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UPDATED PLEASE HELP Unhooked the swaybar and.....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87BrnRsd, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    I finally got around to putting the holder under the bumpstop to hold the swaybar out of the way with ord's quick disconnect system. I disconnected the swaybar today. I have done it before when offroad so I new what tthe offroad benefits were. Actually, it doesnt really flex that much better with the swaybar unhooked. But I did notice that it rode much much better on the road. Damn, it's like a whole new truck on the street. Almost like a cadillac now with the bds front springs and the stock rears with shackle flip.
    -Harrison
     
  2. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    I dunno, with my Burb (and that can be the reason) /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif mine sways side to side damn near the whole time i'm drivin down the road, especially when i hit bumps, /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif i do know what you mean about the ride quality, mine did soften up quite abit, /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif just wish it didn't sway.

    As far as the flex,,,well mine is a heck of alot more without the swaybar hooked, i was really surprised when i did a flex test with it on a rock and i got out to look at the travel the wheels were doing, i actually could have gone up alittle higher if the rock was larger.

    Guess i need to try it on one of those ramps. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    Check out my pictures in the members rides area. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    Ditching the swaybar was one of the best things I ever did. All benefits, no cost.
     
  4. pauly383

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    I had more flex wit it unhooked also, enough for me to FINALLY rub a bit with it /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. Resurrection_Joe

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    I think a burb would have enough mass over a K5 to make it sway quite a bit more, and its high and back from the sway bar too.

    I took mine off ages ago, liked it, then sawed the brakets off. Anyone else try and completely remove the swaybar and all brakcets and have a hell of a time?
     
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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    all the bar does is keep the rig level on turns,

    thats all its for

    anti-sway*

    good luck
     
  7. justhorsinaround

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    I'm still kinda out on the opinion of not havin the sway bar. It doesn't really bother me all that much (haven't towed yet however) but I'm afraid that the sway might could affect Jenn as she doesn't drive the truck that much at all. Just a thought. Good luck to y'all in the future.

    Allan
     
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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    Maybe your springs are still too new or your shocks/break lines are too short to get the bennifet, but when I removed the sway bar I got a LOT more movement.
     
  9. Jonny-K5

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    i've got alot more flex in my blazer as well. and i can sure tell when its unhooked on the road. it sways quiet a bit around the corners. i've got 3" TC ez rides so maybe that makes a difference. plus i like to take corners fairly fast. your shocks are probly too short or the BDS are not broken in and too stiff.
     
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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

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    but I'm afraid that the sway might could affect Jenn as she doesn't drive the truck that much at all.

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    Allan, I'd more worried about her driving the truck after you get the rear locker. It pulls sometimes and you gotta watch it. Just a thought, I like you guys and want you safe. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. 87BrnRsd

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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    Sorry that I havent been on to update in a while but my computer hasnt been working right. I have noticed the truck likes to sway in the corners a little more, but its not too much for me to care about. I finally got around to really going to a good flexing place last night to really test out the flex, and I was very surprised. The truck flexed 100% better. But I do have a problem now. I wasnt even near full flex, and the front tires are hitting the inner fenders. I know I could just take them out, but I dont like the idea of mud, and road debris getting into the engine compartment that easily. Plus, everything inside the engine compartment that is mounted to the top of the wheel well would have to be moved, and I dont really have the fabrication skills or tools to do that. Is there any way to get around having to remove the whole inner fender, or does it all have to come out? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    Re: Unhooked the swaybar and.....

    USE A BFH TO GET THE INNER FENDERWELL OUT OF THE TIRES WAY-THATS WHAT I DID
     

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