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#2381823 - 10/04/17 01:07 PM Re: Swaybar strut bushings - Nylon for Less deflection? [Re: BigBlockMopar]
TC@HP2 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 4759
Loc: Pikes Peak Country
McMaster-Carr, 932 bronze bearing tube, .25" wall, 1" diameter, 3" long, $9.62. Cut them into .25" thick pucks, replace bushing, bolt down. Replaced every 12-18 months.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#bronze/=19o1phq

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#2381844 - 10/04/17 02:13 PM Re: Swaybar strut bushings - Nylon for Less deflection? [Re: TC@HP2]
myduster360 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 313
Loc: central IL
Originally Posted By TC@HP2
McMaster-Carr, 932 bronze bearing tube, .25" wall, 1" diameter, 3" long, $9.62. Cut them into .25" thick pucks, replace bushing, bolt down. Replaced every 12-18 months.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#bronze/=19o1phq


Seems like a few degrees of body roll will bend & snap the bolt in short order. I seriously doubt it'd last a few days let alone a few weeks.

There's good reason why every sway bar link on the planet can pivot about at least 1 of its attachment points. Unless you K-Car the end of the swaybar, the links have to be free to move without binding.


Edited by myduster360 (10/04/17 02:14 PM)
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#2381863 - 10/04/17 02:50 PM Re: Swaybar strut bushings - Nylon for Less deflection? [Re: BigBlockMopar]
BigBlockMopar Offline
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Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 3150
Loc: The Netherlands
I've ordered some $20,- Viper end links yesterday on RockAuto. Will probably take a week or more to get here.

I've thought about making some Nylon pucks on my lathe to replace the poly-bushings, but I don't think this will last long as too much force will be put on the long bolt and linkage during driving/cornering.

The '07 Lincoln links look to be sized better to the one's I need.
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#2382315 - 10/05/17 08:10 AM Re: Swaybar strut bushings - Nylon for Less deflection? [Re: Supercuda]
moparx Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 7995
Loc: north of coder
Originally Posted By Supercuda
Originally Posted By moparx
Originally Posted By Supercuda

Do you know how stock Mopar endlinks attach?

throwing something out there. is there enough length on the sway bar arms to cut off the factory ends, then mill the remaining ends 90 degrees with corresponding holes to accommodate a "tie rod" style end ? i realize this small amount of shortening will affect the bar rate. the control arm mount could easily be fabbed to utilize this style of mount, and compensate for shortening of the bar.
beer


Yeah, you can do that. It gets well outside the realm of cheap though. I don't have a mill so I can buy one and learn how to use it or I can find a competent machine shop and pay them to do it.

I can shorten stock Viper end links with my current tool and skill set and wallet contents.

i keep forgetting i have an advantage over most, because of my 42+yr machinist skills, and my shop setup acquired over those many years that allows me to do things in retirement most have to source out. sorry. sometimes the ideas that are easy for me are beyond the realm of back yard "do it your self" technology.
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#2382795 - 10/05/17 11:18 PM Re: Swaybar strut bushings - Nylon for Less deflection? [Re: Bob J]
dangina Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 1395
Loc: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Originally Posted By Bob J


has anyone used these adjustable links? curious if they are short enough to work?
also I've read ideally, The sway bar and should be near parallel to the road surface with the car sitting on the ground. If you have lowered suspension, the sway bar will be angled


Edited by dangina (10/05/17 11:21 PM)

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