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Old 01-07-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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replacing front sway bar bushings

i have the new ones then put the car up on ramps and wow alot do go through to get them off. any short cuts or any help. how long do they go for before worn out. thanks Tony 2000 saab 9 3 base

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Old 01-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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you can't change suspension stuff with the car's weight on the weels

if you jack the car up and use the subframe to support the car on stands

changing the swaybar bushings is about the easiest suspension piece to change on the front of the car.
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you can do swaybar endlinks with the cars weight on the wheels.

A good shortcut is to just cut them off of the car.
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No need to raise the car as long as it is level. Other than the fact that these bushings are always rusty, I agree they aren't that hard to change.
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Drop the subframe completely?
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Are we talking endlinks or center bushings guys?
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Are we talking endlinks or center bushings guys?

Thread title says sway bar bushings. I vote drop the subframe.
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center bushings

Doesn't seem that easy am I missing something, looks like endless bolt removal and they are tucked under everything with minimal space. Thanks for the replies.
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Doesn't seem that easy am I missing something, looks like endless bolt removal and they are tucked under everything with minimal space. Thanks for the replies.
Center bushing can be a bitch to do, but if I do reacll, they can be done with out removing the sub frame. You need some small wrenches, time and a few beers as it can get frustrating as hell. I even removed the front bar on my viggen without removing the frame, just had to wiggle it out and toward the front. But if you are doing this just because you have better ones and the stock ones are not worn, save your time.
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