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Old 06-01-2006, 09:18 AM   #11
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FYI, I tried like hell to find the frame bushings for ANY Bonneville a couple years ago. I found one that I thought was close for the 92-99 with FE2, but it didn't work.

If your bushings are worn, consider simply cutting a spacer. Or inserting two halves of a short piece of PVC pipe to 'stiffen' up the rubber bushing.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:23 AM   #12
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Side note, I see you live in Drayton Valley...im in Red Deer..slowly more Albertains..


I can say after 13 years my stab bars front and rear, the bushings, are still crack free, however, they are getting changed as well.
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Last month while I was replacing my steering rack, I took some measurements of the front and rear sway-bar frame bushings on my 00 SSEi. This included bolt spacing and bracket height and width.
The front 30mm bar seems to match up to Energy Suspensions P/N: 9.5171. The measurements for the 28mm rear bar seem to match P/N: 9.5163. Energy Suspension lists this rear P/N as a replacement for the 63-78 Corvette. The fronts will need to have a piece of flat iron cut to fit between the frame and the bushing as the stock rubber has a bulge that fits into a crevice in the frame, where the replacements do not. These new bushings have zerk fittings for grease so they should be nice and quiet. I have looked at all of the stores around here and no-one has them in stock. Energy Suspension has them listed for sale in their e-bay store. I will be ordering these soon, but was wondering if anyone else has tried these part numbers yet. For the end-links, I just bought poly-urethane bushings and used grade 8 bolts and washers as they are a standard size of 5 1/2" for the fronts and 5" for the rears.
And lastly, thank you for all of your postings. I have been reading / using this site for 6 months and have found more answers here than an encyclopedia.
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Welcome Pontiholic

I agree at last there is some movement to beef up the suspension on the 2K+ Bonnevilles.

BTY You should post over in the introductions section and let everyone know who you are.
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Please disreguard the Part number I listed for the rear frame bushing. The rear bar is Not 28mm. It is 20mm. Wishful thinking on my part. I will try to match up my measurements for the rear bar with the Energy Suspension website and post what I find. Sorry!
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Please disreguard the Part number I listed for the rear frame bushing. The rear bar is Not 28mm. It is 20mm. Wishful thinking on my part. I will try to match up my measurements for the rear bar with the Energy Suspension website and post what I find. Sorry!
Welcome Pontiholic and thanks for posting. You're helping me do some of the legwork to figure out the best bushings to get.

As the the rear 20mm bar, it seems the only universal one is the non-greasable set 9.5124.

Have you seen the 30mm bushings that are for the Pontiac F-bodies? They have the divet that goes into the frame (GM bushings begin with 3.####:
http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...?prod=3%2E5159
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Good find Tommy.

Now if only I could find a greasable polyurethane ignition module.
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I dont have a rear bar is it easy to add one
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I dont have a rear bar is it easy to add one
No rear Bar?

I thought they all had one?

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im not too sure but i dont have one man i goint to try to get one though.
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