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Crossover guys - do you miss the sway bar?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BurbinOR, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. BurbinOR

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    Thinking of doing the crossover system on my D60...........but I read where Grim mentioned no one has figured a way out to put the sway bar back on. Two questions -

    1. Why can't it be put on? Is it the interference with the new long crossover drag link?
    2. How is the handling difference versus the original setup WITH the sway bar?

    Thanks. I plan on towing some with the truck, including a boat, and don't want weird handling issues.

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  2. CK5

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    1. Yes
    2. If you run Ranchp 9012 adjustable from sloppy - stiff there isn't a problem, I have mine set at 2 I think and I like not having to disconnect and reconnect.

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  3. thatK30guy

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    ORU has a special sway bar that can be used with crossover steering. From what the pics show on their site, it does not have all those bends like the stock GM sway bars have. Its also a little pricey, too, something like $300 for the bar. [​IMG]

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    must be nice to have springs soft enough to require a sway bar
     
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    What do you mean?

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    I don't have the crossover, but I can promise you this, I don't miss not having a swaybar one bit. The real reason for not putting mine back on was...well... I guess it's cause I was lazy [​IMG] I haven't noticed a single change in the way it handles.

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    i have superlift springs and no sway bar. i caint tell a bit of difference.

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    I have a D60, that never had a sway bar installed - so I can't say that I miss it compared to the factory feel...

    But I can tell you this... the thing hangs in there on the off ramps around here, and thats all I can ask for!

    I just bought the kit from <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/products.html>Rockstomper</a> for $475, and can't wait to install it! I will let everyone know how the install goes! Thinking about doing a write-up on the conversion, but it seems to simple right now!

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  9. hoserr

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    i took mine off way before the cross over went in and i haven't missed it. the cross over is well worth the no sway bar. no more bump steer, it so good to be completly twisted and being able to still steer.

    uh, think it'll fit?
     
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    that is different.
    they sandwich the caps under their arms. so you have to find a spare cap for the drivers side or what ???
     
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    Nope, don't miss it at all. Then again, I run RS9012s too and have incab dual remote and keep the setting on 3 when driving and 1 when wheelin. On really twisty turns or when I'm trying to make a quick left or right to beat the light, I turn it all the way up and that help controls the body sway. It works!
    I really get some mean flex on the trails without the bar.
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    I chucked mine after installing my 4" Skyjacker/RS 5000's,
    I have not looked back. It rides and handles better than it did before not to mention the extra flex.

    Plus, that swaybar is HEAVY! Like 30 lbs off the front of your rig for FREE!

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    No, I dont care how it corners, I have a Trans/Am for that, with the rear shackle flip and no sway bar, its a little swishy but you get used to it,,

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
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    I'd like to know more about the ORU swaybar but I don't remember seeing it on their website. I'm still holding off on the cross over till I've exhausted all possiblities of keeping a sway bar.

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    Joe, I went back to the ORU site and could not find the picture. I did find the article they had of their crossover in a magazine and they show a small pic of the bar.

    I do have the pic and info in my ORU catalog here at home.

    Take a look at the <a target="_blank" href=http://offroadunlimited.com/articles/crossover_steering/page2.htm>ORU sway bar</a>.

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    Thanks Wes. I have that issue in my magazine files. So there is a way. Goimg to have to get that issue out now.

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    swaybar, hah .

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    Is anything from ORU cheap????

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    they certainly are a 'for profit' enterprise
     

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