New sway bar bushings

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    If the bushings are bad you won't need to cut them off. They will already have separated from the bar. IMHO, that isn't likely to happen.
     
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    So I know this thread is old but instead of starting a new one I figured I would ask here.
    To all the people that have used these bushings how are they holding up after a year or so?
     
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    It will be two years in August for me, and within the past couple months, Im starting to get some clunking again on the passenger side. Im going to start by re-tightening the passenger side bolts again, as I never could get a REAL good HARD turn on the passenger side bolt closest to the rear of the car.
     
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    17 bucks aint bad but does it matter what color because i see a color option
     
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    Color does not matter. Just depends on your preference. Bushings are made in red and black.
     
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    i think im gonna get the red i like red better then black lol
     
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    I picked red because they will be easier to inspect for visual wear/tear.

    The stock bushings are black.
     
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    How did your sway bushing swap go ??
     
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    It went well!

    I posted a little how-to with some photos, but I think it is buried away in the forum now.
     
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    so i put my new bushing on yesterday, it is a pain in the neck job, i followed Leaser77 way except on the passanger side, i removed the altnator. keeping that bracket out of the way makes it a pain, but with help from another person its managable
     
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    Bump for answer to question above.
     
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    is there any way to tell if the creaking noise comes from the bushing? i took my car to the shop because it's creaking in the front passenger side. they said they don't know what's wrong. no play anywhere. he said maybe ball joint but doesn't have play so he's not sure.

    change the bushing anyway?

    04 ls 111k v8
     
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    Hey, im in the process of replacing my bushings .. did the drivers side today (which was not easy)... then went on to the passenger side and ran into the big ass metal plate. That pic you posted doesn't really look familiar, but i am going to take a better look tomorrow.. are those two 10mm bolts easily accessible?
     
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    What is the best way to remove the front bolt from the DCCV on the passenger side. I have the DCCV bracket loose, just not sure how to remove the bolt for the bushing. Any special tool help the process?
     
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    No help, but that bolt is why I took the car in to have it done! Worked on for a couple hours and gave up.
     
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    Looks like I will be tackling this in the near future, just had a couple of quick questions about the passenger side, both regarding the dccv. I have an 00 V8.

    1. Since we are just unbolting the bracket and no the dccv itself, is there a need to drain the coolant?

    2. I've never worked in that area before. I know it's in back of the radiator, but where is it easiest to access the mounting bracket? From underneath? Looking from the top I couldn't really see where it was. Though, i didn't remove anything.
     
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    1) Nope, as long as you can get enough movement with it connected.

    2) Sometimes the top, sometimes the bottom. So, uh, "both". Get lots of tools and just be prepared for anything. Just start removing stuff until you have a good shot at it. You may end up needing to remove coolant hoses.
     
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    To follow up my question, I ended up taking it some place to have it replaced. They charged me an hours labor, which I was happy about since I tried at it for 3 hours.
     
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    it can be unbolted and "moved" over to get to the bolt... you will need to attack form both underneath and from up top with swivels and extensions... two people and two days for me (ran out of time the first day)
     
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    01 LS V8 GEN I - Re & RE swaybar bushing w/ end links

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    Pretty straight forward, worked mostly from above, had second person below fitting the socket.

    Used 3' extension, swivels from above on passenger side. 13mm closed rachet wrench from below.

    Passengers side - DCCV on it's bracket lifted out of the way.
    Drivers side - Entire airbox removed but not really needed.

    Swaybar Bushings and Endlinks in less then 3hrs ( no beer )

    ~ end results = no more knocking, stiff and tight steering.

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    Good work! Wanna come by when it's time to do mine?
     

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