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Old 09-02-2013, 11:03 AM
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My front sway bar bushings are shot. So I was wondering, from what ive seen it should have a 33 mm front sway bar being a 96 z85. Does this seem right? If so could anybody give some advice on replacement, quality parts as well as how difficult the labor would be would be appretiated
 
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:42 PM
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You can use this to measure your sway bar to make sure you have the correct size. As for difficulty it's easy no special tools required at all just some simple sockets. You may have to break/cut the old bolts off of the links as its common for them to rust and become garbage. For a good brand I used energy suspension bushings on mine and so have many others and I don't have any complaints about them.
 
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Thank you as always rex for your helpful quick response
 
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:09 PM
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No problem that's what we are here for!
 
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:11 PM
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take the sway bar off, off roads way better and drives way better on the road its worthless if you are a serious off roader
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:26 PM
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^Don't do this. Bad idea.
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:15 PM
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The guy behind the wheel of an 87 blazer is a diplomed suspension engineer that General Motors failed to hire, and probably for good reason
 
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Originally Posted by 87blazer4x4 View Post
take the sway bar off, off roads way better and drives way better on the road its worthless if you are a serious off roader
Yeah, bad idea.....
For off-roading it's OK, there's even quick disconnect kits you can buy or make yourself. But as for on-road, the sway bar is there for a reason and should be attached.
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:39 PM
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Lewhite drives a 2wd s10 with big rims what would he know about off roading haha. you can test drive my truck you wouldnt know if it was on there or not i have 10 years wrenching on 4wds. Btw you cannot Quick disconnect on a first gen because the bar goes directly under the a arm theres no end link.
 
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Originally Posted by 87blazer4x4 View Post
<snip> Btw you cannot Quick disconnect on a first gen because the bar goes directly under the a arm theres no end link.
Thats fine and dandy, but the OP drives a 2nd Gen.
 

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