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The bushings in my front drop links are very tired and instead of messing around with removing the bushing and pressing in new ones, for $12 more each I ordered new drop links with bushings preinstalled. Does anybody have any tips for installing the sway bar end info its bushing without taking the sway bar off the car? Can I just hammer them on? Is it better to install the drop link bolt to the spring pan first and then being up the sway bar?

I’m planning on just cutting the old ones off.
 

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It will be much, much easier if you just take the bar out of the car. I doubt you can hammer the new ones on in-situ.

To remove the old drop link, heat the outside of the link until the rubber bushing starts to smoke and melt, then pull the link off the bar. Remove any remaining rubber from the sleeve. Then cut a shallow slot in the old sleeve with a Dremel and whale on it with a cold chisel and hammer a few times. It will loosen up and you should be able to pull it of with vise grips.
 
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