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carvinbassplyr 01-22-2013 11:27 AM

TPR sway bar bushings
Just got into an 07 XK and it's got the dreaded front end "clunk" that appears to be fairly common on these models. I'm going to start with the sway bar bushings since that seemed to be the most common cause of this issue. If that doesn't solve it then I'll move on to the end links, etc. until the problem is solved. After much reading about OEM rubber vs Poly vs TPR I decided to go with TPR as it appears to have the added firmness benefits of Poly without the issue of squeaking. My question though is while TPR isn't supposed to need greasing do I still need to put some on them upon install?

carvinbassplyr 01-23-2013 10:03 PM

Re: TPR sway bar bushings
For any watching or who may stumble upon this thread...I contacted moog (who makes their own TPR bushings as well as the ones for NAPA) and they recommended using spark plug boot (silicone) grease when you install the bushings. The new sway bar bushings also cured the clunk in the front end so all is well! When it's time for sway bar end links I will be using TPR there as well. Really impressed with the heftiness/rigidity of the TPR sway bar bushings. Poly performance minus the squeaking, I'LL TAKE IT!

06HemiLtd 01-24-2013 09:54 PM

Re: TPR sway bar bushings
Where did you get the TPR bushings from. Do you have to completely remove the sway bar to install them.

carvinbassplyr 01-26-2013 08:37 AM

Re: TPR sway bar bushings
I got mine from NAPA, they were $23 for the pair. All you have to do is remove the metal bracket holding the bushings in place, pry the old ones off, install the new bushings (with some silicone grease) onto the sway bar then tighten the brackets back down. I did one side at a time laying under the car, it's very easy. If you decide to raise the car make sure you lower it back down and have it on level ground before you tighten down the brackets.

hummer recovery team 02-15-2013 08:23 AM

What's the part number?

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