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Front Sway Bar Bushings

So what is better for front sway bar bushings? Where they mount to the frame.
Rubber?
The poly plastic stuff?

Had a mech. tell me rubber cause it's retains it's shape longer



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energy suspension makes replacements... they are better than the OEM crap

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Well I ordered a pair of Moogs for 13 dollars and the guy said they should be rubber. Now I think it was 13 a piece and I saw Moogs at another place today and they weren't rubber. Ford wanted 43 bucks a piece for rubber ones.



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Any other opinions?



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fords are rubber, i believe the energy are poly
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Well what's better? Rubber or poly?
The mechanic said the rubber will return to it's original shape better but another guy said that the poly ones last longer and don't break down as fast



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front sway bar

Definatly go poly.
I use them on all my rebuilds.Much tighter and quicker response.
Now a Q for you all.
The sway bar is connected to the axel by brackets.They 're connected to a spring cup,at the bottom.
Q:Are the spring cups the same on both sides?
The passenger side on this 99 f250 is disconnected from the axel at the sway bar bracket.
One ,the drives side looks like one piece.
Two ,the passengers side may have been a clip,extension,or a 1-3 piece of metal.
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IDK what you're talking about haha. It's the same on pass and driver side I guess. I can get a picture if you want
But other than that I don't have a clue



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energy suspension makes replacements... they are better than the OEM crap

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+1 and its way cheaper then o.e.m.
doesn't have to be pressed in neither!

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I can get em pretty cheap. Around 15 a piece. All the ones I was looking at, even the OEM ones didn't have to be pressed in. Just slipped over the sway bar and fit into the metal bracket.



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