New Front / Rear Sway Bars and Links?? Hector?? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 334
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CDecker is on a distinguished road
Default New Front / Rear Sway Bars and Links?? Hector??

Ok Guys and Gals... Help me out here..

I found out today that my sway bar links are shot and need to be replaced. Not to big of a deal at all. I went back through the forums however to see if anyone has done this before, and found one topic that was 3 pages long!! I'm just curious if anyone else has had to replace thiers, what they decided to go with (Delco, Addco, ADTR, Etc.) and what size. If I'm going to do it I would probably replace the bars, links, bushings (with poly), etc..

I believe it was Hector who was saying he found that AC-Delco made a replacemetn rear bar for our cars, and you could get it for $190 ?? I also think you said it was 7/8" ?? Does anyone know what stock is? Is 7/8" beefier? This might be a dumb question, but I'm assuming our cars do actually have 2 sway bars, front and rear.. am I right? So if so, would theire be sway bar links in the front and the back? Does anyone (Hector) know if Delco makes a Front bar too?

Lastly, could Hector and anyone else who has the info post the AC-Delco Part Number for the Front and Rear Sway Bars (if avail), and heavy duty link kits??

Thanks!!
CDecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 10:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 971
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
99BonnevilleSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Our car'* do not use swaybar endlinks. It'* basically 3 bushings for each end of the swaybar (whatever). This is what I said long ago about the bushings.

Quote:
Got the part #'*. I have Energy Suspension Polyurethane Bushings. I bought a package of 8 bushings and the part # is ENS-9-8105. You will need 2 packs and you will use 14 bushings to do the front and the rear swaybars. There are no endlinks on our cars. And make sure to buy Energy Suspensions Polyurethane Bushing Lube. This is important, do not use regular grease or its at your own risk. Have fun.
For your 1995 Bonneville ADDCO makes a rear sway bar replacement that is 7/8" thick (it is beefier than stock). You do not need to replace the front sway because it is thick enough already because our cars are FWD so GM makes them bigger in the front. Off the top of my head (not 100% sure and dont quote me on this) I think it will be around $190 shipped?... That includes the swaybar and all the urethane bushings you need to do the rear. I can also get you the bushings so you can do the front swaybar as well. No one else makes swaybars for our cars.

If there was more interest in swaybars, I will make them. I am going to make them for myself since I will suspension work on my car for me and if anyone else wants it then I can offer it.

Here is a pic (not necessairly the swabar for our cars)

99BonnevilleSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 971
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
99BonnevilleSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jr's3800
Hector, would I be able to add a rear sway bar to the rear of my 91 bonnie? I know my 95 bonnie has one but the 91 does not... Did any of the SSE bonnies or bonnevilles with the FE2 susspension have the sway bars?
Yes the same sway bar fits the rear of a 91.
99BonnevilleSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 02:40 AM   #4
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I know the Standard suspension has a smaller rear and front than the 'sport' suspension. I have different part numbers for them. Funny, the standard suspension had a solid or a tubular bar option, but no discerning years listed.

Term, if you have any trouble finding bushings, brackets, etc. just let me know. I'll get you all the stock OEM numbers.

Good luck!

BTW, I remember that thread. Seems like years ago. A couple guys were talking about using the sway bars from an SSE or SSEi on an SE. It'll work. Bolts right up!
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 334
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CDecker is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, now I am completely confused... My car is making a clicking noise when going over bumps, etc.. I was told that it is my sway bar links. I figured if I was going to replace them, I would probably replace all of them (front and rear if possible), and also the bars if I can get beefier ones. I've gone to both Http://www.acdelco.com and Http://www.partsamerica.com , looked up my car, and they list link kits (look basically like big long bolts with poly bushings. AC-Delco offers both OE replacements and a heavy duty set on their website. They look like this:

vs

Delco Lists the one on the left as: 45G0015 LINK KIT,FRT STAB SHF -
They list the ones on the right as: 45G0068 LINK KIT,FRT STAB SHF - OPTIONAL PERFORMANCE

And they they list these for the rear: 45G0019 LINK KIT,RR STAB SHF -
Which look like this:



Am I looking at the completely wrong parts here or am I missing something?? Are these links that go on the end of the sway bars, or am I looking at the complete wrong parts here?? Will / Hector, if you could get me the AC-Delco part numbers for the beefier rear sway bar kit that includes the bar and bushings, it would be GREATLY appreciated. I can get AC-Delco parts for cheap / free, but I need the numbers. Theri website came up with nothing on sway bars themselves.

Thanks!
CDecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 01:30 PM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Term,

I'm assuming you already have the sport suspension. I can get you all the stock OEM replacement part numbers. You might be able to cross them over from there. You want it?
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 01:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 334
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CDecker is on a distinguished road
Default

that would be great Will, thanks!
CDecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 02:44 PM   #8
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Chris, check your email. really BIG present for you.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front sway bar links broke????? 03SSEISUPERCHARGED 2000-2005 5 05-20-2015 11:21 AM
Where can I get new Sway bars? ChilinMichael General GM Chat 13 12-09-2007 01:02 PM
replaced front sway bar links (pics) bonnienoclyde Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 10 07-18-2007 12:43 PM
Polyurethane Bushings for '00 front and rear sway bars Xac Xado 2000-2005 11 04-19-2006 08:55 AM
Sway Bars and Strut Bars, Interested? 99BonnevilleSE General GM Chat 4 10-21-2002 04:07 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.