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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement

Its time to replace the bushings on my rear sway bar and end links. Two questions:
1) What are the benefits of Rubber vs Polly in this application?
2) Does anyone know a good place to pick them up?


Heres a polly set that I found on quadratec: Energy Suspension 2-5111R - Energy Suspension Rear Sway Bar Bushing set for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

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Poly is stiffer than rubber and usually lasts longer.

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Would I get a better ride with rubber since it will have more give?
Shes got 204k on her, so I'm not extremely worried about longevity. I doubt I will have to replace them again in her life as a DD. Shes going to become a dedicated weekend/trail rig in another 20k-30k miles.
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Dude thats awesome. 200+k.. You should start a club the 200+k miles owners club. Mines a 99 and hasnt even topped 100K yet, like 500 more miles to go. My bushings are shot as well. Im just going to buy extended swaybar links to return my factory settings back to stock with my 3'' lift. Probably go with Zone Offroad 2-3"" lift. They come with everything you need. I would go with rubber if available.
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Dude thats awesome. 200+k.. You should start a club the 200+k miles owners club. Mines a 99 and hasnt even topped 100K yet, like 500 more miles to go. My bushings are shot as well. Im just going to buy extended swaybar links to return my factory settings back to stock with my 3'' lift. Probably go with Zone Offroad 2-3"" lift. They come with everything you need. I would go with rubber if available.
Haha thanks. Shes all highway miles, but the New England winters have definitely put a good toll on her...the frame is starting to rot out from under me; the tub is flawless, but the frame's going to need some major overhauling when shes done being a DD. I am pretty jealous of your 100k though, I can't even imagine seeing that on the clock right now
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thanks for the link, i just bought some as my links are knocking...


i wouldn't go with rubber after the bushings on my Rubicon express shocks fell apart in about a year.

my OME shocks came with poly so its good in my book, and they are smooth

i cant imagine the ride would be that affected, but who knows, i just can't stand the knock and i can feel it in the floor.

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Poly bushings whenever and wherever possible.

Part of my rebuild is going through all my bushings and replacing with poly.

and as for your frame? 3 frames have given their life to help mine out.

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3 frames have given their life to help mine out.
ooooo, Frankenjeep, i like the idea!

i will have to keep my eyes peeled as I can tell my frame will be the first thing that tries to end my current jeep. (last two burnt out their 4 bangers, now i gots a straight 6)

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ooooo, Frankenjeep, i like the idea!

i will have to keep my eyes peeled as I can tell my frame will be the first thing that tries to end my current jeep. (last two burnt out their 4 bangers, now i gots a straight 6)
I know a guy, who knows a guy, who know's a guy's brother in law, who could get you a frame.

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