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Mic out your bars like I did.
Like MMike states no big deal.
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My NA Front bar measures 1.07" (27.18 mm) and the Rear measures .995" (25.27mm) I'm guessing the small difference is the manufacturing tolerance between bars and you can just call them 1 inch (25.40mm) The link MM sent me shows a number 9.5160R is for 15/16 " inside diameter (.9375" or 23.8mm) I'm not a mechanic but it sounds like with all +/- tolerances involved, the 15/16 would be fine for the Front & Rear(for a N/A)

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My NA Front bar measures 1.07" (27.18 mm) and the Rear measures .995" (25.27mm) I'm guessing the small difference is the manufacturing tolerance between bars and you can just call them 1 inch (25.40mm) The link MM sent me shows a number 9.5160R is for 15/16 " inside diameter (.9375" or 23.8mm) I'm not a mechanic but it sounds like with all +/- tolerances involved, the 15/16 would be fine for the Front & Rear(for a N/A)
23.8 and 27.2 are a LONG ways apart. You don't want binding on that part. Better slightly loose than over tight IMHO.

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My NA Front bar measures 1.07" (27.18 mm) and the Rear measures .995" (25.27mm) I'm guessing the small difference is the manufacturing tolerance between bars and you can just call them 1 inch (25.40mm) The link MM sent me shows a number 9.5160R is for 15/16 " inside diameter (.9375" or 23.8mm) I'm not a mechanic but it sounds like with all +/- tolerances involved, the 15/16 would be fine for the Front & Rear(for a N/A)
We are not talking manufacturing tolerances here. All of the specs on the various NA/GXP/Redline/Z0K bars, shocks, and springs are located in one post. here:
Pontiac Solstice Forum - View Single Post - Suspension Packages and Usage

The author of that post is the GM ride and handling engineer who designed the Solstice/Sky suspension.

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I need more help...now more than ever. HELP! I know this membership will post the right parts needed...PLEASE!
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If you own a RL then my part listed is the correct part. There is no current correct part available with the grease fitting in the bracket. There is, however, one that is close, but elevates the sway bar away from the frame about 1/4". This may or may not be an issue!

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I have an ORIGINAL SKY 2.4 with a build date of 3/27/06. Everything is different in my car...
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I like the idea to take them out over winter to regrease and inspection on ea.
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Same as in the photo above.

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In any case, try lubing them with anti-sieze compound.
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any follow up on this? hows it holding up and do you have to regrease often?

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Working perfectly, despite dire warnings that they are 1mm too big and I will die in a firey crash. No need to relube so far, no squeeks.

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Working perfectly, despite dire warnings that they are 1mm too big and I will die in a firey crash. No need to relube so far, no squeeks.

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why would you wreck from that? lol.

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Working perfectly, despite dire warnings that they are 1mm too big and I will die in a firey crash. No need to relube so far, no squeeks.

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Why would anyone knowingly use a high performance suspension bushing that was too big? The whole point of installing the urethane bushing is to reduce the amount of give in the suspension so that the bar works like it is supposed to without the bar moving around until it crushes the rubber part to the point where the bar is then "bound." Using a loose bushing defeats the whole purpose. The bar will move around until it hits the urethane bushing. Talk about wasting your time and money to at best get the same result that you would have if you had done nothing.

I would have to guess using a bushing that was too big would be almost worse then just leaving it stock, except that since it is so loose on the bar there is no need to lube the thing at all because if it doesn't touch the bar it can't squeak. In which case adding the grease zerk is also a waste of time and money.

With bad information like this why was this thread made a sticky? I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't know better that actually uses this bad information about which bushing to use. To anyone thinking of doing this GET THE RIGHT BUSHING THAT FITS THE BAR NOT ONE THAT IS LOOSE.
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so the inside is 1mm too big resulting in a loose bar to bushing connection? its not that the exterior of the bushing is too big by 1mm making it smush into the bracket?

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