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Swaybar, removal or relocate?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ronnie4wd, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Ronnie4wd

    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    With a 4"lift what do you /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif?
    I use my K5 both on and off road.
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Whick springs are you running up front? I run Superlift and they are stiff enough that I run no swaybar without any ill effects /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif No swaybar really helps out suspension articulation try it and see how it handles.
     
  3. Ronnie4wd

    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks I think I´ll try without it .I don´t know what springs it is but they are real stiff.Don´t think it´s street legal here in Sweden without it /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif but who cares /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif.
     
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    Ditch it and don't look back. The swaybar is usless. I run fairly soft springs up front (BDS) and my Jimmy rides just fine. My suspension setup is: 5.5 BDS ALL-spring suspension & 1" ORD Bodylift on my 37's it I have noticed nothing drastic in how the Jimmy handles without the swaybar.
     
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    yeah, try and run ur rig a week without it onroad and see what you think. Only problem i can forsee is if u had Tuffcountry ez rides... spring rate is sooo low on them u might be taking corners at 2.5 mph and still feel like ur gonna roll. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    As long as you take all the mounts off and try to make it look like there wasnt one ever there, i dont think theyll bother you.
     
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    ORD disconnects!

    They will compensate for the lift as well as allow you to disconnect it when you go off road...but you will still have it for the drive back on those twisty mt. roads.
     
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    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thankyou for all the answers.I went the cheap and fast way:removed and thrown in the corner for future use,went for a short ride and couldn´t feel any difference /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.
     
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    Don't try to corner like a sports car or an idiot and you won't need it at all.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ORD disconnects!

    They will compensate for the lift as well as allow you to disconnect it when you go off road...but you will still have it for the drive back on those twisty mt. roads.

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    Agreed! 4" BDS springs up front, BIG difference on country roads (AKA Indiana Highways)
    I had the sway bar connected direct and it was OK
    Took off the sway bar... Not a fun ride
    Installed the Disconnects... WORLD of DIFFERENCE! Even better than the sway bar connected direct to the spring plates /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Yeah cause that bar binds like crazy in a lifted truck without the disconnect. I can't wait to ditch mine.
     
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    I pulled my sway-bar off to get used to it, looking forward to putting my D60 on w/ crossover.

    I accidently left my Rancho 9000's dialed to "2" for about a week after offroading, and it was SCARY. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    After I realized my shocks weren't set right I dialed them up to "4". Now I really like how it rides. The front is softer, and takes bumps better.

    It did increase body roll, but with the shocks turned up it is tolerable.

    The sad part is that the front is stiffer than the back. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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