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Need help with swaybar!Please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chvyblzr1977, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. chvyblzr1977

    chvyblzr1977 Registered Member

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    Ok first i just want to say this is one of the best sites on the internet.Now heres the problem i had a 1977 blazer body was rotted all to hell but everything else was good.I ran into a stripped 1990 blazer so i had a plan i took every thing off of the 1977 blazer and put it on the 1990 blazer.Its has the 12 bolt rearend and the 10 bolt frontend from my 1977 blazer.The problem is i cant get the swaybar to bolt to the crossmember under the engine it comes up to short if the swaybar was like maybe 3 or 4 inchs longer it would work.I believe it is the 1 and 1 8th diameter swaybar on there now .It has a 6 inch superlift suspension on it also.Please help my blazer is almost done and this is really the only problem that has stumped me.
    I really would appreciate it
    Thanks
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Anything over about 4" of lift and you'll need to get some spacers for the frame mounts. All the major lift companies sell them, they'll just need to know how much lift you have. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    Ditch the sway bar and go with some better shocks, your springs arent going to flex that much anyway, i run BDS wich are quite a bit softer, and some good shocks(bilstien 5150) and i have less sway than i did with my sway bar
     
  4. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    Ditch the sway bar and go with some better shocks, your springs arent going to flex that much anyway

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    DITTO!!

    I haven't run a sway bar on a lifted vehicle in years.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I always tell people, take it off and drive for a week, see how you like it.

    I've yet to have anyone (including myself) put one back on.
     
  6. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    If you want to keep the swaybar, get ORD swaybar discos and they'll hook it right up.
     
  7. k5redneck

    k5redneck 1/2 ton status

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    swaybars are overrated for everything but towing
     
  8. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    I ditched my sway bar and have been happier for it. You wont miss it. Good luck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I must be the only one who would miss it when its gone /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  10. 85 blazer

    85 blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I made spacer out of some 1x2 square stock drilled the holes in them and inserted my stock lug nut in the tube for support, Why would you want to remove the sway bar doesnt it have a purpose?
     
  11. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Why would you want to remove the sway bar doesnt it have a purpose?

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    For better flex off road . My driver runs disconnects . I need to run mine on the street because I don't like the way my 4 inch lifted brick feels in AZ duststorms when the wind really blows /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  12. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I made spacer out of some 1x2 square stock drilled the holes in them and inserted my stock lug nut in the tube for support, Why would you want to remove the sway bar doesnt it have a purpose?

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    Mine didn't seem to have any purpose other than adding 23 lbs of dead weight to my truck.

    Rene
     
  13. mxfireman

    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Why would you want to remove the sway bar doesnt it have a purpose?

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    For better flex off road . My driver runs disconnects . I need to run mine on the street because I don't like the way my 4 inch lifted brick feels in AZ duststorms when the wind really blows /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    lol @ AZ dust storms........NEW YORK CITY! WE AIN'T GOT NO DUST STORM THINGYS OUT HERE!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  14. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Whenever I drive down Apache Trail or across the Res on McKellips going home when its windy , or I-10 south to see my Father in Sahaurita , the wind pushes me all over the place /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  15. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you want to keep the swaybar, get ORD swaybar discos and they'll hook it right up.

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    True and the discos will help with algment issues caused by the lift as they sit 2 or 3 inches above the spring plate. Cheap and easy to fit. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  16. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    oh, i almost forgot. i have the brand new swaybar spacers and hardware that came with my Tuff Country lift. they sell for 27 plus shipping. you can have em for 20 shipped if you want.
     
  17. Greg72

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

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    I must be the only one who would miss it when its gone /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I'd really like to have mine back.....maybe one on the rear too!

    People who have followed behind me on the roads say that my truck looks downright SCARY going around corners, even at moderate speeds.

    The softer the springs, the more you'd really like to have swaybars again.

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  18. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Greg! You're back!
     
  19. Greg72

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

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    Yep.....

    Back in the fray, with lots of sway!



    Everyone better start telling the truth, or I'm going to call you on it....





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  20. chvyblzr1977

    chvyblzr1977 Registered Member

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    Thanks to everyone helping me out with this problem im gonna go with the ord swaybar disconnects.
     

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