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Old 02-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #21
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Everyone on here failed to recignize that you do have a 6in lift with an aftermarket suspension. Most of the guys running an upgraded suspension have removed their sway bar at one point in time. Spend an hour or two removing it and drive around for a couple days. If you dont like it put it back on. but if i were to guess, i doubt you will put it back on.
An hour or two to remove it ?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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An hour or two to remove it ?
I think he meant 7-8 minutes. Lol
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #23
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I think he meant 7-8 minutes. Lol
Yeah I thought maybe he meant after a 18 pack and using needle nose pliers .
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #24
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Looks pretty even on both situations Yes.. No... I do wheel when possible. I think i will try it off for a few days .
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Well shit. With 6 inches of lift you know he isn't wheeling hard enough to need the sway bar removed.
You are ??
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #26
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I took mine off, but will be putting it back on. My question is...does the sway bar affect the alignment of the front in any way? I'm thinking not...
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #27
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I took mine off, but will be putting it back on. My question is...does the sway bar affect the alignment of the front in any way? I'm thinking not...
it doesn't...

Take the sway bar off when wheeling, and put it back on when done
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #28
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it doesn't...

Take the sway bar off when wheeling, and put it back on when done
Thx, yep its what I was planning to do
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #29
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Thinking about taking mine off for a couple days, If I hit a small pothole when I'm up on logging roads it feels like I hit a brick wall.
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One main thing to remember. Taking it off and test driving for a few days isn't going to give you any real world experience of what the sway bar is meant to do. If you end up in a situation where your traveling at a higher speed and need to turn sharply then you will eperience the difference and possibly end up rolling the truck.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #33
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I don't drive my truck for long distances, farthest place I drive my truck is only 20 minutes away. and I don't drive my truck like an idiot.
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I would never remove the sway bar unless you have an upgraded suspension that provides more stability than stock.

For a street driven truck the sway bar provides a good deal of roll resistance.

Offroad it makes the suspension harsher over uneven terrain and limits articulation

The insurance argument is nonsense. Nearly everything we do to modify these trucks ultimately makes them less safe. Bigger tires, lifts, added weight, bumpers, can all potentially affect vehicle safety. Unless you do something illegal to your truck, insurance is no issue.

I took mine off as many have, and I like it much better. It's still one of the better handling 4x4s I've owned. I would not suggest that anyone else do it, as that is a personal choice.
Hey so if you're going off roading it's smart to disconnect the links?
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I've heard for safety purposes you should keep it on.
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Hey so if you're going off roading it's smart to disconnect the links?
You have to remove the entire sway bar on these truck, you can't just disconnect the links or you are likely to damage your CV boots because of the way the sway bar is routed.
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