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Unread 02-02-2016, 11:27 AM   #1
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Updated Sway Bar Bushing Design

I'm looking to replace my '05 Wk front sway bar bushings and have realized that since 2005, there has been an update on the bushings and brackets. I believe that:

2005-2006 Wk's had the 30mm bushings with the 'flat' brackets.
2007-2010 Wk's had the updated 33mm bushings with the new center bead and updated brackets.

SRT8 and Xk's had their own 1.34" bushings or something....

My question is, if I buy the updated front sway bar bushings (33mm) and the new brackets, will this work? Even if I have the 30mm currently?

This site's wording makes me re-think http://www.justforjeeps.com/frswbarbu.html

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Unread 02-02-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
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I run an SRT front swaybar on my WK- im running moog replacement bushings that came with their own brackets. just some food for thought since you need new bushings and brackets.


the 33mm bushings will not work on your 30mm- it will make your swaybar knock around and clunk. its pretty annoying
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Unread 02-02-2016, 12:47 PM   #3
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I was trying to avoid buying an entirely new front sway bar. Are their any advantages to the SRT8 sway bar other than being 3mm thicker?
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Unread 02-02-2016, 01:22 PM   #4
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I was trying to avoid buying an entirely new front sway bar. Are their any advantages to the SRT8 sway bar other than being 3mm thicker?
why would you have to buy a whole new swaybar? if you get the moogs- trust me youll be happy. I replaced the bushings on my front swaybar and my rear addco with moog bushings and couldn't be happier.

I feel difference between the 30mm OEM WK bar and the SRT 33mm bar is minimal.
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Unread 02-02-2016, 01:52 PM   #5
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Not sure where you got your info, but basically two sizes of sway bars on the WK. 1.29" and the 1.34" on the SRT. In 2006 they changed the bracket, which can you buy at a dealer and has the rib.

Part numbers for Moog
1.29" Sway Bar: MOOG K200159 (OEM#52089465AD, 52089465AE, 52089465AF)

1.34" Sway Bar: MOOG K200160 (OEM#52090155AG, 52090155AH)
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Unread 02-02-2016, 01:59 PM   #6
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Not sure where you got your info, but basically two sizes of sway bars on the WK. 1.29" and the 1.34" on the SRT. In 2006 they changed the bracket, which can you buy at a dealer and has the rib.

Part numbers for Moog
1.29" Sway Bar: MOOG K200159 (OEM#52089465AD, 52089465AE, 52089465AF)

1.34" Sway Bar: MOOG K200160 (OEM#52090155AG, 52090155AH)
The 2005 and some 2006 Wk's had a 30mm sway bar. So if I got the 33mm Moogs with the new brackets, they'd have a slight fitment issue, no?
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Unread 02-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #7
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if you're sure you have the 30mm sway bar, then got those bushings. I have a 2005 and I updated my brackets and use the 33mm bushings, although I have a 33mm sway bar as far as I know.

I have never heard of the 30mm sway bar until your post and the link you posted. If you measured 30mm, then I would suggest you use those and stay with the old style brackets
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Unread 02-03-2016, 01:01 AM   #8
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I do a lot of upgrades to the late brackets/bushings on the WK. Never seen a 30mm bar. I don't think the factory ever really used the smaller one.

PM me if you'd like pricing
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Unread 02-03-2016, 05:31 AM   #9
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My 2005 hemi came with a 33mm swaybar.
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