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Old 01-21-2002, 17:34   #1 (permalink)
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sway bar bushings

hey guys do you know what size in diameter are our swaybars, i need to know this cause i want to order new bushings for mine cause they are all cracked and old thanks for any help
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Old 01-23-2002, 17:04   #2 (permalink)
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no idea. my suggestion would be to call ford or call an allignment shop and ask them for an estimate then just tell them you only want to buy the parts.
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I know that Bufalo knows the answer to this, I remember this question coming up once before! I know that you can use Energy Suspension bushings, but I am not sure the size of them. Maybe Bufalo will come around and answer for ya...

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Old 01-28-2002, 05:47   #4 (permalink)
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yup...

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Front sway bar is 1", but because of the design of our center bushing brackets you can't really just replace them, which sucks.


The stock rear bar on the LX is 5/8". You can replace the bushings with (I used) energy suspension bushings. You'll need to modify the bracket that comes with the new bushings to make them fit, but they will work.

If I think about it next time I'm under the car I'll take some pictures of the bushings to help give an idea of what they look like and what you have to do to make the bracket fit.


Also, I just picked up an Addco rear sway bar for the 1st gen. Wow! This thing is 7/8" and solid steel. goddamn... I can't wait to feel the difference with that hunk of metal in the back. :D
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That's a pretty THICK sway bar there Buf! Are you sure that it's not going to stiffen the rear end up TOO much causing the back end to break lose? I've just heard that with autocrossing and such you cannot have too much of a stiff rear end because your rear end will be sliding around everywhere. some pictures would be cool, thanks for clearing this up for us..

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cool thanks guys, i cant imagine how stiff the rear of your probe will be with that swaybar i mean i already have the stock one out of my car for the bushing replacement and to prime it since the black paint its peeling off, and the thing its STIFF, now i imagine yours all i have to say its DAMN, i hope your probe does not oversteers a lot, thanks again for the info
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Re: yup...

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Front sway bar is 1", but because of the design of our center bushing brackets you can't really just replace them, which sucks.


why its that??? the front sway bar bushings in my car have the same type of braket and bushings that the rear one does just bigger.
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You can't replace them with the same type as you can in the back because there's not enough clearance between the steering rack and the firewall to fit the larger bushings. Addco sells their front sway-bar with replacement bushings, but I'll assume they're sized to fit the application. The "generic" ones that we've reccommeded using in the back are a lot larger than the stock.







btw: with proper spring selection and corner-weighting with my coil-overs, that big-ass rear sway bar can be made to perform however I want it. It's kinda cool that way. Oversteer =
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wow i want coilovers now
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Bufalo, which car do you have your coil-overs installed on? And what kind are they?
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