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    Front sway bar bushings.

    Okay, so I got my passenger side bushing changed today, but I see no way to possibly get to the front bolt on the driver side. Does anyone have any tips or advice?

    "Easy" one installed....


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    Re: Front sway bar bushings.

    Back down the bolts on the front sub-frame assembly on that side. Don't take them out completely, just enoug to drop it down on that side to get you clearance.

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    Re: Front sway bar bushings.

    I'll give that a try. I had to order the rears, so when they come in I'll give this one another go. I considered lowering the subframe but everything is so tight in the engine bay, I wasn't sure if it was a good idea. I think if I gain another inch or so, it should be good enough.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Front sway bar bushings.

    I know the feeling. As long as you don't pull the bolts out completely and you have something to support that side of the subframe you should be ok. There won't be subframe re-alignment issues when you go to re-torque them up since you didn't pull them out completely.

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    Re: Front sway bar bushings.

    +1 and it is a PITA!! I remember when I put in my Poly Bushings!!

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    Re: Front sway bar bushings.

    Hopefully it will be worth it in the end. After both sway bars I'm going to look into replacing the rear trailing arm bushings. I'm hoping they're similar size to the cts-v. Ours cross reference with srx, but that's not exactly a good lead for aftermarket.

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