OK. So I replaced the sway bar bushings in the front last week. I liked
the increase handling so much (that, plus the @$$ end felt 'saggy'.)that I
replaced the rears yesterday.
(middle of the page, "red" bushing set)
The Haynes manual said when replacing the bushings, to tighten the nut so
that 1" of the end link was showing and lock it.
This put a LOT of 'preload' on the bushings; they are about 1/3 larger
than stock, and I had to 'compress' them for a couple hours before I could
get the last bushing on (I had to lock that one in a vice to compress it
enough to fit...)
They are SO tight they look like little donuts.
I'm wondering if this is *TOO*
much compression, to the point that any
gains are lost...? The steering feel is pretty good, and conering is great...