SWAY BAR BUSHINGS

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by wnmech, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

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    My 71 Z28/RS has worn rear sway bar bushings and I want to replace all the bushings and bar links. I remember some older posts about the diameters of the sway bars. I measured my sway bar and it appears to be 11/16 thick is this the correct size and if so who sells the best total close to original bushings?
     
  2. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

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    I did find an ebay seller that had a replacement 11/16 sway bar kit for my size sway bar for $45 dollars. I dont know if that was too much but that was his last kit and it was my size.
     
  3. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    They are kind of hard to find. Only one source that I know of is reproducing them. 45 is about what I payed for mine a year ago on eBay
     
  4. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    Do a search on eBay, in your search specify 11/16 size. That's where I got mine. Most likely you will find polyurethane bushings but for a sway bar that's not a problem. Hope this helps.
     
  5. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

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    Thanks for the reply back. I was getting a knocking noise and was having trouble finding it. When I put the car back together I got lazy and figured the old ones would be okay
     
  6. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    I just installed Energy Suspension poly bushings on my 3/4 rear bar. Made in USA and they seemed like good quality. Just be sure you get the right kit. Some bars use a goofy single bolt clamp (mine) and some use 2 bolts. This is the arm to bar I'm talking about. I ordered the wrong kit the first time.

    I paid $36 for the correct kit on Amazon.
     
  7. Burd

    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Get WS6 bush for the front links. They are white poly, We found 80 at the Flint whse.
    Best way to measure the sway bar without a caliper is putting a wrench on it.
    The riv-nuts on the front sway bar usually let go when you go to remove the bolts too, PITA
    Ames used to sell poly bush's for your shocks too.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018

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