UPDATE: 00k+ Sway Bar Poly Bushings - Mixed News - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

UPDATE: 00k+ Sway Bar Poly Bushings - Mixed News


Old 06-15-2006, 11:53 PM
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
TommyGloves is on a distinguished road
Default UPDATE: 00k+ Sway Bar Poly Bushings - Mixed News

Well...as mentioned last week, I ordered Energy Suspension sway bushings 9.5171 for the front and 9.5124 for the rear in black. Why black you ask? Because they are impregnated with graphite which helps alleviate squeeking (unlike the red ones).

The good news is the fronts went on ok. I ended up using the stock brackets since the grease fitting on the ES bracket would probably interfere with the steering rod between the rack and the tie rod end. :( There is a potential clearance issue as the suspension moves. I wasn't about to find out if there was. :P So you are probably asking, how will you grease them? I don't know yet, hopefully they will stay greased for at least a year. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. :P

As for the rears, the bushings that come with the kit are too small for the rear stock brackets, so I'm stuck with the stockers. The stock brackets are P shaped and only have one bolt. The brackets that come with the ES kit are U shaped with two bolt holes. They won't work.

In summary, you could use the Energy Suspension sway bushings 9.5171 for the fronts with the stock brackets. The rears do not seem to have an option yet.

Driving home, the car didn't seem that much different with the front bushings replaced.

I think in the long run, I would suggest just doing the front and rear endlinks as posted by SilverBullet. Those endlinks made a nice difference in the car'* handling:

TommyGloves is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
06-03-2006 12:36 PM
Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning
07-25-2005 02:34 PM
02-11-2005 10:57 PM
09-24-2004 03:11 AM
Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning
08-23-2002 10:05 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: UPDATE: 00k+ Sway Bar Poly Bushings - Mixed News

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

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.