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Polyurethane sway bar links

Anybody ever tried these? I bought two polyurethane bushings that go into the I-beams rather than the stock rubber, hoping for a stiffer ride. However, they are so ridgid that I could not hammer or squeeze them in. I changed my ball joints upper and lower, but was stymied by these! Anybody have luck getting them in, if so what tools did you use. thanks

BTW here is the link to the bushing.

https://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/C...+50028+2028069
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I've had a little time spin my wheels thinking about this and I think I can make my own screw press from bolts and washers from the hardware store. I'll post a pic when I get one together assuming it works. And report on ride quality of poly bushings vs worn out rubber.
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Feel like I'm talking to myself here, but I got the new poly links in and they are great. Super firm on lane changes going over the road crown! For the little extra cash you get superior handling. Put in poly not rubber.
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I just put them in mine. Getting the old ones out was the hard part. But then I used a bolt with a big socket on the rear to pull it in. The socket served as a cup to allow the bushing to go through.
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I have poly in my leaf springs front and back. LOT better handling with only a small increase of road noise.

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