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Who drives without their front swaybar? POST PICS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running a 4" RC lift and 35s on my DD K10. Our trucks are notorious for barely flexing up front so I'm thinking of running without my front sway just for improved flex.

    I was wondering who here runs without sways, and how much more flex up front do you get, also how is the handling?
     
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    81jimmyslt 1/2 ton status

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    Absolutely improves flex. Gives you more body roll when turning, but just drive it like a truck not a Camaro.

    I threw mine a way, or you can get a quick disconnect kit from ORD.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I dumped mine when I lifted the truck, and she rode just fine. 4" front springs, RC's, I think. Didn't flex for crap, but that was the RC's fault.

    When I went to front 52"s, the springs are much flexier ... OTOH, she nosedives in corners, but I didn't build her as a DD.

    I would dump the swaybar in an instant on your setup. The ORD discos are nice -- I actually bought some -- but with stiff springs, superfluous. I ended up selling mine, brand new in the box, to a member here.

    -- A
     
  4. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Throw the swaybar away. I bought the discos and after the second time of removing them, I removed the swaybar.
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I too ditched mine when I liftd the K5. I drive some seriously winding roads and was worried about excessive body roll. But I was pleasantly surprised to notice very little difference.
     
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    Trucks never had them until later years.I don`t notice much difference,either way on the road.My`91`Burb has 4" EZ-Rides and I kept the sway bar with spacers.I notice a big diff in my shock settings(9000RSXs).My`72 K2500 Sierra had one added.It`s got stock springs and 33s.I can`t tell any difference from others I`ve had.My`72 Highlander has 6" EZ-Rides and 35s.It rides nice and stable w/o a sway bar,flexes nice.
     
  7. Ben B.

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    Awesome! That puppy will definitely be coming off.
     
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    My '69 never had one, and I can't really tell a difference vs. trucks that do have one.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    What do you consider "later years"?

    GM has used sway bars on every 73 and later truck/blazer/burb
    I'm not sure about the 1st gen stuff in 4wd mode but GM used them on 2wd's since as early as 1960. :confused:
     
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    Toss it !!!! I think my 'burb actually handles BETTER on the street too !!!
     
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    I have not had a swaybar for 5+ years no problems. I have a 4" lift & 37's. I dd'ed my truck for most of those years without a swaybar. Take it off and don't look back.

    Harley
     
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    hidesertwheelin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I threw my swaybar in the trash also.
     
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    I threw mine away after my lift and can't tell the differece.
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    when i had mine on just a few weeks ago i couldnt get the front to budge really. just all in the rear and now i can do this!
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    AND THIS!
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    Say bye bye to teh swaybar...
     
  16. Ben B.

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    Oh crap! You're totally tucking 35s w/ 6" lift! I'm gonna ahve to do some trimming when I take my sway off. What kinda springs are you using btw? What kinda exhaust tips are those too.



    EVERYONE else post flex pics.
     
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    I run mine on the street, but then again, my Burb has a side to side sway/leaning problem, maybe the weight or something, i dunno,,,,

    so i bought a set of the ORD swaybar disconnects, dissconnect it when wheelin, make a world of difference without it, just not very friendly on the road,,,,,for me
     
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    sarasotausmc 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got mine still, and ORD disconnect......

    In the back seat!

    I was worried about getting rid of mine for a long time, so got the disconnect. Only problem with those is that you have to remember to RECONNECT. I have forgotten too reconnect so many times that I was finally convinced to toss the swaybar. I might have the disconnect in the for sale forums soon.

    Ditching the sway bar is a good idea, you are getting alot of good advice. Make sure you hold onto it until you're comfortable without it.
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    dude i just tossed it without even thinkin about it. i think if i remember correctly they are procomp springs from the PO. they number on em is like 11211 or something, maybe somebody has a better idea of what they actually are. i had never had any good flex before so i never took a pic. after was like night and day. theyre ok on road and the exhaust tips are from pepboys i think.
     
  20. muddermilitia

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    OO a chance to be a pic whore!!!
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    And here's my favorite, who needs to dissconnect your swaybar when you got this much body and frame flex. lol!!
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