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    CTS-V Sway Bars, Who has replaced the Bushings with Polyurethane???? NEED HELP

    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: CTS-V Sway Bars, Who has replaced the Bushings with Polyurethane???? NEED HELP

    The fronts I have done I actually used the prothane 19-1182 and then ordered the block spacer as well as the brackets from hotchkis. I would not go with the 27mm as if it is too loose then it won't work as intended.

    The rear is where I am stuck as well I have yet to figure out the best way to rig up some bushings for the rear. Have you had any luck with this? I ordered the 9.5107 tonight. I will post up info when I try it. Mon or Tue I will be doing some installs and if the bushings are in by then I will have an answer for you.

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    Re: CTS-V Sway Bars, Who has replaced the Bushings with Polyurethane???? NEED HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by xbladr View Post
    The fronts I have done I actually used the prothane 19-1182 and then ordered the block spacer as well as the brackets from hotchkis. I would not go with the 27mm as if it is too loose then it won't work as intended.

    The rear is where I am stuck as well I have yet to figure out the best way to rig up some bushings for the rear. Have you had any luck with this? I ordered the 9.5107 tonight. I will post up info when I try it. Mon or Tue I will be doing some installs and if the bushings are in by then I will have an answer for you.
    Can you find an over sized polyurethane bushing and perhaps trim it down to fit the bracket? (granted the bore is a good match for the sway bar) that's what I would attempt if I were trying to make it happen with non-existing fits in the market.

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    Re: CTS-V Sway Bars, Who has replaced the Bushings with Polyurethane???? NEED HELP

    I used a 26mm bushing on the front and haven't had any issues, so I would think the 20.5mm bushing on the 21mm bar would be fine.
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