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post #1 of 11 Old 07-13-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sway bar bushings

Getting ready to order/buy new sway bar bushings...I have been doing a good bit of reading on this, but I would like some first hand answers.

A general census on what brand everyone used and how much it ran you?
Are you happy with it?
Did you use a shop press to install them?

I want to get an entire kit, since all of them are shot. Obviously the drop bars need the press but if anyone didn't use a press and found an easy way to do it, I would like to know.

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Anyone....?
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Energy Suspension Parts Dealer, Specializing in Energy Suspension Bushings Suspension Components.
you will need to press the old ones out but these do not need to be pressed in. cheaper then ford stock ones as well.
i have them in my truck for about a year now.

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Ok, that's the brand I had in mind.

thanks!
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100% happy with the energy suspensions bushings!
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I have this kit for my 02 f250. I have no access to a press and can't find a way to get the old endlink bushings out. I've already broken a heavy gear puller trying to get them out. Any advice on getting them out with ordinary tools?
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If you have a large enough shop vice and some sockets that will fit the inside diameter of the end link and the outside it will work. I would recommend taking it to a shop that has a press, probably for $5 0r $10 they will press them out. A guy who has a shop near the house did it for me for free!
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Burn the old ones out with a torch. Makes a nasty mess, and almost caught the shop on fire.... but they are out!

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New designed replacements are better and no bushing to get out or press in. I bought a set from O'Reilly's and sent then to Jul in Belgium. Design is much improved over the stock ones. Look for them.

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Thanks for the ideas. I gave up and dropped them at a local machine shop. The $40 was higher than I expected to remove them. But not to bad considering it was the only way I was going to get them out. I got the new Energy Susp kit in and am very happy.
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