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Swaybar disconnects on a K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by franco802, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. franco802

    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    Are there any manufacturers that make them for K5s?? I was going to make my own, that's what I did when I use to have a Jeep.
     
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    ORD - Off Road Design
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    most people just ditch the swaybar completely. I know I and several others on here have just took it off and had no problems.
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I also vote for just ditching the sway bar.
     
  5. franco802

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    Since I am a cheapass, ditching the swaybar is starting to sound good, since it's free:D I use to have an 04' Wrangler X, I removed the swaybar and the damn thing felt like it was going to flip over on a turn. Then again it had coil springs. I figure since these big boys have leafs, it should be more stable than the Jeep was without the bar.
     
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    on k5's ditching the swaybar isnt so drastic, i have really soft leafs and it still feels pretty stable going around corners, ditch it!
     
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    unbolt it and throw it in the scap pile, you won't notice much of a difference on the street
     
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    I ran the ORD disconnects until I had disconnected them twice. Then I ditched the swaybar. I will sell the disco's if you want them.
     
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    Tabb ROLL TIDE! AGAIN! GMOTM Winner

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    I have not noticed hardly any differance on the street or hwy since I ditched mine, I do have some stiff Rancho springs though. Scrappit Dude.
     
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    Try it by taking it off. If you don't like it, put it back on.
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    I ran the ORD disconnects until I had disconnected them twice. Then I ditched the swaybar. I will sell the disco's if you want them.

    X2 on both accounts...
     
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    Ditch the sway bar! Save some cash!
     
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    And lose some weight.
     
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    Hmm, i just bought the sway bar discos off a member here....Anyone else running Explorer Pro Comp (i think thats what i have) springs in the front that has taken off their sway bar??? I do a decent amount of driving on the highway and in the city......
     
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    I run Alcans and was afraid that the combination of soft springs and no sway bar would result in poor driving characteristics...maybe because I come from riding two wheels, but I find my rig much more drivable without the sway bar...
     
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    Ok, I think I may disconnect it, and take it out to see how it is...It should drive fine right? I do drive a decent amount of highway, sometimes at 70-75, but mostly around 50-60mph..if it matters, I`m running 4" springs up front on 33x14.5s soon to be 12.5s
     
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    I disconnected mine and wired it out of place, and after just a few drives, I ditched it...I run 6"inches of lift on 38's...no problem so far...


    One exception to the above. The nose does dive slightly more under hard braking.
     
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    Does that have any negative effects???

    I just took out the two bolts holding it on on the axle end, so i`ll take a drive later on to see how it goes....
     
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    Nah..try it out...report back...
     
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    will do...
     

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