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sway bar / lift question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by milspecjimmy, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. milspecjimmy

    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    i am putting a rough country 4 spring 4 inch lift in my jimmy as we speak, and i was wondering how much i need to lower the sway bar mounts off of the frame.

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    ~~~ jeff /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    well i run a 4" procomp (stiff but a little softer that rough country) and i don't have a sway bar, i drive my suburban on the road every day too. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif seriously, rough country makes a stiff spring, so if i were you i'd ditch the sway-bar. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif it'ss ride softer and flex a TON better without it! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  3. milspecjimmy

    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    what about high way speeds, do you even notice its gone? i am running 32's till i get some bigger and it may be a while.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I run a Superlift softride 6" lift. No sway bar at all and no problem on the interstate. Try driving without it, I doubt you'll need it.
     
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    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    I posted a similar question in the Garage yesterday. Take a look at it, I got quite a few responses.
     
  6. milspecjimmy

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    ok, i am still not sure i want to remove it completely, its still an option, however, if i do keep it how much should i lower it from the frame? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Keep it bolted to the cross member but not at the axle and drive it for a few days...then if you feel the truck has too much sway get the diconnect/correction kit from ORD.

    Rene
     
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    thanks guys

    ~~~ jeff
     
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    Scooter 1/2 ton status

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    Jeff ..
    I have the same lift installed on mine. I put the lift on it back in Oct last year and never did put the swaybar back on. I have not missed it one bit. There may be a little more bump steer and a little more body roll but you've gotta remember that you aint driving a sports car and it wont handle like one.
     
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    i just finished the front suspension, and there is no sway bar on it /forums/images/icons/grin.gif , i am going out to start the rear after i eat. just for kicks i jacked up the rear to match the front(wich is now sitting on 32's) and the hood is at my chin! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif i wonder if they sent me a 6" by mistake?
     
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    Hey Jeff how much did your whole lift setup cost ya'? Let us know how the ride and what not is.
    Thanks
    Dave
     
  12. milspecjimmy

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    my lift cost 459.oo, i got it directly from ROUGH COUNTRY, and it took them 3 days to get it to my door. (from tenn to maine) its a pretty nice kit, the brake line brackets could have used a little more thought, and the kit did not include spring bolts, so add about 30 more to the 459. every thing in the kit has worked out nicely so far. i have the front all done. the only hang ups i am having is my rusted stock stuff, disasembly is a pain, but reassembly is easy.
     

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