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Front Sway Bar Bushings - Split up or down?

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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 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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