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Rear swaybar? (Anyone running one??)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Well the mighty blazer has made a recovery 1 year and 9 days since the last time it got locked into 4wd took it wheeling this weekend. On the way and the way home it was a bit more squirrely than I like my truck, so I am considering a rear sway bar with some sort of disco system back there as well, but regardless I feel its crucial especially if I ever pull a trailer again...

    So anyone have a rear swaybar, what brand?
    I'm also concerned having the 14FF in the rear I'm sure it will all have to be custome made and bracketed...I just need ideas /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    The truck i removed my 14bff from had a sway connected to it, it was a '76 c20 pick up 2wd. wasn't that thick of a bar, so i didn't even think about it, but it had all the factory brackets on there, could possibly be able to find one at a salvage yard.

    BTW,no, i'm not running one either, would seriously limit axle flex, kinda need the movement on a 40ft long Burb. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'd definately disco it while wheelin just need something to get out there, I'd feel much better with one than without
     
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    How much weight will it be pulling? Tj (4xcrazy) pulled my boat home for me (18 foot project boat) without any trouble I could see from following behind . I have pulled a 97 Sentra behind my Blazer with a shorter wheelbase up and down grades without problems either. Perhaps you aren't used to driving it again yet. Mine was down for 2 months while I found and installed new axle , mine felt funny for several days until I remembered all the nuances. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I also towed a 5500lb '78 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham from san Diego, California to Phoenix. That was fun. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. BowtieBlazer

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    probably around 2500lbs or more, not much but enough, I'm definately not used to its manners yet again but I'd really like to limit rear sway, from a side to side jerk on the steering wheel at about 25 it takes about 2 oscillations to regain stability, put that on a bumpy road and its a roller coaster, i'd rather overkill than loose control
     
  7. shane74

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    I don't run any swaybars on my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif. It's mainly a trail rig now. I am planning on using one on my /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif though. It doesn't see much more than gravel roads so it's not that big of a deal to me.
     

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