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Old October 30th, 2008, 06:06
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Stock Sway Bar Size?

Okay I'm trying to order new swaybar bushings for my 99 I took a read with my dial calipers but they only read in inches. I can't seem to figure out how to convert it into metric. The calipers read 3.030. Please help me.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 06:12
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

2.54cm = 1 inch.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:51
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

3.030 inches? That's a little big. I'm guessing that's cm. 1.19"
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Old October 30th, 2008, 18:21
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

on my dial calipers the slider bar was on the 3 and the dial was on the 3. So that would be what?
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Old October 30th, 2008, 18:32
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Without knowing what calipers you have, I wouldn't know. I do know the stock sway bar on my XJ is nowhere near 3". Grab a tape measure.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 18:40
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

Sorry guys I was half asleep before work this morning trying to figure this out so I could order it before I left. The actual size is 1.005 I was reading from the back of the caliper like a rookie Now I got it I need a 25mm sway bar bushing. Since 1.005" = roughly 25.5mm I should be okay. Better tight then loose right?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:17
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

anyone know?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:24
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Better tight then loose right?

right.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 16:01
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My 99 is 1", so I bought the 25mm polys
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

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The actual size is 1.005 I was reading from the back of the caliper like a rookie Now I got it I need a 25mm sway bar bushing. Since 1.005" = roughly 25.5mm I should be okay. Better tight then loose right?
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/length_conversion.php

Result of your conversion:
  • 1.005 inches is equal to 25.53 millimeters.
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

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Sorry guys I was half asleep before work this morning trying to figure this out so I could order it before I left. The actual size is 1.005 I was reading from the back of the caliper like a rookie Now I got it I need a 25mm sway bar bushing. Since 1.005" = roughly 25.5mm I should be okay. Better tight then loose right?
I'd say 2.54 cm is fairly close to 2.55 (like 1/10 mm). Have ya ever SEEN what 1/10th of a millimeter looks like? Or even 1/1000th of an inch? So, I'd go with 1". Nothing too technical about that, right??
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Old November 1st, 2008, 20:04
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Re: Stock Sway Bar Size?

a good method for others in the same situation is to try open end wrenches until one slips over the bar-- snug is the same size. Works well if you're in the JY looking for a replacement and don't have calipers-- assuming you brought your 25mm wrench.....
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Old November 1st, 2008, 20:13
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http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/length_conversion.php

Result of your conversion:
  • 1.005 inches is equal to 25.53 millimeters.

except you'd have to google to find that site, in which case, you couldve simply googled " 1.005inch = ? mm "

just for future referance.
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