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Old 02-01-2008, 02:29 PM
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Sway Bar Bushings

Im pretty shure I need new sway bar bushings, my front end has that clatter noise over bumpy roads. Anyways would i be better off buying the sway bar kit from powerstrokeshop.com, or buy the bushings. Ive heard the bushings are a pain to put in, but eh kit from powerstrokeshop.com is easy? Thanks
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:55 PM
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I just went to Napa and got the bushings for the bar itself and a set of end links when I did my truck. We did the bushings in my buddies truck and WOW, was it a PITA. It took us about 2 hours to get the bushings out, clean up the rust on the inside, heat them slightly with a torch so we could paint them with Rustoleum(it dries on contact that way) and then install the new bushings. He paid $18 for the bushings and I paid $32 for he end links.

I think I got the better deal.


And if you hear a rattle when you go over bumps, it is likely the end links. Make sure you check your shocks first, I thought it was the end links and found out it was a broken shock on the passenger side
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:58 PM
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where did you get the endlinks from
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I just went to Napa and got the bushings for the bar itself and a set of end links when I did my truck. We did the bushings in my buddies truck and WOW, was it a PITA. It took us about 2 hours to get the bushings out, clean up the rust on the inside, heat them slightly with a torch so we could paint them with Rustoleum(it dries on contact that way) and then install the new bushings. He paid $18 for the bushings and I paid $32 for he end links.

I think I got the better deal.


And if you hear a rattle when you go over bumps, it is likely the end links. Make sure you check your shocks first, I thought it was the end links and found out it was a broken shock on the passenger side

Answer in red above......
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:05 PM
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yup, i rralized it after i posted my dumb question, sorry
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:08 PM
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Holy crap. I just looked up the parts on Napaonline.com for you and the end links are $68 a pair.

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Old 02-01-2008, 03:10 PM
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Is it a solid axle or a twin I beam?
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solid axle, is it easy to press the bushings on with the new set of end links, or what is teh process on the repair, i have no idea
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:16 PM
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take off the end link, push out the bushings, sand any rust out of the inside, paint with rust resistant paint, push bushings into end links and install end link.

It was not hard, just took a little time. But no big deal at all, now the price has gone up so much. I would not buy new ones if it were me.



I just reviewed my reciept from a year ago and I paid $32.14 each, not a pair.
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i would be getting the new enlinks from napa, might as well. So i just push the new bushings in them and install it? Im not familiar with these parts. Is this the kit i need from napa NCP 2651632. Do you know if the bushings are already in the new endlinks from napa?? sorry if im not makn sense cuz i really dont know anything about them.
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