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PostSubject: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptySat Sep 18, 2021 4:32 pm


Forget this. Moog was wrong, the Electra bushings do not fit the Riviera's sway bar brackets. Not even close!



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Not available on Rock Auto (for 8th gen Riv), and GM Parts Direct shows it as "discontinued."  Moog's site says they have them, so I click on the link, and it comes up as "moog-k200042 | Rear Sway Bar Bushing - 15-16mm | Buick Electra 85-90 - $12.45."  Hmm, Buick Electra, you say?  Back to Rock Auto, under 1990 Buick Electra - Moog Ultra Power k200042 - $1.56 and Moog (premium) k200042 - $8.63


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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptySat Sep 18, 2021 9:15 pm

Jack the R wrote:
Not available on Rock Auto (for 8th gen Riv), and GM Parts Direct shows it as "discontinued."  Moog's site says they have them, so I click on the link, and it comes up as "moog-k200042 | Rear Sway Bar Bushing - 15-16mm | Buick Electra 85-90 - $12.45."  Hmm, Buick Electra, you say?  Back to Rock Auto, under 1990 Buick Electra - Moog Ultra Power k200042 - $1.56 and Moog (premium) k200042 - $8.63

...not a huge surprise, GM re-applies a lot of hard (chassis) parts. Why not ask a friendly GM parts counter person?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptySun Sep 19, 2021 1:10 am

I'm not surprised either. I can't imagine why you would need to reinvent the sway bar bushing.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptySun Sep 19, 2021 2:02 pm

Jack the R wrote:
I'm not surprised either.  I can't imagine why you would need to reinvent the sway bar bushing.  


What I found (via a GM parts counter person who shall remain nameless) is GM, for commercial reasons, will quit cross-referencing parts for certain models after the statutory requirement to carry spares for those certain models lapses. For some platforms/models (camaro-firebird) they will continue carrying and crossing selectively, but the Riv is **not** one of those models.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 4:07 pm

Turn's out Moog's site was wrong, the Electra bushings are too small for the Riv's bracket. WAY too small! We have twice the rubber the Electra got.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptyMon Sep 27, 2021 3:18 am

Welp, any idea what DOES fit our bushing?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptyMon Sep 27, 2021 11:26 am

Spacecowboy067 wrote:
Welp, any idea what DOES fit our bushing?

Multiple options:

1) take one out and match it up at a full-line parts store like a NAPA or Auto Value.

2) get an aftermarket set of brackets with bushings that fit your bar, install those instead. Or just aftermarket bushings. https://www.energysuspensionparts.com/universal-sway-bar-bushings.asp

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!)   Rear Sway Bar Bushing Source (NOT!) EmptyTue Sep 28, 2021 9:12 pm

Not the cheapest option but you could buy an Addco sway bar that will come with bushings. They're on my list and are going to happen soon.

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