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    Addoc sells a sway bar with a complete install kit bushings and links included .I don't think it's 1 1/4 I believe it's a stock replacement solid bar.

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    This car has a 1-1/8 Addco bar. The links were probably the originals that came with the bar. the bar is still good but everything was loose and clunky. I have a replacement DLF-Special greasable bar bushing kit that was never installed. So I figure I will install that and new endlinks

    So another question is if Energy Suspension only uses Grade 5 bolts, are Grade 8 really needed? I would assume they have done lots of testing and concluded Grade8 is overkill. It would not cost much more to offer grade8.
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    I'm sure the grade 5 bolts would be adequate. I'm usually a fan of overkill, but the DLF kit that I put on the Green Mark, is (presumably) still on it, and worked really well.

    No doubt Eric has tested better than I ever did, too.
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    The DLF kit was for the bar bushing which I am sure Grade 5 is fine. Doug sold it with SS bolts which would probably be less than grade 5.

    The discussion about Grade 8 vs 5 would be for the links themselves. This may be more important for the links.
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    Still holding up strong in the green car, front and back could benefit from some extra grease though.
    Eric
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