Most of you know the Zilla handles pretty well. But I know the front swaybar center bushings were shot. Handling improved ages ago when I did the poly endlinks, but the last piece of the puzzle was to find poly front bar centerlinks for the FE2. Keep in mind I already have good aftermarket performance struts, FE2 springs that overlap the F41 spec, Poly endlinks on all 4 corners, and a pair of full-coil spring rubbers on each rear spring.
Guess what? jr's3800 happened upon them by pure dumb luck, and ordered 2 sets.
ZillaMotorsportsEast sent ZillaMotorsportsWest a package about 2 months ago. I did the install tonight.
For FE2 92-99'*:
Advanced Auto parts
I found that the new ones don't compress very easily.
In fact, I had to shave the little locating ridge a bit to get the bolts to even thread in. They're not going anywhere. I think McQuay just copied the OEM mold with no regard to stiffness or lack of compression. It took a big C-clamp to get the bracket squished down enough to start the bolts even AFTER shaving the ridge off the bottom (the ridge locates in a dimple in the subframe, so leave about 1/4 of it)
I finally found rust! For the first time!
See how much the OEM'* compressed over time? They were the same size as the new Poly centerlink bushings when new:
I had a little helper:
No more than this:
Install this direction after you forget:
The trick? On ramps, remove both old centerlinks, leave endlinks attached, and jack up the center of the front bar so you can get the old bushings out, and the new ones in. Lightly grease the inside of the new bushings and the underside of the brackets with whatever you have laying around that'* greasy. Release the jack after the bushings are in, and then put the clamps and bolts back in. Start the forward bolt first, then use a C-clamp to pull the rear end down to start the rear bolt. These things don't like to compress.
Front end lift? Much less. That should help with the launches.
MUCH better response entering a turn. Surprised me the first time.
Well worth the trouble, time, and effort.