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Track bars or Sway bars?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slicer4559, May 22, 2006.

  1. slicer4559

    slicer4559 Registered Member

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    Hi all, I have a 79 GMC Jimmy, with a 10inch suspension lift and 3inch body lift, the axles have 4.56 gears and running on 38inch mickey thompson baja ATZ's, I was thinking about building and putting on trackbars, but by the time I got it all fabbed up and mounted I'd lose to much clearance between the springs and frame rails, so I'm thinking about using a good stout anti sway bar instead to eliminate more of the tracking and swaying i have. Anyone here have any input on the matter, or maybe a decent set of plans on making and mounting trackbars so i keep all my clearances?. Anything will be appreciated. email me if it makes it easier. b_keller46@yahoo.com. Thanks
     
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    Welcome to ck5. What are you trying to build this truck to do?
     
  3. slicer4559

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    Its mostly an on road rig, 85% asphault, 15% offroad, so i'm tryin to get the wandering out of it, the new tires took care of 90% of it. so i got to get rid of most of the rest of it, so the wife dont freak!, when she drives it....lol.
     
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    have you had it aligned since the lift?
     
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    With that much lift, I would think the springs would control sway motion fairly well. For me the sway bar took too much flex away, and with 4" springs it drives well enough without a sway bar.
     
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    no, i havent, but i'm guessin, that to get it to come out right, you'd have to have the knuckle pivots cut off and rotated back into postion, i have 6degree shims in the front, and rear to help the drivelines out. it seems when on a good street, it drives just fine, but when you get on a well worn road is when i have the problems.
     
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    hi mouse, even though the front springs have poly bushings, theres like almost half an inchof poly sticking out each side , so even though there new, and 10inches of lift, you'll still get a fair amount of flex.
     

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