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      12-13-2010, 06:51 PM   #120
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Originally Posted by ///M1 View Post
Are the bushings polyurethane? If so, there is probably little you can do, comes with the territory. With that said, not sure if yours happen to be abnormally loud, but generally you do hear them creak.
They are, but it's not the bushings....unless teflon tape and grease isn't enough to keep the friction between the bar and bushing to a minimum. It's a pronounced metal-on-metal clunk. One forum (for a different make of car), said that the mounting holes in either the bar itself or the strut mount are larger than the diameter of the bolt on the endlink. Which allows the bolt to wiggle and bang around. Not sure if that's the case here, but there's only so many endlink related options for the noise.
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