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sway bar?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnathan, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. johnathan

    johnathan 1/2 ton status

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    I've been contimplatling on running no sway bar.Any opinions,suggestions,comments
     
  2. sandawgk5

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    I have no swaybar, no shocks, 4 inch spring in front and 56s in rear. It does roll in a corner but we drive a brick not a sports car. I personally do not mind the roll. If you do take it off make sure you obey the speed limit on exit ramps:D .

    Ira
     
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    I tossed mine, dont miss it. I also drive accordingly on the road.
     
  4. johnathan

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    yeah looks i goin for it.I love yankin stuff off my truck
     
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    X's 2
     
  6. roadnotca

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    Take it off. No like? Put it on.
     
  7. mciahpv

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    I have a mostly street driven Suburban, with the ORD quick disconnect swaybar kit, when i leave the swaybar off, this truck LOVES to sway and rock from side to side.

    I actually had a friend following me one day when we were heading to a trail, i had the swaybar disconnected from the previous run a few days before, and as i was chatting with him on the phone, we made a right turn, he stopped me in mid sentence and asked me in a questionable concerned type of tone,,,"is your swaybar disconnected"

    He said it looked like the truck was about to lay over on it's side.

    I personally do not like driving without it, i would guess alot of the guys running without them are in pickups and Blazers with that shorter wheelbase i think it might make some difference, not sure.

    I say get a disconnect kit.
     
  9. Cricket

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    Take it off and set it aside in case you change your mind. I took mine off and forgot I had because there was not enough difference to remind me it was gone. I didn't like the idea at first but I'm glad I did now.
     
  10. 78Suburban

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    Ha ha, thats a funny quote, but it kinda scares me. any reason for this in particular? I'm gonna swap mine on the burb hopefully tomrrow.
    thanks,
    James

    PS: sorry for the hi-jack.. I'm gonna take my sway bar off soon probably.
     
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    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Kid, all I can say is pull out a big 'ol hammer and beat that biatch into the dust. Your going to be sorry you ever laid eyes on that carb. I never could get mine to run offroad, even with the "Legendary" offroad needle and seats. IMO it just isn't designed to go offcamber and the ORNS kit is a way to save face while screwing you out of more money. If I had known about that problem before getting involved with CK5 I would have avoided it like the plague

    Personally I'd like to kick Mr. Edelbrock square in his crotch with a steel toe boot for lying about the ability to retune it for offroad use.

    Use a Quadrajet or go TBI. I'm going TBI asap.
     
  12. 78Suburban

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    nice. :crazy:
     
  13. johnathan

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    I enjoy my performer only I had to install some metering rods becuz it was to lean really easy though 1-2 minutes
     
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    Im with you about the edelbrock, unless all you do is drive on the street it SUCKS offroad!!!!
     
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    Just trying to save you some grief. Soon as your nose high 45 degrees it will all become very clear.

    Who knows, maybe you'll be the lucky 2% that has zero problems. :D

    They are great carbs on the street.
     
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    I'll eventually get the cheezy off road needle kit and call it good. I'm pretty softcore... mostly mud and will probably do some mild trails... If I ever get super addicted to hardcore wheeling I'll just go propane.
    thanks,
    James
     
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    always nice to see another georgia boy on here
     
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    Man, Jiminy, you said it! I too, would enjoy making Mr. Edelbrock read my Nikes for wasting my time with that worthless turd. Someone talked me into going with it based on it's 'ease of use'. Ease of use, my butt. First, it comes with this gigantic manual which requires you to read about 50 scatter plots to determine how to properly tune your gen-u-wine, easy to use metering rods. Second, I don't care how long you screw around with it, it still runs like crap. I spent three years trying to figure out this "easy to use" monstrosity, then finally bolted a Holley double-pumper on and fixed all my problems in about 15 minutes.

    And call me a transplanted Georgia boy -- originally from Valdosta

    P.S. -- Oh yeah, junk the swaybar.
     

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