Some misc pics while beating up my knuckles (also installed a crossover pipe heat shield, new plugs/wires, a cheap do-it-yourself ceramic coat on the ADTR intake, and repainted my strut bar):
This is the 'Zilla prepped for surgery (after doing a few other jobs):
Old stabilizer frame bushing (driver'* side) and old endlink assembly. You can see the CAI in the background (pay no attention to the bottle:
New Energy Suspension polyurethane endlink installed on the driver'* side:
Location of the (removed) stab-frame bushing on the driver'* side:
This is the new Energy Suspension Stab-frame bushing. It WILL NOT work on our cars, as the subframe crossmember has a step in it. Not a flat mounting location. I cleaned and greased the old bushings/clamps and re-installed them. The rubber was in good condition:
You can see the passenger side bushing/clamp at the bottom center of this pic. Loosen the bolts on the clamp at least 1/4" each to aid in installing the endlinks. This will allow you to simply push up on the stabilizer bar to gain enough clearance on the endlinks:
Similar shot as the one above. Sorry. Too many beers while doing this:
Better view of the passenger side bushing. Two 15mm bolts to loosen it:
Passenger side endlink before replacing. Use a 13 mm wrench and socket to remove. Energy Suspension replacement endlinks are 9/16".
All in all, it would have been a much simpler job had I NOT removed the frame bushings and clamps, but I'm glad I was able to clean them up and re-grease them at least.
No more suspension noises on rough roads, and the suspension response is firmer all around, not just in cornering. Much quieter, firmer ride. Well worth the time spent. This is only a 2 hour job taking your time.