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sway bars

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by huggerk5, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. huggerk5

    huggerk5 Registered Member

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    I've never even considered sway bars until reading this sight. Can anyone give me some insight, pros, cons and trouble they had in the process?
     
  2. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    It does get rid of the sway, making it more driveable in the freeway. specially down narrow roads. i travel a lot to mexico and some of roads are very narrow with no shoulders. some of my first driving experiences where not fun. i had to slow way down whenever i saw a BIG F truck coming the other way. swaybar made a hell of a difference in stablility. This all with a stock 72 4x4 blazer, 31x10.5, with rancho 5k shocks.

    Others have not noticed much of a difference, specially with stiffer suspensions.

    anyhow, i put one in from a second gen blazer(77blazer). Go for the 1-1/4" swaybar if you are going to do it. you will need the front leafspring caps that hold the swaybar. as for the mounts that mount on the frame. I had to reverse the brackets(left on right, right on left). With a lift you may want to go with some disconnects, that's one of my next "future" projects.

    you may also get some imput from:
    Steve Chin(fabed his swaybar mounts) and
    Burt4x4(had put in an aftermarket swaybar kit)

    later,

    ARQ.

    1-72 4x4 CST Blazer
    2-71 4x4 CST Blazer
     
  3. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    The front bar made my Blazer much more driveable on-road. I didn't disconnect it at Blazer-Fest and the Blazer seemed to weenie-wheel (I am too much or a rank amateur and coward to do any of the crazy stuff) just fine. It is much flatter cornering than it was and the adhesion limit is higher. It introduced a bit of understeer, so I am thinking of fabricating a rear bar to compliment the front one.
     
  4. Max

    Max 1/2 ton status

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    Let me know if you are interested in a sway bar, just yanked one off my 71.
     

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