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Old 03-08-2014, 03:12 AM   #81
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Didn't measure it but that's what I was told... dude had a bugeye wrx when I got to his house so I'm assuming its a 20mm haha
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:42 AM   #82
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Installed mudflaps and sway bar. I got a weird clunkimg noise every once in a while that sounds like its the sway bar. I've heard other report these problems but never seemed to solve it. Any idea what it might be? I'm going to get under there and retighten everything today. Also is it too late to apply grease? Should I have applied it in between the bushing and the metal?
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:20 PM   #83
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I used to get the clunking too when I installed mine. I figured it's the sway bar shifting slightly. I don't think the OEM bushings need greasing because it's rubber not polyurethane.

Grease might break down the rubber. Check the connection between the sway bar mounts and bushings.

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Old 03-10-2014, 05:14 AM   #84
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Hey man they guy I bought the bar from already had poly bushings and I forgot to grease them so I think that might be the problem.

I got under there and tightened everything up a few times already and the noise has decreased in how often I hear it, but its still there. I think I'm gonna go back and grease the bushings today. Do the end links have to be greased as well? I'm not sure if there are actual bushings in the endlink or not but its the same red color as the other bushings so I assumed he upgraded both to poly.

Thanks man
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:41 AM   #85
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Grease the poly bushings, but not the endlinks since it's not a bushing-to-mount contact.

Good luck!
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #86
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Ok thanks man. Do you have any experience with finish line Teflon grease? Its made for bicycles but I read a few people saying they used it on poly bushings as well.

I already have some that's why I ask. Just wondering if I could use what I already have instead of going out and spending more money
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:35 PM   #87
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Sorry I've never used Teflon grease.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:47 AM   #88
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All good man. So I don't think the lack of grease was the problem. After looking at bunch of pics and getting under my car countless times, I realized we forgot the washers on the outside of the end link and the bolt was digging straight into the poly when put under pressure. There were chunks of poly missing on each side...

So I put the washers in and now it only clunks on bumps but no longer on turns... I think the damage has already been done tho... I'm either gonna have to put my old end links with rubber bushings back in or buy some new poly bushings for this set.

I'm just sick of getting under my car 10 times everyday.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:24 AM   #89
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Here are some recent pics... I can't get a good angle or the right lighting to show off the mud flaps but it makes the car look way better...

I need to give her a bath btw..





Does anyone know what color my car actually is? Lol I think its called pacifica blue pearl but I'm still not sure...

And anyone have any thoughts what would look nicer, gold or black wheels?

I'm kinda leaning towards black to keep it more low key but I don't know if that will look good or not.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:23 PM   #90
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I vote for black...or maybe neon green and Yes I think your car's color is pacifica blue Pearl.
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