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Old 02-06-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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So went to replace Colin'* sway bar end link. The bolt he bought was too short. He has the new energy suspension bushing but I think his bolts are two short. or is it okay if both sides are the same length.
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all I have to say is if it is original equipment fasteners must be put back in same location? What is vehicle year and make
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Yeah, I did a search end came up with an old post saying ⅜ diameter, 3 inches long. Seems like that was about half the size I needed.

EDIT: As I was browsing that thread in Lowe'*, I didn't notice that it was for the rear bolt. Whoops. Guess I'm a step ahead on converting the rear suspension, but a step behind on the front.

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I would think both sides should be the same size.
Are you replacing entire stabilizer shaft, link bolts, insulator bushings.
In any event 4 bushing bolts 2 rt 2 lt should be the same size, if you are replacing them you should replace application specific parts. I can't see rt and lt link bolts being different.
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I'm replacing the end bar bushings, as described in Dan'* how-to: bushings and washers in the Energy Suspension 9.8105R kit; nuts and bolts sold separately.
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Nice instructions. So r you all good now?
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Not yet. I still don't have the bolt length for the fronts. Seems to be about five or six inches, guessing randomly.
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I do't know? Did they not come as an application specific kit? The only thing I can suggest is calling your local GM parts department and ask for bolt spec. I'm sure they will be able to tell you.
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the bolt isn't really important, it'* important to have that spacer I was showing you. Even if it'* not that plastic pos it'* just the height that matter. Can see an metal one in Dan'* post. then all you need is a bolt long enough to fit in it all.
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