Swaybar links are the end-links.
Whoops, I assumed they meant tie rod ends for some reason rather than sway bar links. Those are still original too so I need to check them out as well I guess, but I already ordered replacement end links since from what I've read at 165,000 miles it's pretty much a sure thing they will
Did you check your lower control arm rear bushings? If you get like a metal to metal knocking coming from the front I'd look at these. Get the MOOG K200792 from rockauto if they are coming apart.
Not yet but I'm going to check them when I get the wheels off. I haven't poked around in there much yet because my town's building inspector/code enforcement jerk is some old guy who, now that the construction and sale of houses are stagnant, spends most of his time harassing people about "derelict vehicles" if you so much as pop your hood to change your oil. God forbid you get something up on jackstands during the week when he's on duty, it's like the Spanish Inquisition with that guy. I'm gonna rip into it next weekend when I can escape his gaze, if it looks like a problem I'll order replacements when I order my timing kit
Saddle bushings are the sway bar to subframe bushings, right? ... right??
If so then I already ordered replacements for those guys, too.
If you can't tell suspension component nomenclature wasn't my strongest subject in school. I'm an bizjet mechanic/avionics tech by trade so I'm mechanically inclined, used to making new repairs from just manuals, and aware of good maintenance practices but I'm still learning cars as I go. The only kind of suspensions I'm very familiar with is comprised of three oleo struts and direct hydraulic steering on a single nosewheel, so far this is one of the few cases I've found where working on car is a step up in complexity from what I'm used to.