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#4092774 - 01/22/21 12:38 PM Rear Sway Bar Bushings Part Number
PickledVic Offline
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I'm planning on adding a 1 inch rear swap bar. While the sway bar comes with poly bushings, I'd like to go the Thermoplastic route.

Was wondering if I could use the following universal bushing (I'll be using the appropriate hardware):


https://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/moog-k90400


Edited by PickledVic (01/22/21 12:39 PM)
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#4092808 - 01/22/21 05:34 PM Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushings Part Number [Re: PickledVic]
CrystalPistol Offline
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I think they'll work fine but I am curious as to why the blue over the ones that come with the bar. I put in the included poly bushings when I did it in early 2000s, they've been all over the US, no wear, or rather they are still tight. No squeaks. Mine is a 1" Addco 650 in back, and the 1-1/4 Addco 509 in front, all poly bushed except for the top of the end links on the rear.

My biggest worry is the frame mount where the rear bar's end links attach, so I check them when I have the car where I can inspect them. I intend to reinforce the mounting points but so far the oversized (in diameter) bushings seem to work. The upper ends of the links are bushed with some rubber shock bushings that were unused from a set of police car shocks. They are about 2" OD. That area of the cross member has been known to crack around the holes and I figure the larger OD of the shock bushings better spreads the load than the much smaller poly bushings usually used.
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#4092908 - 01/23/21 10:42 AM Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushings Part Number [Re: CrystalPistol]
PickledVic Offline
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Originally Posted By CrystalPistol
I think they'll work fine but I am curious as to why the blue over the ones that come with the bar. I put in the included poly bushings when I did it in early 2000s, they've been all over the US, no wear, or rather they are still tight. No squeaks. Mine is a 1" Addco 650 in back, and the 1-1/4 Addco 509 in front, all poly bushed except for the top of the end links on the rear.

My biggest worry is the frame mount where the rear bar's end links attach, so I check them when I have the car where I can inspect them. I intend to reinforce the mounting points but so far the oversized (in diameter) bushings seem to work. The upper ends of the links are bushed with some rubber shock bushings that were unused from a set of police car shocks. They are about 2" OD. That area of the cross member has been known to crack around the holes and I figure the larger OD of the shock bushings better spreads the load than the much smaller poly bushings usually used.



Would prefer Thermoplastic (blue) as it's supposed to be improved design over OEM. Not trying to use poly bushings as they require regular greasing / tend to squeak.


Edited by PickledVic (01/23/21 10:43 AM)
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2000 Crown Victoria Silver Gray

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Current mods:
ROH rims (came with the car)
Tints
Spectre air filter
Throttle body spacer
KYB Gas Adjust Shocks

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#4092952 - 01/23/21 12:48 PM Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushings Part Number [Re: PickledVic]
CrystalPistol Offline
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Loc: Shenandoah Valley
Originally Posted By PickledVic

Would prefer Thermoplastic (blue) as it's supposed to be improved design over OEM. Not trying to use poly bushings as they require regular greasing / tend to squeak.
OEM is rubber, they will squeak.

Not arguing but just to say I put mine in place in 2002, I have never needed to grease them since installing, I greased them then by hand then at install as an aid to install/adjust.

I put a Hellwig 1-1/8" rear bar on my '07 F-150, poly bushings, and poly bushed end links too with a dab of grease rubbed on so I could slide into position easier.

Never have I heard a squeak. The Mercury has been through SW deserts, heard grit in the windows but never a sway bar squeak.

I know that some sway bars come with grease fittings in the straps, but I've never seen need of them.

My '77 F-150 has 14 pieces of red polyurethane bushings installed in the '80s, never a squeak there either.

Yeah, I tend to keep them awhile.
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#4092974 - 01/23/21 01:51 PM Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushings Part Number [Re: CrystalPistol]
PickledVic Offline
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Registered: 10/04/20
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Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By CrystalPistol
Originally Posted By PickledVic

Would prefer Thermoplastic (blue) as it's supposed to be improved design over OEM. Not trying to use poly bushings as they require regular greasing / tend to squeak.
OEM is rubber, they will squeak.



Definitely NOT going with OEM 🤣.. I'm going to try the Thermoplastic out, if they don't work out, I'll have the poly bushings on hands as they come with the sway bar.

Thanks for the input!
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Spectre air filter
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