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Sway bar bushings.

I’m looking to to replace or upgrade my sway bar bushings and end links to a greasable style and I was wondermon if anybody sells a complete kit? Any info would be much appreciated. My ex is an 03 6.0L
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:03 PM
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I’m looking to to replace or upgrade my sway bar bushings and end links to a greasable style and I was wondermon if anybody sells a complete kit? Any info would be much appreciated. My ex is an 03 6.0L
I've never seen greaseable anti-roll bar main or end link bushings.
The OEM bushings are usually rubber.
Polyurethane bushings are the usual upgrade which helps improve the effectiveness of the bar because there is less distortion and last a lot longer than rubber bushings.
 
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Ok good too know! So is there anybody that makes a couple kit for the ex that’s poly?
 
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I want to do both front and rear just struggling finding a kit
 
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I put in Replacement sway bar end link bushings from Energy Suspension in the stock end links for my upgraded Hellwig sway bars front and rear. After about four years, I was getting the "clunk" sound while turning, a sure sign of end link busing wear. Sure enough they were pretty worn out. I replaced the whole link with greasable units from Moog. Available on Amazon. Search for Moog K80273 Stabilizer Bar Link Kit (right link), Moog K80274 Stabilizer Bar Link Kit (left link).

Moog site; https://www.moogparts.com/find-my-pa...Ford~Excursion

They've only been in two weeks but the clunk is gone. Problem fixed.
 
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I’m looking to to replace or upgrade my sway bar bushings and end links to a greaseable style and I was wondering if anybody sells a complete kit? Any info would be much appreciated. My ex is an 03 6.0L
Is your Ex a 4wd?
Apparently Moog makes front stabilizer link kits that are greaseable for the front of the 4wd.
Good find kawika904.
I don't see in the Moog catalog any other greaseable link parts for the Ex.

 
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:22 PM
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Ya my ex is 4wd. I just noticed you are 2wd. I just searched the Moog site for your application and they only show part number K80043. But that one is non greasable. Strange. Even Hellwig, energy suspension, Dorman, Sach all show non greasable for the 2wd. I learned something new.

Edit; Have you seen this link? It's a bit dated but tons of sway bar end link info, It's making my head spin. Note post 18. Good luck.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...th-pics-2.html
 
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Originally Posted by kawika904 View Post
I replaced the whole link with greasable units from Moog. Available on Amazon. Search for Moog K80273 Stabilizer Bar Link Kit (right link), Moog K80274 Stabilizer Bar Link Kit (left link).
The “stabilizer bar” threw me off...I assume you used these endlinks to mount the Hellwig front “sway bar”, yes?
 
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Correct. We all know it as a sway bar. Hellwig calls it a sway bar. Moog apparently referred to it as a stabilizer bar. Same thing. I replaced the end links for the sway/ stabilizer bar. They are the things that connect between the bar and the frame.
 
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Correct. We all know it as a sway bar. Hellwig calls it a sway bar. Moog apparently referred to it as a stabilizer bar. Same thing. ... .
Yes, I catch myself calling it a "sway bar" at times, too, but "sway" is not the motion the bar is working against.
The bars are actually anti-roll bars.

 
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