BILLBOOST37, I thoroughly researched the part...yes MOOG has a replacement bushing THEY say fits a 2003 LeSabre HOWEVER it is not the correct bushing...it is blue and is shaped so different that it will not fit in the bushing bracket...I bought them, and returned them. IF MOOG does have this version PLEASE send me a part number so I can eyeball it. I would much rather put the MOOG on since they are poly vs. rubber and they'll color match my sway bar links from MOOG...lol...other wise it appears to be OEM or VIN specific.
Also, I can understand the idea of putting a flat peice of steel under the generic bushings HOWEVER, being a RETIRED degreed electro-mechanical engineer I have a very deep rooted philosophy...If it ain't broke, don't re-engineer it. IOW, there is a reason in a mechanical engineer'* mind of exactly why there is a recessed area for the bushing to fit in, why the bushing has a large footprint, why it is shaped and secured the way it is....sooooo, I only put the parts in it was designed for. I don't know the exact dynamics involved in the design therefore I can not make an informed decision as to what modifications I can safely make without changing the fundamental dynamics of the car. It is like....this vehicle comes with two sway bars...28mm and 30mm...one for "comfort ride" and one for "handling ride"
Does that mean that if I drive this car in a "handling" kind of fashion my sway bar will bend or break? Does another 2mm in diameter increase the force resistance that much? Why didn't they just put a 30mm bar on all of them? See? Too many variables and unanswered questions so I look at this as a Repair and Refurbish and not as an engineering exercise.