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greaseable sway bar bushings?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cornfield creations, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Cornfield creations

    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know anyone who makes greaseable sway bar bushings? I ran a search and came up with nothing on the sway bar but all other bushings. Is a greaseable even needed or would a urethane bushing be good enough from energy suspension?
     
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    Just drill a 1/4 hole in the bracket and screw in a zerk fitting
     
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    I got mine at Autozone a couple years ago for like $15 or so. Never had a problem with them. :D

    Rick
     
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    Is it even necessary to get greaseable ones? Or should I just get urethane?

    I mean it is just a sway bar
     
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    :D :D wtf is a sway bar? :D :D
     
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    thats now most of us feel...once you go beyond stock leaves (even adding an AAL to the stock pack) its generally gonna be more than stiff enough to run without one...
     
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    Well I only have a 4 inch suspension and I drive it quite a bit yet on the road.
     
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    mine is 100% daily driver. yes a mall crawler.

    havent had the swaybar for months. very little diffrence with my 4" TC
     
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    Try taking the swaybar off and drive some. It adds flex to the front without too much body roll with 4" lift and bigger...
     
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    Same here . I would never flex with them on though , I use disconnects . The bushings seem skinny to me .
     
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    I forgot to mention that, I have homemade swaybar disconnects on mine. It gets unhooked anytime I go 4wheeling. The greaseable bushing makes it much easier to move the swaybar up and down to hook it up or unhook it.

    Rick
     
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    Energy Suspension makes them. Here is a link to the page from their catalog. The "(29)" footnote indicates the greasable type. http://www.energysuspension.com/pages/c4wd1.html

    You should be able to order these from Summit Racing Equipment, or Jegs, etc.

    I've done a lot of suspension design for high-performance (on-road :rolleyes: ) racing, one thing that people don't realize is that switching to urethane bushings that are not greasable can be a big problem. Rubber bushings allow some amount of twist along the axis of the bolt, urethane do not (well, nearly none). This can cause trouble because the original design was set up including this natural twist ability, and if you take it away, it will not perform as intended. So the greasable type allow the twisting to take place again, but make sure you grease often, because urethane is not porous and will not hold lubricant. It will quickly expel grease from the inside. Greasing monthly or bi-monthly is not too often. (Now, I know it's not AS BIG a deal in our 4x4s, but for those of you unfamiliar with performance suspension design, everything is figured in together to 1/100ths of an inch and 1/10ths of a degree. Urethane bushings make huge changes to suspension performance that must be adjusted for in other components for optimal results.)
     

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