I got my sway links today from the GB. Better Hurry!!!
here's what comes in the box. install pics here tomorrow
here are some pics with the links side by side and mounted.
Front side by side:
Rear side by side:
The front went straight one. No issues.
The rear, which uses a new 1/2 (.50) inch bolt to mount to the sway, was a little but wider that the stock bolt (.47) On my Addco Bar it required me to open the whole up with a 1/2 inch drill. Now I tested it on my stock rear sway and it fit, was tight but fit. So maybe a round file would open it just enough if you have stock sways. I'll let Mike @ BWoody know what i found.
I asked Mike about Grease and he said just the bushing faces so I used some Poly bushing grease. Its clear or whitish grease thats sticky like fly paper. but it should keep any squeek monster away.
You need 18MM for both top and bottom front mounting. in the rear you need a 18mm wrench and a 8 mm wrench to get the old ones off the bar. then for mikes new bolt, its 3/4. the rear i did right on the ground no jacked up. on the front i had to jack the lower control arm up just a bit to get the hardware in. I did all my torqueing while all 4 wheels on the ground. Mike gives you all the torque specs on his sheet of instructuions. be sure to do it.
Now for the road test: Holy **** Its like NIGHT AND DAY. While just driving around the steering just feels that much more firm. Like its on RAILS!
Then when i made some crazy lane changes like to avoid something in the road, thats where these LINKS SHINE! Any kind of evasive type manuever, it just happens, there is little to none body roll. I can also feel its mauch tauter performing a 90 corner with no brakes. it does so as on tracks.........
my other suspension mods:
- front and rear Addco with greasable bushings
- rear Bilsteins (front in about 2 weeks when im on vaca)
So for me, these Bwoody links really are the 'missing link' to my suspension upgrades.
A well made product filling a void and completely out-performing the stock parts.
If handling upgrades are in your plans, I would recommend these links