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hey all, I have a '93 E150 and I would like to add a sway bar to the front. Money is a little tight, so I picked up a used sway bar from a junk yard. anyway, the bushings in the control arms were out of round, so i didn't take them, just the bar and the brackets.
So I am planning on buying a new bushing set, and was wondering if I need anything special for the ones in the control arm? I do not have a sway bar now, will I need anything beyond just the bushing? is there a metal ring that I need too?
This is what I am thinking about ordering, any help is appreciated. It is a 1" bar that was taken from an '95 or so E250. The type that "stabs" in to the control arms.
Brew those bushings would do the trick just fine. I installed the ProThane versions on a '97 E250 and they made a world of difference. Of course since all sway bar bushings were shot anyway so no where to go but up.
If I can give you any install tips I'm glad to share what I recall. It wasn't difficult technically although getting the old parts out and fitting the new I-Beam bushings was a bit of a challenge. Lemme know!
Wiz did you ever get your Addco bar fitted, installed and tested? I'd be interested knowing what your impressions are after a few miles.
Many mistake the need for a steering stabilizer due to worn steering and suspension components, they need checked first, the stabilizer just limits the roads ability to yank the wheel from your hands.
I want a sway bar for my 73, I plan to update the steering to that of the 75+, the arrangement is ahead of the axle, not behind.
My wheelchair has yet to stop me from wrenching on my vans.
I too just bought a sway bar from the junkyard. It was a rear sway bar plus I got some leaf springs. Long story short, I went to O'Reilly's and NAPA to look for replacement bushing kits. NAPA in my area only carried MOOG and I happen t like Energy Suspension components. O'Reilly's in my area could get either, but the Energy Suspension stuff was cheaper. Woot!
So, I bought the kit for the front as well as the back (my E-150 already had a front sway bar). Each kit was $28.99 plus tax. I thought it was a very good price and the kit included the sway bar bushings plus the end link bushings with hardware. Have to wait one week to get them, but I'm sure I won't be disappointed. I'll try o post pictures when I get them.
Thanks, I tried to do the same thing, but neither autozone, nor O'reillys could tell me if the kit included all 4 bushings for the front, or just two. Plus when I emailed Energy with the same question, I didn't even get a response, so Energy was out for me.
I ended up getting just the Moog poly control arm bushings from amazon for $10. The ones to the frame really looked ok.
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