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I am replacing the shocks on my '06 with Bilstein 4600s all around. Anyway, there were noises in the front end, so I also ordered urethane sway bar bushings.

The factory rubber bushing have the split in the center back against the frame. The urethane replacements have the split offset from the center back and could be installed "split up" where the split is on top. Or "split down" where the split is on the bottom.

Can anyone provide any wisdom or experience as to which is the recommended direction for a frontier?
 

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I am replacing the shocks on my '06 with Bilstein 4600s all around. Anyway, there were noises in the front end, so I also ordered urethane sway bar bushings.

The factory rubber bushing have the split in the center back against the frame. The urethane replacements have the split offset from the center back and could be installed "split up" where the split is on top. Or "split down" where the split is on the bottom.

Can anyone provide any wisdom or experience as to which is the recommended direction for a frontier?
 

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No response from fellow readers. I think it may not matter with the urethane though.

I looked at mine when I changed the oil a couple months ago. They appeared fine after being in a little over a year- no gap or bulging near the split.
I installed 'split up', FWIW.
 

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Thanks, the few things I found on the internet seemed to mention top.
 

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I wouldn't think it'd make any difference, would it? If the straps & bushings are formed together like these are, and there's equal pressure up and down depending on which way you turn?

This is the kind of overthinking stuff I get my balls busted for.
 

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Me too, but I've burned myself plenty of times. Got it done and a short ride indicates an improvement.
 

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I just did bushings as well. Don't see how it will matter. I could not find any reason it would be any different. When I lifted the sway bar back into place I noticed both of mine are on the bottom. I guess there is less chance of water funneling into the sway bar that way? wasn't on purpose, just how it fit. Ask me again in 9 years. A was impressed that the bushings came pre-lubed. Wasn't expecting that.
 
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