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Rear sway bars ??? anyone ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tori89k5, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. tori89k5

    tori89k5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey.... is anyone running a rear sway bar ?? ( on the road i mean ) If so... whuttcha got and how much ?

    1990 K5 4" lift with 33's
     
  2. jekbrown

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    Its hard to imagine why anyone on this forum would want one. I recently starting driving my 85 (4-5" of lift, 35s) with no FRONT anti-sway bar and haven't noticed a huge difference to be honest. I always take turns slow anyway, so I guess it isn't a big deal. The only reason I could think of to have front and rear sway bars would be if you had a pure street machine (sick idea for a K5!!) and wanted to be able to corner at higher speeds.

    If a rear sway bar was ever a factory option on a K5, I never heard of it. I think I have seen them sold in catalogs like JC Whitney though...

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  3. tori89k5

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    Hey.... thanks for the great insight.....

    ANYONE ELSE ???

    1990 K5 4" lift with 33's
     
  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    no frount sway bar here. works fine

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    Last I saw JCW did have some... I forgot what brand. I'd be somewhat interested for towing purposes, but I really dunno if it would work on a truck w/ 6" of lift? [​IMG]

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  6. Blazer79

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    Central 4WD (the new advertiser in this forum, and probablly the banner at the top of this page) carries them. I think they would help on the street and towing, but not offroading.

    I'd personally like to have one, but with some sort of quick-disconnects like the ORDs ones. That would probably be the last mod I do to my Blazer, though.

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  7. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Rear sway bars were only available on 1 tons. I don't even think they were required, just optional.

    Personally, I thnk springs have more to do with roll than shocks. I've got quad shocks front on this truck, but also the 3 leaf/6 leaf "heavy duty" springs in it. My '83 without quad shocks and the 2/5 leaf springs, was really bad cornering.

    Shocks should have nothing to do with cornering ability (its not a quick jolt to the suspension) but stiffer springs would prevent the body from rolling as easily.

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