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FRONT SWAY BAR SIZE

Have 2007 sport 2wd 3.0l and want to put the energy suspension greasable sway bar bushing but dont know which ones to order? Thanks
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Wrap a strip of paper or a piece of string around the bar and mark it for circumference. Then flatten it out, measure the circumference with a ruler and divide by 3.14 to get the diameter.

For many years, depending on options, the Ranger has had either 1.06" (1 1/16") or 1.14" (1 1/8") diameter sway bar. In metric, these correspond to roughly 27mm or 29mm. One of these will probably be very close to the diameter that you found by measuring.
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it is the 1.14 which is 29mm but energy only makes a 28.5 and a 30mm which would be better to use
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I'd get the 28.5mm.
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I recently bought my 2008 Ranger XLT 4.0 liter 4x4. The sway bar bushings started squeaking and groaning last week, so I checked them out. They appear to have been greased with a petroleum based lube, which I imagine is further deteriorating them. I want to swap to poly, so I looked them up on Rock Auto. This was where I learned of the 2 sizes... so I broke out my caliper, and it measures 33 mm. Whats that about? Is this an optional sway bar?
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Some Explorers had heavier front bars like that. I've never seen one on a Ranger though.
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I recently bought my 2008 Ranger XLT 4.0 liter 4x4. The sway bar bushings started squeaking and groaning last week, so I checked them out. They appear to have been greased with a petroleum based lube, which I imagine is further deteriorating them. I want to swap to poly, so I looked them up on Rock Auto. This was where I learned of the 2 sizes... so I broke out my caliper, and it measures 33 mm. Whats that about? Is this an optional sway bar?
Sorry for posting on this old thread but I cant find anyone else that has had this problem. I got 33mm when i measured my sway bar on my 2008 FX4 and it seems like a very uncommon size. Am i measuring it wrong or did some rangers just randomly come with huge sway bars?
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further adding to the zombie thread, but I just wanted to mention, that I did my sway bar links yesterday and wanted to do the bushings too so I got the biggest bushings partsource had (29mm) and they were waaaay too small. my 2008 sport 2wd also has a 33mm sway bar. is this one of those random new things that they just added to use up older stock?
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FWIW, Hollander Exchange shows that the 98~01 Explorer/Mountaineer sway bars are interchangeable with 2008~2011 torsion bar Rangers. You could look into the possibility of using the bushings for those Ex/Mounty years assuming that the metal mounting brackets are the same for both.
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I recently bought my 2008 Ranger XLT 4.0 liter 4x4. so I broke out my caliper, and it measures 33 mm. Whats that about? Is this an optional sway bar?
My 2011 measures 33 mm too.
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