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Sway Bar? Throw away or keep?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmcjimmy88, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. gmcjimmy88

    gmcjimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    I am doing my front lift now and I know my sway bar wont go back on until I get drop downs/disconects. I dont want to put it baCK ON AT ALL. This thing rarely ever sees the road. If I will be flat towing it for awhile until a trailer can be afforded. Will the lack of the bar make a difference while flat towing?? Any help would be great.
     
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    toss
     
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    get rid of it...
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    we did a pool on this over 80% dont run one. so toss it as far as possible
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Toss it.
     
  7. Bowtiedad

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    Do you still need it if it is used fairly often on the road?
     
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    Lets say it's driven on the road a bunch, will the steering wonder with out the support.
     
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    the lift springs are much stiffer than stock crap. this will take place of the sway bar. on my old truck i could take this one corner with sway bar and 31" tires at 60 no problems. same truck same corner and no bar and 4" springs 3" body and 38" tires still 60 no problems. but watch out for the much better off road flex. it will show you where you need to trim fenders in a short time.:wink1:
     
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    Took mine off my DD with a 4" lift. Don't notice a difference at all....

    Toss it...
     
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    went wheeling a few times with it on and it road like crap took it off and loved it, the suspension does have alot of body roll but its not hard to get used to
     
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    the bar would limit "flex" one side to other liek when are offroading romping and going through holes and vallies and such

    withoput the bar the suspension could flex more each side of truck

    alot or not alot, depending on what springs you have
     
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    Another vote for toss it.
     
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    toss it. i left mine off when i lifted my 91 6".... couldnt really notice a difference. never had a problem. i drive daily at 65...... just leave it off.... if you dont like it you can always put it back on.... but i doubt you will. nobody does.
     
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    [hijack]
    Ironic quote ya got there.[/hijack]

    FWIW I kept mine on the Sub, but it's mostly used for trips.
     
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    thanks for all the replies. Looks like i will throw it in the scrap pile with most the other stuff.
     

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