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Anti-roll bar bush change

Hi,

I've read a number of articles about changing these and am still not sure if it is necessary to reduce the load before removing the bushes.

I think my options are:

1) Try and replace with the car on the ground, although I think there may not be enough space to get to the bushes
2) Put the car on ramps to give me good access
3) Jack up one side, place on an axle stand, do one bush, then lower and jack up the other side to do the other bush
4) Jack up and both sides and support both side on axle stands

So my question is, which is the easiest method and do I need to reduce the load on the ARB?

2 more questions please:

1) It looks like MOOG bushes are better that the originals, are these best ordered from the 300C Custom Shop?
2) The heat shields are missing. How important are these?

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I'll assume these are for the front. I did mine with both sides up on jack stands. I would find or make new heat shields to keep the new ones intact for as long as possible.

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Thanks, yes, I'm doing the front bushes.

Did you use the blue MOOG bushes or just the standard one?

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Raise the car (I'm sure I don't need to say - with all the usual precautions), undo the drop links and then you can get to the bar. As above be careful with the heatshields.

As for the bushes to use I have just bought the latest MOOG ones which have an internal lining that's supposed to stop squeaks: MOOG which I bought from Rockauto (make sure you get the right size for your Sway Bar as they come in 3 sizes.

I'm going to install them when the weather is better
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Thanks, yes, I'm doing the front bushes.

Did you use the blue MOOG bushes or just the standard one?
I installed a thicker sway bar and used the ones that were provided with the bar.

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I've done them on other cars on the ground, and with the wheels off of the ground.
Just doing the bushings on the frame for the swaybar, are not hard to do, one at a time.
It is infinitely easier to do the job with both wheels off of the ground, because there is no tension on the sway bar, so it requires almost zero effort to replace them.

If you remove the endlinks to replace the the swaybar with a heavier duty one.
On ramps, it sometimes requires using a floor jack to force the swaybar upwards to get it to where you can attach the endlink to one side.

Please come back and tell us what the solution to your problem was, so that others coming here can learn from it.

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