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Yesterday my poly bushings from Energy Suspension came in, so I decided it was time to put in my G1 rear sway bar. Look at the difference.
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In the course of the installation of this bar, I found this.
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...and this....
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I love the sway bar, though it was a b**** getting in, definately worth it. I can get the back end to step out a bit on the sharp tuns, though I am sure eventually I will get around the putting the 24mm front in, which is sitting in my garage.

About the brakes, that is the outboard pad, the inboard pad still has plenty of material left on it. I think the caliper froze and just kept wearing that outside pad down to nothing and eventually took the rotor with it. So it is at the mechanic, the entire brake system getting a check up. Anybody heard anything about Raybestos brakes? Those are what I am replacing the Motorcraft pads with. Judging by the condiditon of the rotor, I will need a new one. This exact same thing happened to the other rear rotor about a year ago.
 

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Raybestos BruteStops are supposed to be pretty good. Anything else (Raybestos) would be a step down from Ford. Hawk or Performance Friction would be good choices if you can find them in the correct size. I believe PF is available from AutoZone. They are very good quality, inexpensive, and they have a lifetime warranty.

Edit- and you can use the old swaybar as a toothpick, paperclip, or bobby pin. They're so versatile!

Edit#2- Do NOT use the Energy suspension bushings on the front sway bar. They will not fit. Moog makes TPR bushings for about the same price. Mmm... TPR!
 

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I like how well the Groved and dimpled ECS Rotors I got from Tire Rack have worked out. The down side is that they are kinda noisy now. You get a kind whir like a cricket or rattle snake all the time. They are stock brake pads in though. Maybe some ceramics would make it quieter. Very little wear on the rotor or pads since I put them in though. Also wish I had rear disc... :p

-Dan
 
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