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90k and front sway bar bushings done!!!

Just did my 90k service, even went back to the stock Champions, and the XK runs beautifully! Also did the front sway bar bushings, replaced them with the blue NAPA bushings, and they made a huge difference in handling. Mileage is also up, got about 19 on the drive home, up from 16 before.

This is my second replacement of the bushings, only got 30k out of the OEMs, hopefully these will last longer. Going to change the links out next weekend, need to get them ordered.

Either way, Big Red's ready for another 90k of life! She'll outlive her loan, that's my goal!

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With the good maintenence you have performed, I think you'll find 200k plus easily attainable.
The tough part of getting big miles out of any vehicle is staying on top of it.
You will begin having various component failures that are simply reaching the end of their normal service life, nothing you can prevent.
Things like a wheel bearing, or a A/C component failure.
The trick is to get it resolved before another component signs off and not get frustrated.
You may be lucky, like I've been with my, now, 267k Blazer.
A component failure every now and again, but the good maintenence over the years and miles have kept major failures at bay.

Biggest problem I've had with that one is replacing every bearing in the rear differental...twice.....once at around 120k and again around 230k.
It just wears em out......I'll get over it.

So, congrats on your first (technically) 100k......may the next 100 be peaceful as well.

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Any pics of the different types of bushings that can be replaced. My truck is starting to pop and vibrate a little when going over bumps (and when driving in the field).

Sorry if someone has posted them, but it would help me out greatly to know exactly what can be replaced easily.

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