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anyone run these? (pics)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mike reeh, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    first off dont you hate it when you have to open the thread to find out what its about? yeah, you do :) anyhoo-

    I was in the 4wd store looking for something to relocate my swaybar to accomodate my 4" lift.. they had these disconnects.. I mainly want them to restore proper geometry but its like an added bonus that they disconnect.. Ive heard various references to them but didnt really pay attention :)

    like em? hate em? are they noisey? theres a little play in em.. how much different/better is offroading when they are disconnected.. only for really flexy situations?

    these are for 4" lift btw.. they cost a pretty penny too but they look like good quality..

    pic ---&gt; <a target="_blank" href=http://lagparty.org/~mike/sbdisconnect.jpg>http://lagparty.org/~mike/sbdisconnect.jpg</a>

    any replies would be great

    thanks, mike reeh
     
  2. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    I took my swaybar off. Didn't cost a penny. I run a 4" lift, and I didin't notice much of a difference on the road, but offroad it helped out alot for flex. You aren't racing the truck are you?

    Keep it simple <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/album71>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/album71</a>
     
  3. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I would definately say go with the offroad designs version of the sway bar disc
    http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/swaybarkit.htm
    From the pic the ORD ones look a lot stronger. Just my opinion.
    Sergio


    Check out my new website. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com>http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Go with the ORD sway bar disconnect. I have it on my Jimmy and I like it alot. It is really easy to install, and the thing is stout. Its not that expensive either.
     
  5. mike reeh

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    I looked at ORD's disconnects.. they look nice, but are basically the same price.. more after shipping.. If I were to switch (which Im not going to) it would only be because they have a little bracket to hold the sway bar out of the way.. something I was thinking of before I even saw the ORD ones.. Guess Ill fab a little something to hold it, later..

    the stock brackets that hold the sway bar to the frame are dinky.. and there is a LOT of leverage put on them with the sway bar.. so I dont think Ill have a problem with these holding up, the more I think about it..

    the only thing that slightly concerns me now is that ORD says theirs are only 2" because of possible frame interference.. that makes me go hmmmm... but my truck with my my 4" HD springs will never flex that much .. Ill let yall know what theyre like after Ive run em..

    mike
     
  6. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    There would be possible frame interference if you have a small lift. I have a 2 1/2 inch lift, so I just rotate the brackets forward to make it shorter when its disconnected so it doesn't hit the frame.
     

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