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sway bar link keeps bending

hi, i bought a 01 f350 srw 4x4 a month ago, i knew i need to replace the front sway links because the bushings were worn out. I also noticed the passenger side was bent but the drive was fine. replaced them with moog links, and after a week the passenger moog one is also bent. what about cause this?
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Has no one experienced this before? I want to replace soon I just have them continuing to get bent
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its stock ride height with a front leveling kit. Also has some shot BDS shocks. The bushings look fine on the sway bar, but i was thinking about replacing those anyway. I just cant see how there could that much up lifting force to bend it into a "Z" shape. i know they arnt perfectly straight it ends up really z looking
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its stock ride height with a front leveling kit. Also has some shot BDS shocks. The bushings look fine on the sway bar, but i was thinking about replacing those anyway. I just cant see how there could that much up lifting force to bend it into a "Z" shape. i know they arnt perfectly straight it ends up really z looking
My sway bar links came pre bent in a z shape. Could the be rubbing on your springs or are they just too weak to handle the heavy super duty body roll...

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I just see how the bigger and beefer moog links would bend too. Im guessing it isnt going to hurt anything having the one side bent?
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I just see how the bigger and beefer moog links would bend too. Im guessing it isnt going to hurt anything having the one side bent?
Does it ride good? Does the link look week at all?

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seems to ride okay now that i got my new shocks. I dont do any offroading so the truck isnt really beat. I pull my lawn trailer with it and thats all the work it does.
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seems to ride okay now that i got my new shocks. I dont do any offroading so the truck isnt really beat. I pull my lawn trailer with it and thats all the work it does.
I would let it ride and see what happens. Even if the sway bar link breaks I doubt it will hurt anything, you'll just have to be careful as body roll will be more noticeable.

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