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Old 03-19-2013, 07:36 AM   #181
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:05 PM   #182
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just regular old white lithium grease, but this is off the hotchkis website

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Q) I have a squeak coming from one of my sway bars? What can it be?
Answer: Urethane bushings often make noise when the temperature is cold or they are not adequately greased. Try greasing the sway bar bushings with any non-lithium based moly grease. A Special silicon grease for polyurethane can be purchased from Hotchkis. Item 3101.
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Q) Are solid sway bars stronger than hollow sway bars?
Answer: No. Sway bars work off of torsional force (twisting motion). Therefore, the material in the center of a solid bar plays little role in the resistance of torsional force. With this in mind, we have eliminated some of the center material and also moved some to the outside of the tube, where it is most effective. In turn, this produces a sway bar that is lighter in weight and just as stiff, if not stiffer than solid. For example, a 1'3/8" hollow bar is equivalent to a 1'1/4" solid. But the 1'3/8" hollow bar is 6% stiffer and 43% lighter than the 1'1/4" solid. Interested in finding out more about Hollow Sway Bars?
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