A split was incorporated into the side of each bushing, allowing you to just slip the bushings over the bar instead of having to slide it all the way into place. This also allows you to keep the sway bar on your Miata during the installation, saving you time and effort.
Energy Suspension 11.5102
Do a Barrel Roll!
You're speeding around in your Miata, just out for a spin, and spot a corner coming up. As you take the turn your Miata starts to lean, which you're used to. But the Miata keeps leaning until you feel like you're about to pull a Star Fox and do a barrel roll. While doing barrel rolls in video games can be fun, all of us here at DST agree that video games are where they should stay. This could be a sign of failed OE sway bar bushings. The OE bushings installed on your Miata are made of a soft rubber, this rubber is prone to stretching itself out over time, cracking, and eventually rotting away. Once this happens your Miata's sway bar is left loose, not only does this render the sway bar worthless but it can potentially bang into other chassis parts and cause additional damage.
The. Miata. Is. In. The. Docking. Bay.
This is Energy Suspension's 11.5102, a set of 19mm front sway bar bushings. Crafted using Energy Suspension's HyperFlex polyurethane, these bushings are designed to be durable enough to withstand any stress your Miata can put on them. In addition, once again thanks to Energy Suspension's design, these bushings make your Miata's sway bar perform as if it was an even larger bar!
Gee, I've been saved by 11.5102. How swell.
The 11.5102 was also designed to be easy to install! A split was incorporated into the side of each bushing, allowing you to just slip the bushings over the bar instead of having to slide it all the way into place. This also allows you to keep the sway bar on your Miata during the installation, saving you time and effort. After you get the bushings on the sway bar all that's left is to tighten them down using the zinc-plated brackets included in the 11.5102, and don't worry, once you tighten down those brackets the split should disappear. Here at DST we make sure to let everyone know it is crucial that you measure your sway bar before purchasing bushings for it. That way you can be sure you got the right size bushings. For more information on measuring your sway bar check out our How-To Video on our Universal Sway Bar Bushings Page!