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When replacing the four rubber bushings in the front sway bar, do I need to be wary of preload or any tension that might be suddenly released when I back off the nuts?

Posted on: 5/29 13:44
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No. The bar is passive unless cornering.

Posted on: 5/29 17:03
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thanks so much.Bear

Posted on: 5/29 19:46
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I just put new bushings on my '53. I placed the bushings in a pot of water and brought them to a boil. Then put some dish soap on the bar, and was able to easily slide them on. When cold and dry, I couldn't get them on the bar.

Posted on: 5/30 3:30
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
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Actually the primary purpose of those bars is to reduce rebound when a wheel goes over a pothole. The bar slows the downward motion and mitigates the shock to the vehicle. Hence the term stabilizer bar. I think the term "sway bar" was developed by a marketing department somewhere.

Posted on: 5/30 11:37
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I put new ends on my 22nd . I marched up a set of poly bushing end kit from energy suspension . Much better and cheaper than reproduction parts .

Posted on: 6/1 11:16
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Fish'n Jim
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Not unless it's bent.
It does transfer some force to the other side by torque, hence the anti-sway terminology.
The early cars without tended to side roll badly.

Posted on: 6/2 9:58
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