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Old 04-28-2010, 11:34 PM
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

do you guys greese your bwoody sway links bushings? i didnt think you had to, but i am getting squeeking noises now
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

Some great responses! Thanks!

Also, I'll have to look into the plastic bushings. I thought some of the rockauto links had rubber with metal reinforcement and others even had polyurethane bushings.

Now I'm thinking I should just wait and install the bwoodys...
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

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do you guys greese your bwoody sway links bushings? i didnt think you had to, but i am getting squeeking noises now
you have to grease them, and only use synthetic grease on any poly bushings; wheel bearing grease or any other petroleum based grease will degrade poly.
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

thank you, i greased them the other day and they work great now
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

Well, I just ordered them. Is installing them as easy at looks? Just unload the suspension and jack the wheel a little to get things lined up.

If that's the case I plan to install the Bwoodys first and then the Bilsteins...or should I install the Bilsteins first and then the Bwoodys... I want to try to compare what effect each mod has so I can write a post about it. I'm also going to buy new stock sway bar bushings.
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

you'd really have to install one, test it. Then uninstall and install the other and test it.....LOL
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

They don't seem all that hard to install and uninstall, right? Just eight more bolts after I remove the wheels. I probably won't do it back to back weekends, but maybe it's worth the effort.

BTW, while googling I read that a Saturn car owner that installed the BWoody links had the mounting point on his strut ripped off because of the additional force that the links transmit. Am I right to expect that the mountings points on the WK are much stronger? I mean it's an off-road truck.
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

yes they are directly in the frame
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

IF you are buying stock replacement links and Bwoodies, note that there are many different manufacturers, and a few seem poorly designed, with plastic bearings. Even the OEM from Chrysler are not very well built, and wear out in about 25-35k or so.
The Bwoodies and rear SRT really tighten up the handling and rid the floaty feeling, but the ride is also rougher as a result. It all depends on what you use the vehicle for; for off road, the SRT Sways and Bwoodies are a negative and far too rough, but for on road only, and highway driving, they are much, much better.
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

picture of worn out stock endlink?
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Re: Bwoody links are effective why exactly?

I bought the Bwoody's. Not buying any other end links. BIG-O I'll take pictures when I do the install probably a couple weeks from now.

I'm changing out shocks to Bilstein HDs, putting in new stock sway bar bushings, and Bwoody endlinks. I do want to leave some offroad capability for slightly rougher trails and washed out dirt roads. I won't really be rock-crawling, but may have to scale the occasional soccer ball sized rock....like twice a year...
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