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PostSubject: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 11:00 am

I'm having trouble finding what bushings are in the rear of our cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 11:35 am

Don't know what year you have, but here's what Rock Auto has for 97 - Link
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 12:13 pm

I still have all the original bushings in my car. Why do you want to change them?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/buick,1998,riviera,3.8l+v6+supercharged,1303322,suspension,control+arm+bushing,7532

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 12:16 pm

I'm hearing what sounds like something rubber that is loose when I go over bumps coming from the rear. I had the exhaust checked and that is free and clear. the air shocks are not leaking and seem to work fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 12:31 pm

Sway bar end links? Make sure the shocks aren't leaking fluid and the shock mounts, top and bottom.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 12:46 pm

LARRY70GS what sway bar do you recommend for a 1995 buick riviera?Addco 2419 ??


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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 1:19 pm

Rivieraz wrote:
LARRY70GS what sway bar do you recommend for a 1995 buick riviera?Addco 2419 ??

They don't make a front bar for the 95, only 97-99 which takes a 2018.  The rear bar for a 95-96 is a 419 (7/8").  The 2419 is the rear bar for a 71-78 Riviera according to the catalog.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 1:22 pm

thank you!!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 6:31 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
Sway bar end links?  Make sure the shocks aren't leaking fluid and the shock mounts, top and bottom.

The end links are new. I don't think the shocks are leaking but I will check again when I have my front GM strut mounts installed and get rid of the defective Gabriel mounts as we spoke about. It's probably my oe shock mount(s). Thanks Larry.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 6:33 pm

Jack the R wrote:
Don't know what year you have, but here's what Rock Auto has for 97 - Link
I have a 99, idk how I missed that when I was on Rockauto's site. Ty.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 7:28 pm

My passenger rear has been clunking too. I'm pretty sure I replaced the shock mounts when I took the ranchos off a few years ago, have only put a few thousand miles on the car since. The mounts are torqued down right. The end links are fine, I had a look at them when I tried installing AA's RP end links.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 7:30 pm

I have not had good luck with aftermarket mounts, that's why I'm going to try original GM ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 10:12 pm

I installed new Moogs in 2016.

Moog used to be top notch stuff, but I'm hearing that they aren't what they used to be anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyFri Mar 26, 2021 10:06 pm

I have heard that a lot lately.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptySat Mar 27, 2021 1:46 am

I looked at the top of my rear passenger shock mount and couldn't see anything wrong with it. I whacked the top of the shock with a rubber mallet and twisted it with vice grips. It was fine as far as I can tell.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptySun Mar 28, 2021 2:49 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
Rivieraz wrote:
LARRY70GS what sway bar do you recommend for a 1995 buick riviera?Addco 2419 ??

They don't make a front bar for the 95, only 97-99 which takes a 2018.  The rear bar for a 95-96 is a 419 (7/8").  The 2419 is the rear bar for a 71-78 Riviera according to the catalog.

Larry,
Do you like the 2018 and can/should I run it without doing anything to the rear?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 10:49 am

Yes, the 2018, and the strut tower brace transformed the handling of my car. You can run it with the stock rear bar. I upgraded both. 2015 is the rear bar.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 6:47 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
Yes, the 2018, and the strut tower brace transformed the handling of my car.  You can run it with the stock rear bar.  I upgraded both.  2015 is the rear bar.
I am going to order the sway bars from Addco, no one stocks them anymore. The rear is 12+ weeks out but that is fine. The STB is a unicorn, I gave up on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 6:58 pm

carguy8888 wrote:
LARRY70GS wrote:
Yes, the 2018, and the strut tower brace transformed the handling of my car.  You can run it with the stock rear bar.  I upgraded both.  2015 is the rear bar.
I am going to order the sway bars from Addco, no one stocks them anymore. The rear is 12+ weeks out but that is fine. The STB is a unicorn, I gave up on it.

It is possible to make your own STB. All you need is some thick walled tubing and end plates. Know anyone with a plasma cutter and a welder?

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 7:01 pm

My job has that if you could give me some dimensions or possibly a drawing. I could also have the office do something on CAD but we don't have a CNC machine. We do have a welding department when we make fire doors.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 7:04 pm

All you need to do is build it out of cardboard and a stick. Tape it together and measure it. You can get an idea by looking at the pictures in the STB thread.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 7:07 pm

Ill check it out ty.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 7:56 pm

Having trouble finding good pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear suspension bushings please   Rear suspension bushings please EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 7:59 pm

carguy8888 wrote:
Having trouble finding good pics.

Send me an e mail, Larrymta@verizon.net

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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