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    Polyurethane sway bar bushings

    For anyone interested. I purchased the Energy suspension sway bar bushings (23 mm front and 22 mm rear for TT Models) and they can be used on this car.

    The brackets they come with are strait where our front ones have an angle on the top mounting point of the bracket. You will need to do a bit of bending but they will fit in there (barely).

    New bushing next to old ones:


    Installed on the car:


    You may be able to do this with just the wheel off the car however I was replacing bushings and ball joint on the lower trailing/control arm so that was off the car as well (including the sub-frame).

    The rears I have not installed yet but they are mounted on a flat surface so I so no potential problems.

    Part numbers:
    Front - 9.5159
    Rear - 9.5158

    I ordered these from oriely's auto parts but they also have other vendors. They are about $20 for each set (2 bushings per set). Might have a little different part name than that in the store but they are readily available.

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    Would be nice to know if Energy Suspension had everything we needed to do a complete poly swap in our cars.

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    I did ask them that question over the phone and the answer I got was "We have never made anything for that car" so unfortunately not. The 3sx kit works very nicely though.

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    Does the Zerk fitting clear the boot? The camera angle does not show. Great find,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Does the Zerk fitting clear the boot? The camera angle does not show. Great find,

    (my steering rack boot was torn pre doing this)




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    Sorry to hijack, but does anyone have a guide on replacing the driver front sway bar bushing? I'd like to replace mine since I believe it is causing my rattling issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiBishi View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but does anyone have a guide on replacing the driver front sway bar bushing? I'd like to replace mine since I believe it is causing my rattling issues.
    It's pretty easy IIRC. You should be able to reach in the hole where the tie rod is and unbolt it. If you don't have enough room that way, just unbolt the subframe crossmember (bunch of 14mm bolts IIRC) and go for it.
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    I didn’t see this thread before. Very nice man! How does the car feel now? More rigid? Any trouble with the rear ones? I might have to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green-lantern View Post
    I didn’t see this thread before. Very nice man! How does the car feel now? More rigid? Any trouble with the rear ones? I might have to do this.
    Considering I just re did all the suspension bushings along with new struts and springs, yes it feel very smooth and tight. The steering response is lacking imo but I have a rebuilt rack to put in and I am going to look into getting a poly bushing made somewhere probably based off of the stock one. Or if I can't get that done I might just try to have someone make a metal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STiedVR4Guy View Post
    Considering I just re did all the suspension bushings along with new struts and springs, yes it feel very smooth and tight. The steering response is lacking imo but I have a rebuilt rack to put in and I am going to look into getting a poly bushing made somewhere probably based off of the stock one. Or if I can't get that done I might just try to have someone make a metal one.
    Let me know about the bushing. If you can get one made you might be able to get a better price getting two or more made. I might be interested in it.

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