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max tire size w/ extra flex from ORD swaybar diconnect

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    would a 31" tire still be ok with stock suspension under full flex with the ORD quick front swaybar disconnect?
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Should be fine
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    you cant run dissconnects with stock suspension. the will not clear the frame
     
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    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    :doah: i did not know this. what do you need for the quick dissconnects?
     
  5. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Seriously, the swaybar is not needed. I was leery about having to remove mine when I swapped in the D60 w/ crossover, but I have had not a single problem with it being gone. I drive some very winding roads on pavement on my way to my hunting cabin, and I do it at speeds up to 65mph, I have a LITTLE bit of body roll, but nothing that I would worry about, AT ALL.
     
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    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    if you can deal with the body roll of a k5 vs. an average modern vehicle, removing a sway bar is nothing.

    i removed mine when i lifted it and never looked back.
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sorry....you can't make a blanket statement like that about sway bars.

    Stiffer springs and shocks can help mask the effects of removing a sway bar, but not everyone goes to a setup like that. Personally, I'd KILL to still have a front swaybar on my K5 if I could figure out a simple way to do it. (D60 w/Crossover :crazy: )

    With my soft, flexible springs up front, I've got massive body roll, and it's downright scary to see my truck on a winding road....

    Disconnects can be a godsend for someone who want's to really evaluate the effect of having a sway bar (or not!)... :thumb:
     
  8. K5er4Life

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    What swaybar? :D Thats what I said when I gladly trashed mine long ago. Gregs right though for smome they might be good but depends on your app. (springs, lift size, tires, shocks, what you want to use your truck for). But if you want to start getting serious ditch the thing and go grab yourself some 38 inch swampers. :wink1:
     

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