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Pros and Cons of Sway bar removal on 2nd gen

View Poll Results: Should i remove my swaybar?
Hell yes take it off! 70 53.44%
You wont really see a difference. 10 7.63%
I wouldnt do it. 41 31.30%
Whatever you do dont take it off! 10 7.63%
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #21
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Sway bars are like condoms... With the sway bar on you feel safer... Without the sway bar the ride feels better.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #22
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Im gonna to get my coilovers on next week, i think i will leave it off and see how i like it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #23
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There is a noticeable body roll when my wife drives.....lol! She swerves anytime someone touches there brake. You just have to remember its off and the stearing is more sensitive. It makes the truck feel smoother in all other aspects and not so stiff up front! I would only remove it if you offroad. If its a street queen its not worth it.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:03 AM   #24
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I like mine off. Usually I can pull to one side then yank to the other and my truck will do a full barrel roll and land on all four tires to keep driving like nothing happend.
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I like mine off. Usually I can pull to one side then yank to the other and my truck will do a full barrel roll and land on all four tires to keep driving like nothing happend.
Did you double tap z?
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:38 AM   #26
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I like mine off. Usually I can pull to one side then yank to the other and my truck will do a full barrel roll and land on all four tires to keep driving like nothing happend.
Vid or it didnt happen
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #27
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I still think someday I may fab up an off-road disconnect for it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:10 AM   #28
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i drove a FJ with some old DR coilovers and some TC arms with out the sway bar and i really liked it. I race alot and i really like to get a good "road feel" and use the weight transfer to get more bite. On the fj, it has a much higher COG than the 2nd Gens and i thought it was great. the only thing i felt was it pulled left or right on the fwy, but that could of been his tires and his alignment.

i did the same thing on my 3500 crew cab dodge, and i really liked it but it sucked for towing. cornering on the twistys or even around town felt good although the GF didnt like it.

i vote try it, and you will like it. in the snow the sway bar will induce a spin out, with the sway bar off it may help get the weight to the outside tires to help get more bite?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:22 AM   #29
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Did you double tap z?
that or R. Wonder how many shots he was able to dodge. Hope he went through the three gold circles too!

I love my ride without the sway bar. Feels more free and off road is bitchin without it. If ya don't off road much, leave it on. My girlfriend, who is shy and quiet, was a little afraid of driving it without the sway bar, but since she has, she says she can hardly tell the difference since she's not a crazy driver or anything.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #30
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I'm running Icon Extended Travel COs and no swaybar. Tried a moose test at 40 mph today. The amount of body roll when swerving back was scary.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:41 AM   #31
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I'm running Icon Extended Travel COs and no swaybar. Tried a moose test at 40 mph today. The amount of body roll when swerving back was scary.
maybe the weight of your bumper caused the great amount of body roll compared to a stock or tubed bumper which doesnt weigh much?
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Sway bars are like condoms... With the sway bar on you feel safer... Without the sway bar the ride feels much better.
ive read this somewhere on here haha
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:26 PM   #33
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maybe the weight of your bumper caused the great amount of body roll compared to a stock or tubed bumper which doesnt weigh much?
The bumper isn't much compared to the weight of the engine (366 lb) and myself (220 lb).
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:52 PM   #35
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Has anyone actually measured the downward wheel travel increase from taking the sway bars off?

Certainly depends on the shock...for instance, what's the delta between the sway bar length and:

1. Stock shock length
2. OME shock length
3. King or Icon length

Anyone know?
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I've had mine off for two months or so now. I can take turns at a descent speed still, to the limit of tires actually. Sure you get more body roll on the highway but the only time it feels a little out of control is when you weave back and forth repetatively, and when do you ever do that in normal driving? Like someone said before, it feels weird at first as if one tire hits a pothole it will yank your car that way more abruptly. As long as you always have a firm hand on the wheel you should be fine. BTW, I drive 75 + - daily in Vegas, so abrupt manuevers have been made! Sorry my spelling sucks....
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:50 PM   #37
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How about for guys that have a LT set up? Is the sway the same for them? Mostly asking about the Allpro kit.
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I would be concerned with having an accident and the swaybar become a legal advantage for the other driver.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #39
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Installed my coilovers today I ended up taking off the swaybar and so far so good.
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Has anyone actually measured the downward wheel travel increase from taking the sway bars off?

Certainly depends on the shock...for instance, what's the delta between the sway bar length and:

1. Stock shock length
2. OME shock length
3. King or Icon length

Anyone know?
they would all have to be at exactly the same ride height to compare anything
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