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Old 05-04-2021, 03:25 PM #1
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Rubber End Link Bushings?

Does anyone know where I can find some replacement rubber end link bushings? I can seem to figure out where to get just the bushings with no end link. I know there are poly options, but I was hoping to find rubber and not pay dealership prices. I know the ID is about 3/8" or 10mm. Can someone point me in the right direction?? Thanks!
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I found a set of rubber bushings on rockauto. They are labelled as front, and it looks like there are different part numbers for the front vs. rear end link bushings if you go OEM, so you may be out of luck with aftermarket replacements for the rear. That said, the OEM bushings aren't super expensive. You should be able to get all of the end link bushings front and rear for only ~$20 plus shipping.
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I found a set of rubber bushings on rockauto. They are labelled as front, and it looks like there are different part numbers for the front vs. rear end link bushings if you go OEM, so you may be out of luck with aftermarket replacements for the rear. That said, the OEM bushings aren't super expensive. You should be able to get all of the end link bushings front and rear for only ~$20 plus shipping.
You're pretty spot on with the price - around $30-35 shipped. I ended up ordering a full set of poly because they were only $10 - Energy Suspension 9.8106G. If I don't like them I will definitely go the rout you suggested. I just figured there should be a source for these cheap little pieces of rubber! Thanks for the help.
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I just ordered some at my local dealer. I think they were like $3-$4/piece.

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you guys must be talking about the sway bar link bushings.....if so....i needed some in a pich and could not find rubber and needed that day.... but got the poly ones at Orielleys. I did not have a noise issue or seem to stiff. However they were only on for about 2000 miles b4 switching out to different links when I did a 3 inch lift.
I have read that the poly can be too stiff and cause wear in other places. I have also read that those and the main bar bushing , if poly, can be too stiff and be a issue. I dont know if truth to that, as Ive also been told that the poly steering rack bushings can be too stiff and be issues....I did not find that to be true for me....as my poly steering rack bushings were on for years and no issues.
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you guys must be talking about the sway bar link bushings.....if so....i needed some in a pich and could not find rubber and needed that day.... but got the poly ones at Orielleys. I did not have a noise issue or seem to stiff. However they were only on for about 2000 miles b4 switching out to different links when I did a 3 inch lift.
I have read that the poly can be too stiff and cause wear in other places. I have also read that those and the main bar bushing , if poly, can be too stiff and be a issue. I dont know if truth to that, as Ive also been told that the poly steering rack bushings can be too stiff and be issues....I did not find that to be true for me....as my poly steering rack bushings were on for years and no issues.
Thanks this is helpful. I was trying to stay with rubber if possible because I heard the poly ones were stiff and noisy. But I went with rubber for the sway bar and steering rack bushings so I doubt I'd even notice the end links being poly. I appreciate the input.
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I just got some from the dealer.

Front end link bushing : 90948-01003 : qty 4
Rear end link bushing : 48817-30020 : qty 4
Front sway bar bushing : 48815-35100 : qty 2
Rear sway bar bushing : 48815-10090 : qty 2
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