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sway bar, off or on?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ok, im putting the 4" lift on , and i need to know if i can just leave the sway bar on, or do i have to put spacers on it or what?


    i can always take it off later.


    thanks
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    If you keep it you need stock steering and a disconnects . OR you need to space the frame brackets so it still lines up :k5: :k5:
     
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    Take it off and dont look back, best thing I ever took off my rig :)
     
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    toss it:waytogo:
     
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    I don't have mine. They made it into a Nissan. Take it off and drive the truck. If you don't feel you need it then turn yours into a Nissan too. If you think you do need it then put it back on and get some ORD discos.
     
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    Wire it up disconnected and drive it. If it doesnt bother you remove it and throw it away!
     
  9. wraenking

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    exactly what ryoken (paul) told me.

    in the last ten minutes, i removed it:)

    so onlt=y a test will tell. if that many people dont run it, i think it should be ok
     
  10. bigyellowjimmy

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    My 70 didnt come with one from the factory and its got 320,000 miles on it. Unless you are really concerned about high speed body roll you'll be glad its off when you are off road!
     
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    just don't take sharp turns like speed racer and you'll be ok.. I "attempted" to do donughts at work when it snowed and my buddy said my truck looked like it was going to tip over.. it's fun to see the reaction on passengers when your driving and you turn and they feel the truck start to sway to one side.. you just get used to how much sway your truck can take.
     
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    I put the 4" Rancho Pre-runner springs on my Sub and I kept the swaybar. I prefer driving with it on, but I do not rock crawl the Sub either. It's a desert race chase/Expedition machine.
     
  13. Russell

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    I've got a 3/4 ton sway bar on my truck and I love it, next to no body roll when driving. My buddy has a 3/4 ton 4x4 without one, and it is almost scary how much it leans. I mean, the thing sticks to the road just as good as mine, just leans like crazy, which makes it much harder to control.

    Basically, if you plan on offroading the truck, take it off as it seriously hampers the amount of flex your truck has, which makes it so you could loose traction when you might have had it without. But if you plan on just driving it down the street, keep it for the better on-road handling :)
     
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    Ditch it. I ran no swaybar on soft 2.5" springs and it wasn't bad. I now run 4" springs without it and I would never want it back. It is just a headache and extra weight that is not needed.

    Harley
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    With Pro-comp springs you'll never notice the difference...toss it.

    Rene
     
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    take it off, drive around for a week (being aware that things may feel different... be safe) and then go from there. Personally, I removed mine and never looked back. Others opinions do vary.

    j
     
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    Another vote for no sway bar.
     
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    Dead weight, dump it.
     
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    unhook it , try it .
    if you no like , hook it back up.

    i left mine hooked up after my lift. i think it helps from keeping the
    wheels from rubbing when taking sharp turns. plus i like the tightness.:D
     
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    :hack: :grind: :weld: :hack: :grind: :weld:
     

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