: Need Poly Bushings Sway Bars



RobertCTS
06-17-05, 11:50 AM
Hi Guys,
Just wandered over from the CTS Forum. Several of us are evaluating sway bar upgrades for our cars. We like the Eibach bars as they use poly bushings and are adjustable. But they are a bit pricey compared to the OEM CTS-V bars. Problem with the V bars are the rubber bushings.

Have any of you located a poly bushings for your OEM bars?

Has anyone replaced their sway bars and considered selling your old OEM bars?

RobertCTS
06-17-05, 02:20 PM
Wow, you guys have a busy forum here. 23 watching when I came. This thread was fastly sinking to the bottom of the menu. I have to get it back to the top.
Nobody has messed with their sway bars?:hmm:

StealthV
06-17-05, 02:29 PM
The V handles so well that sway bars aren't a very big blip on the radar. Someone recently posted about installing aftermarket bars on their V...

wildwhl
06-17-05, 03:38 PM
I would think adding poly bushings and stronger endlinks would really tighten things up...but not so sure the V needs it (especially with FG2 on board). Personally, I don't plan to mess with the bars on my V...just a slight spring modification for appearance alone.

RobertCTS
06-17-05, 03:59 PM
Here's the problem we are having. The diameter of the CTS-V sway bars are a bit unusual. We've found numerous poly bushings on the market but none that fit that size. We were hoping you guys might be a step ahead of us and possibly have located something.

ace996
06-17-05, 09:25 PM
For the money, the Eibach bars are a good deal...1mm larger bars with poly bushings. I'd add beefier pillowball endlinks for piece of mind, the stockers are super thin and look as if they could bend with some heavy Gs. Good luck.

RobertCTS
06-18-05, 08:56 AM
What do you think of this idea? Buy the poly bushing slightly smaller since we can't find the exact size. Then have your machine shop drill them out to the proper size. Shouldn't that work?:hmm:

RobertCTS
06-21-05, 08:58 AM
What do you think of this idea? Buy the poly bushing slightly smaller since we can't find the exact size. Then have your machine shop drill them out to the proper size. Shouldn't that work?:hmm:

Well I found bushing that are very close. I can drill the poly to size.

But these poly bushing are for a Corvette. The distance center to center on the retainers are 2 1/2". Do you guys know what the distance for the CTS retainers? As you can see in the pic the holes are oval so adjustment is possible.

I would think you guys would want to take advantage of this low cost mod that tightens up your cornering:hmm:
http://www.vbandp.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=43

Dreamin
06-21-05, 02:10 PM
You guys check with any of the big bushing guys? i.e. Energy? They make 'generic' sized bushings in every possible size.
http://www.energysuspension.com/

How are you going to deal with the squeaking and constant greasing requirement associated w/Poly bushings... Derlin? Zerk fittings on the bracket?

Buying smaller bushing and drilling out never works (in my experience)... if they are 0.5mm too small, they bind, constantly squeak, etc.... if 0.5mm too big you might as well have stuck with rubber...

If you're going to go for V bars, stick with V bushings... proven solution, headache-free... otherwise get the Eibach... just my $0.02

RobertCTS
06-21-05, 03:01 PM
How are you going to deal with the squeaking and constant greasing requirement associated w/Poly bushings... Derlin? Zerk fittings on the bracket?
If you're going to go for V bars, stick with V bushings... proven solution, headache-free... otherwise get the Eibach... just my $0.02

There are no zerks or grease fittings. And no squeaks or noise that I'm aware of. The Eibachs shown have no lub fittings.
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/suspension.jsp?make=Eibach&model=Anti-Roll+Kit&group=Anti-Roll+Kit

RobertCTS
02-06-06, 12:00 PM
It's been a while so I thought I'd bring this thread back up. I'm still looking for poly bushing for the CTS-V Sway Bars. Anybody seen any on the market?:hmm:

lasstss
02-06-06, 04:06 PM
It's been a while so I thought I'd bring this thread back up. I'm still looking for poly bushing for the CTS-V Sway Bars. Anybody seen any on the market?:hmm:

Try this joint, perhaps by dimension.

www.p-s-t.com/gm/gmswaybu.html (http://www.p-s-t.com/gm/gmswaybu.html)

RobertCTS
02-06-06, 04:34 PM
Try this joint, perhaps by dimension.

www.p-s-t.com/gm/gmswaybu.html (http://www.p-s-t.com/gm/gmswaybu.html)

Thanks for the tip! I couldn't find it on the website but sent them an e-mail to inquire.:thumbsup: