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Old 07-23-2013, 11:21 AM
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rear sway bar

I was under the truck last night checking fluid in tcase and noticed I have some bushings blown out on the driver side sway bar link in the rear.
The mount is attached to bottom of frame with one bolt/nut attaching bushing (that is bad) and then the rod link come down and you can see sticking down in front of rear wheels. It has two bushings there that are completely gone.
each of the those bushing rest on each side of sway bar with rod going through hole and nut on the bottom. Anybody have some part numbers? I have not found anything similar online yet as far as the link style so I'm having a hard time finding out what part I look for at advance.
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1985-1997 Ford F250 Sway Bar Link - Mevotech MK8663 - Rear - PartsGeek.com rear sway bar links look similar to this.
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Buy Moog Sway Bar Link Bushing K8657 at Advance Auto Parts

would this be a universal fit for sway bar links on rear sway bar? I'm mostly concerned with the bushing that mounts on the frame rail since it has more chance of interferences than the bushings that attach to the actual sway bar. thanks again!
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I just bought the inner swaybar bushings (that mount it to the rear axle) on RockAuto for just a few bucks. I believe they had the bushings for the link, as well. pretty cheap if I recall and I believe they carried Moog and some better brands as well.

on a related note, is it better to change swaybar components with the truck on the ground or on a lift? or does it matter as long as its level? I haven't changed my bushings yet as i'm afraid that 1.125" solid swaybar will be unleashed like a giant rubberband once I remove the hold-down bolts on the axle. I realize that probably won't happen, but I don't want to get stuck not being able to get it back together properly...

i'm sure i'm worrying about nothing, but some words form experience would be nice :-)
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I got the bushings for mine (Poly) from Jeff's Bronco Graveyard. They were cheap. The bushings are easily changed on the ground, but I guess you could do it on a lift as well. The only odd thing is that IIRC, I had a hard time finding the bushings that had the right size "block" parts of the bushing set for where the bar goes through them. One axle or the other I ended up having to reuse the bushings that were in there for that part of the set because the ones that came in the set I got weren't nearly big enough.
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I got mine from energy suspension they have the end link plus the bushing for 20 bucks so 40 for the pair and you have all new end links the energy suspension part number is moog-K80016and I recamend you put some never seize on the inside of the metal sleeve. Good luck
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The only odd thing is that IIRC, I had a hard time finding the bushings that had the right size "block" parts of the bushing set for where the bar goes through them. One axle or the other I ended up having to reuse the bushings that were in there for that part of the set because the ones that came in the set I got weren't nearly big enough.
that's true - when looking online there were about 4 different options for swaybar diameter. mine was 1-1/8" OD, but it seemed to range from 3/4" OD all the way up to 1.125.
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