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post #1 of 19 Old July 28th, 2019, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sway Bar Clunk

Sway bar is making a clunk when going slow or fast, mainly with articulation. Today, I disconnected the sway bar, noise was gone. Is there a way to tell if its coming from the bushings or the end link? Prior to disconnecting, I made sure all the bolts were tight, so I know it wasn't a loose bolt issue. Also, both bushings were just greased.

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The clunking noise is the sway bar moving side to side, you can duplicate it by pushing/pulling on it.
New bushings will cure it.
Several posts about clunking sway bars on here
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Re: Sway Bar Clunk

Yea, I've read through so many posts on sway bars. I can move the bar by hand (left to right), but if I move/shake the rzr by hand it won't clunk, only when riding. I didn't know if the end links would make a noise if they were worn out. Also didnt know what a bad bushing would sound like, clunk or a squeal. Plus, theres a lot of people on here with kore knowledge than me.

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Yea, I've read through so many posts on sway bars. I can move the bar by hand (left to right), but if I move/shake the rzr by hand it won't clunk, only when riding. I didn't know if the end links would make a noise if they were worn out. Also didnt know what a bad bushing would sound like, clunk or a squeal. Plus, theres a lot of people on here with kore knowledge than me.

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Put a 2 piece shaft collar on the sway bar on the inside inside of each sway bar mount. Granger has them. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Let us know if it does work.
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Shock Therapy clamp with Energy suspension bushings,, NO clunking
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Shock Therapy clamp with Energy suspension bushings,, NO clunking
During all my reading, I saw your setup from another post. I was looking into the it since it fit the bill. I found it to actually be a little cheaper to get a setup from Flex Rock. Comes with the bushing and mount. I am going to guess it'll be a similar result. As long as their bushing is quality. If not, at least I'll have the stronger mount.

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My 15 XP and my friends 17 XPT did what yours is doing. Both times it was the links. Replaced with aftermarket links and problem gone.

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My 15 XP and my friends 17 XPT did what yours is doing. Both times it was the links. Replaced with aftermarket links and problem gone.
I'm hoping it's the bushings since they are already ordered. If not, I'll be getting links. Did you get the solid ones, or adjustable ones? I was leaning towards solid.

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My 15 XP and my friends 17 XPT did what yours is doing. Both times it was the links. Replaced with aftermarket links and problem gone.
I'm hoping it's the bushings since they are already ordered. If not, I'll be getting links. Did you get the solid ones, or adjustable ones? I was leaning towards solid.

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I did Zbros adjustable and my friend bought new stock links. Both ways solved our problem
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Mine was the bushings. Front and rear were wore out. New ones and no more clunk.
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My 15 XP and my friends 17 XPT did what yours is doing. Both times it was the links. Replaced with aftermarket links and problem gone.
I'm hoping it's the bushings since they are already ordered. If not, I'll be getting links. Did you get the solid ones, or adjustable ones? I was leaning towards solid.

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I did Zbros adjustable and my friend bought new stock links. Both ways solved our problem
I did the Flex Rock mounts, the Thunderhawk sway bar gusset kit, the ZBroz adjustable sway bar (And created a quick disconnect to adjust on the fly. I call it my "Manual Dynamix" setup ), and Assault links. I seriously love that setup!
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Mine was the bushings. Front and rear were wore out. New ones and no more clunk.
Which bushings did you put in the front? No mods on that right, just a swap? I could see those moving a bit on mine the other day.

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I'm hoping it's the bushings since they are already ordered. If not, I'll be getting links. Did you get the solid ones, or adjustable ones? I was leaning towards solid.

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I did Zbros adjustable and my friend bought new stock links. Both ways solved our problem
I did the Flex Rock mounts, the Thunderhawk sway bar gusset kit, the ZBroz adjustable sway bar (And created a quick disconnect to adjust on the fly. I call it my "Manual Dynamix" setup ), and Assault links. I seriously love that setup!
I'd definitely like to see a pic of that setup.

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I did Zbros adjustable and my friend bought new stock links. Both ways solved our problem
I did the Flex Rock mounts, the Thunderhawk sway bar gusset kit, the ZBroz adjustable sway bar (And created a quick disconnect to adjust on the fly. I call it my "Manual Dynamix" setup ), and Assault links. I seriously love that setup!
I'd definitely like to see a pic of that setup.

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I keep my machine in St George, UT, and will be heading there tonight for a couple of days of riding. I'll snap a photo while I'm up there.

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Sway bar is making a clunk when going slow or fast, mainly with articulation. Today, I disconnected the sway bar, noise was gone. Is there a way to tell if its coming from the bushings or the end link? Prior to disconnecting, I made sure all the bolts were tight, so I know it wasn't a loose bolt issue. Also, both bushings were just greased.

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Mine is coming from the front. I also have the Shock Therapy front sway bar. I also have movement with there bar. They told me that is normal. I am sending my front shocks for them to look at. I have had this noise since they rebuilt my shocks. I think that it is a combo between the sway bar and the springs rubbing on the crossover rings. We will see how it sounds when I get them back.

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