to preface: 2009 Rabbit
So a while back, maybe around November '11 but I don't remember exactly, I noticed a clunking noise whenever I'd turn into corners at a lets call "spirited speed". Soon the clunk was occurring even at normal turning speeds. I took it into the dealer, and I believe I recall them saying the sway bars bushings or linkage was a bit worn, and that they'd replace it under warranty. So fine. I get my car back the next day and the clunking is gone. Now, it seems to be have happened again at semi-quick speeds, but I'm not totally positive seeing as it's only happened once or twice. I'll give it a few more days before I decide if it's actually the same clunking sound. My car has ~32k miles on it and I'm not positive if my warranty still covers things like sway bars. First step is hitting up the dealer to see if I can get them replaced again under warranty.(will they be suspicious as to why I'm going through these parts so quickly?) But my question to you is what do you guys recommend my second step should be if it's not going to be for free? Get OEM parts and do it myself? It is that hard to replace the bushings? Buy some stronger aftermarket parts?
tl;dr: Car used to make clunking noise. Dealer said it had to do with swaybars replaced worn sway bar bushings with new ones under warranty. Noise seems to be coming back. What should I do?
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I have just put a H&R 24mm Rear sway bar to my 2007, and it felt awesome.. The best mod I ever tuned...
I dont know if you want a stiffer RSB, but H&R is using the factory bushing and it's the easiest to install