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sway bar bushings help!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ordered OEM parts and they were wrong but dealer says they're right! Tried to order Energy Suspension but they say they don't do them for a '91 V10/1500?/ Anybody know where I can get them? I'm in England but I'll order from the States. They look like all the earlier ones to me but the dealer gave me some sort of isolastic bonded type ones?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    The dealer probably sold you stuff for a C/K series (IFS body style) truck. Maybe have them double check that.

    You should be able to drop back in years to an '85 model application and get the correct one. Worst case Energy Suspension sells kits with bushing and brackets that you can order based on bracket bolt pattern and sway bar diameter.
     
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    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    hmmm.....
    I've found having no sway bar helps with having to find
    bushings.... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, I reckon they're IFS parts but they won't listen. Energy Susp. just said they don't cover that model. I said that they list K5 to '91 so that must be the ones but he was veerrrryyy un helpful!
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Was going to run without it on my off roader but this is for my DD which does a bit of tow work too! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd have to find the part number when I get home , but energy suspension makes them for your truck , you have to use their clamp to the frame though . Ran those when truck was stock . I run thier red greasable frame bushings now , their a little thin , but I disconnect when wheeling so they'll last a long time /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you can get me the P/N that would be really helpful. If you can post it up or PM me I'd really appreciate it. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Instead of waiting for me to get home , go here Energy Suspension themselves These are complete seys with the brackets for the frame .

    So 81-91 is 1 1/4" OD p/n # 3.5118

    and 73-80 is 1 1/16" OD p/m # 3.5179 or 1 1/4" OD p/n # 3.5180 so you have to measure bar

    Enjoy , and tell those parts guys they suck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's the P/N I suggested to the guy at Energy Susp but he said it wasn't for mine! So I've ordered them anyway! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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