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    Re: Poly swaybar bushings - anyone tried some "universal" ones?

    I do believe that energy suspension makes sway bar bushings of all sides. all you guys need to do is buy the bushings
    in whichever size you have. You use the D brackets that typically come with the bushings and you can order front adapter blocks and hardware straight through hotchkiss.
    the entire parts list should be on the last page, you can call and order exactly what you are looking for. I know this
    because I had to figure it out the hard way when addco sent my tiny bushings with a BIG sway bar.

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    Re: Poly swaybar bushings - anyone tried some "universal" ones?

    I ordered the 26mm bushings from energy suspension or prothane can't remember which. I will now also be ordering 2 of these. "16810288" Those I believe are the adapter blocks. This should all work well and be a real simple job.

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    Re: Poly swaybar bushings - anyone tried some "universal" ones?

    I am in the process of finding the correct polyurethane bushings also.... man I wish they just made a set for the CTS-V!!!!

    Anyways, I found so far that the Energy Suspension Greaseable Universals part number 9.5169 (27mm) or 19-1183 (27mm) Prothene is the ones you want for the front with a 1.5" block spacer to offset that odd OEM bracket, I know that the bushing is over sized from 26.6mm CTS-V bar.... But a few people said that is why the rubber ones wore out and one person already tried the 27mm bushing and said it works awesome. Is that correct? Or do You want the 26mm and have a tighter fit on the sway bar????

    The Rear I am having a problem trying to find a 21mm bushing that has the bracket width of 3.50" (OEM eye to eye measurement), the only one that I have found that may work from Prothane or Energy Suspension parts is the part 9.5107 that is 20.5mm and uses the style bracket "B" with eye to eye measurement of 2 9/16 to 3 5/8 “it would work”... But I am not sure if 0.5mm would make that big of a difference in restricting movement of the sway bar? Or if maybe the 21mm polyurethane from part 9.5125 can be taken out and just used in the OEM bracket????

    If anyone knows let me know please!!!

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    Re: Poly swaybar bushings - anyone tried some "universal" ones?

    I went with 26mm up front, but I don't imagine it matters much either way.
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