and let them do it for me. thanks for the help.
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Powerstrokeshop.com or any Ford dealer. How long did the factory bushings last? So what is your time worth? I can see no benefit between the two bushings, no performance difference, get'r done and get on with life. But hey it's your truck.

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