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Old 08-17-2011, 10:32 AM
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As far as I know all bushings are split to go around your bar easily. If they weren't, you would just slice them and do it that way. Just buy the right diameter.



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I have over 90,000 mi on my 2003 TB and the swaybar end links were changed around 50,000 by the dealer and were getting poor! The back ones were never changed out till now with over 90,000 on them and they were making noise they were so loose! I ended up putting the Maxlinks all around and all I can say this was the best thing you can do for your TB don't wast your money on the other links! Go Maxlinks all around! Eddie!
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I have over 90,000 mi on my 2003 TB and the swaybar end links were changed around 50,000 by the dealer and were getting poor! The back ones were never changed out till now with over 90,000 on them and they were making noise they were so loose! I ended up putting the Maxlinks all around and all I can say this was the best thing you can do for your TB don't wast your money on the other links! Go Maxlinks all around! Eddie!


Well I put on a full set of MAXX END LINKS just before I went on vac to NC and drove down and back and around the mountain roads must of put on about 1800 miles and the didn't beleave how different the TB drove!!!! A must do for anyone! Eddie!
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I'm going to resurrect this thread. I have a 2002 LS and I have always hated the body roll! I am thinking about finally doing something about it! How hard are these installs? Is it a basic bolt on in the garage via sockets/impact wrench and a jack type deal?

I see some just do the bushings up front and bar and bushings out back. Guess I need to do some more research but if anyone has comments, thoughts, or links I'd like to see and hear them .
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Well I put on a full set of MAXX END LINKS just before I went on vac to NC and drove down and back and around the mountain roads must of put on about 1800 miles and the didn't beleave how different the TB drove!!!! A must do for anyone! Eddie!
Update to all Max links I installed Hotchkis Performance 2272 Sport Sway Bar Rear. This plus the Max Links the TB has never road so good, but it is getting close to time to installing new shocks does anyone here have a better shock to use over the Billstines I have on now. Thanks Eddie!
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:48 PM
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Update to all Max links I installed Hotchkis Performance 2272 Sport Sway Bar Rear. This plus the Max Links the TB has never road so good.
Why only the rear sway? You did the links front and rear? Did you do the install, how was it?
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Cool Hotchkis

I have the Hotchkis Kit - rear sway bar and bushings on order. $260.00 including shipping from Summit. Local mechanic with lift will install. Front bar is already oversize so no need to replace that. Soooo ready for it! Will update after the install.
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Thumbs up Hotchkis is the way to go!

Hotchkis rear sway bar and MAXX links are installed. No more Grandma's Caddy! Rides rock solid, almost like my old Firebird. Wow!
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Does the Hotchkis or Belltech give more ground clearence than the stock bar?

Does the Hotchkis or Belltech give more ground clearance than the stock bar?
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