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BigChill Silver Member Big Chill
Norwood, MA, USA   USA
Hello,

Digging into a 30 year old front end. Want to replace the sway bar mounting bushings and links.

There are two u-bolts that pull the mounting bushings to the front of the car. How tight should these be made? I am thinking that the sway bar needs to be able to twist. Is this correct thinking?

Thanks in advance,



Big Chill

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dicta dick Taylor
Downey, Callifornia, USA   USA
In reply to # 1502451 by BigChill Hello,

Digging into a 30 year old front end. Want to replace the sway bar mounting bushings and links.

There are two u-bolts that pull the mounting bushings to the front of the car. How tight should these be made? I am thinking that the sway bar needs to be able to twist. Is this correct thinking?

Thanks in advance,

Just keep tightening the u-bolts while checking the twist of the bar. It's not necessary to squeeze the bushings into submission, but one does want to action of the bar to respond without a lot of lost motion.

Dick

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Did you use some silicone grease on the bar, real good idea if poly or rubber.
Waiting until the wheels are on the ground is also good on all suspension work. Takes the twist out of the rubber parts and puts them in neutral position at a stand still and the movement will be slight in both directions.



Wayne
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