I concur. The only issue I've ever had, only once, is with the links that are threaded on both ends. Just need to remember to only finger tighten the link on the first side you install. That way there's movement in the sway bar to get the 2nd link in place.Haven't done it on these trucks, but I've done it on a couple of different vehicles. It's not much harder than it looks usually.
You're referring to these?It's a simple R&R. Yours look to be the single nut and bolt type which is threaded on one end only.
There are replacement sets that are threaded on both ends but either way, they're just as simple to install.
Go for links that have polyurethane bushings. They perform better than rubber. You should also replace the sway / stabilizer bar bushings while you're down there.
Be sure to grease the bushings when replacing them. Otherwise you'll soon be squeaking around unable to sneak up anywhere. 😂
I know I don't have to lift my 2wd 1st Gen (very low clearance) to change out the bushings.Can they be changed w/o lifting the front end? The sway bar link nuts look to be nyloc type - how tight do they have to be when putting the new ones on?
I can change the oil easily enough without lifting it - wasn't sure if I'd need to lift it to replace the links to relieve pressure on the bar. Finally found the diagram in the service manual - it shows 12-16 ft lbs for the link bolt, so we'll see how it goes. I'll post a new picture when I'm done. Thanks!I know I don't have to lift my 2wd 1st Gen (very low clearance) to change out the bushings.
Looks like you wouldn't have to lift yours too.
Tighten until they're bulged. A little more than slightly and way less than squished.
The description in the links says they're synthetic bushings. Are they polyurethane?What do you think of these 2 options? One of them is listed as heavy duty, which has a different kind of nut. It seems the dealership does not sell these in kits; rather, you have to buy each piece individually.
Advance Auto carries that brand. I didn't really like that one at first glance.I ordered these (see pic) by mistake one time but they worked out ok on my 2wd....until one broke.