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Old 03-15-2010
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sway bar links

in the process of changing my front passenger wheel bearing i had a little mishap and managed to break both of my sway bar links. i was just gonna go buy the ford oem ones but then i thought that since they are plastic maybe they aren't the best option. it seems like the plastic would stretch and flex and would just break up extreme conditions. so i was wondering if there was an aftermarket company's make better ones, any opinions are welcome.
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Old 03-15-2010
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I've done both my Ranger and the wife's previous car with aftermarket kits from the local parts shop after the stock ones broke. The kits had a long bolt and nut, metal topped propylene bushings, and a sleeve for the middle. I'm just one data point, but this design is holding up (so far) against Cincinnati potholes. The car was sold >3 years after installation, and the Ranger is coming up on 4 years after. Assuming the stock ones were original, they lasted ~10 years on the car and ~6 on the Ranger.
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Old 03-15-2010
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I just removed my sway bar and love it. It absorbs bumbs allot better.
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