Bushing for 31.9MM Diameter Sway Bar

Discussion in '2005+ Ford Mustang v6 4.0L Tech' started by 08MustangDude, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. 08MustangDude

    08MustangDude forum member

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    My sway-bar measures 31.9mm in diameter with a digital caliper. I can't find 32mm bushings
    without buying the whole kit; brackets, bolts, and bushings. All I can find are 26, 29, and 34mm
    front sway-bar bushings.
     
  2. 08MustangDude

    08MustangDude forum member

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    It all worked out in the end anyway...

    I found someone locally selling an SR Performance front and rear kit for $100.
    ALL HARDWARE included!
    SR Performance Mustang Adjustable Front & Rear Sway Bars 47848 (05-10 GT, V6)

    I was looking for a rear, found one I would have had to drive 1.5 hours to pick up, with
    no brackets or bolts for $60. So, now, I get a new front and rear adjustable kit, for $100.

    So, $40.00 for a 23mm front bushing kit, and $30 or so for rear hardware? Well, $20.00
    more and I get it all, new, and front adjustable. That also takes me to 35mm up front,
    and 22mm solid bar in back.

    Pays to wait...
     
  3. 08MustangDude

    08MustangDude forum member

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    I did not get all the hardware.... Boned again...

    DO I need the rear Clip Studs (Part# 711368-S439), or can I use a rectangular washer
    and bolts for the rear sway bar brackets? I got a universal bracket and bushing kit for it,
    and the holes line up... Maybe just some big thick washers...

    I also need two link bolts... I imagine I can go to Lowes and size up some
    grade 5 or 8 bolts...

    https://themustangsource.com/servic...NSTALLATION/Rear_Suspension_Exploded_View.pdf
     
  4. hobojck

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    Been a while since I did mine and Ford has you by the short hairs when it comes to hardware. I sort of remember buying special nuts for the brackets and the upper link.
     
  5. 08MustangDude

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    I got the part numbers, the link bolts are the same part# as the lower shock
    mount bolts. I am more concerned with the Clip Studs. I have seen installs
    with bolt, washers, and a nut on some videos. If I had a local bone yard that
    had any GTs, I'd go pull the parts...

    The nuts aren't the issue on the bracket, it's the Clip Studs. I can use
    bolts, with large washers, or even a backing plate... I can make a plate
    easy. I just did not want all this hassle for a 45 minute job... It will
    get done, eventually... The front one, I have 35mm bushings, for the
    brackets, so that should be an easy swap to the 35mm adjustable bar.