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Old 02-20-2008, 03:28 PM
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got a 116 chasis 1980 300 SD looking for

stiffer front and rear sway bars and bushings any ideas?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:03 PM
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I find the 116 to be a very solid ride with almost no body roll (less than a 123 even). Are your subframe mounts shot? Bilstien HD would stiffen things up a bit.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:11 PM
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I was going to suggest some 6.9 parts on the assumption that they would be more high performance, but they may be the same. The poster above would probably know.
Anyone who thinks a 300D is fast drives too slow.

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Old 02-21-2008, 01:10 AM
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Do the 6.9 swaybars fit, if so what are the diameters of the front and rear sway bars
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:06 AM
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Front swaybar is internally firewall mounted, strikes me near impossible to replace. Would deffinitely replace swaybar bushings though. That and new shocks should do the trick.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:50 PM
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Does anyone make polyurethane sway bar bushings for the 1980300 sd application?
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