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Old 07-29-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Sway bar + coilover adjustment

Does the sway bar have an effect on the coilovers when adjusting them? It seems I have the passenger side adjusted way down and the driver's side way up and the passenger side is still about a 1/2" higher than the drivers. It seems like no matter how much I adjust either side it's still off by 1/2" Anyone have the same problem?
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he said though it does not matter how much he adjusts it, that i stays the same. This makes no sense however. All I can say is either crank up the driver side more or lower the passenger side. DO one turn up on the driver side and do one turn down on the passenger side until it is level.

I have almost twice as much thread showing on driver side as I do my passenger side.
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Taco Lean? If that's the case you should contact chris4x4 he makes a spacer to help correct that.
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Taco Lean? If that's the case you should contact chris4x4 he makes a spacer to help correct that.
He's got adjustable coilovers- no need for the spacer- Just needs to keep working on the adjustments to get it right...it will be a big difference between the two sides... but that should do it...
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Thanks guys, I got it to within 1/8" difference. You guys are correct when you say you have to have twice as much thread showing on the driver's side. I ended up doing like three turns down to one turn up between the two sides to get them even. In the beginning I wasn't cranking them enough to make a difference after settlement.

The adjusting part is just a slight pain in the ass - jack up truck, adjust both sides, drive around the block check heights again, jack up, adjust some more, etc. After all that check again after a few days and it was different again. Repeat process till it gets closer.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:56 PM   #7
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I had an 07 TRD Off-Road & I traded it in because I couldn't figure out a slight sway in the truck. This happened after the hubs froze to the drum--therefore holding the truck in place. I bumped the rpms up to 2.5 then instantly the truck jumped forward while being in 4-wheel drive and it has been swaying at high & low speeds (It seems the hesitation in the turning causes the swaying). I noticed a lot of wear on the outside edges of the front tires. Numerous dealers have told me that nothing was wrong; "I feel something different". Now my 2009 TRD off-road is exhibiting the same behavior... It was perfect when I bought it but after towing a boat the 1st time, while being 4-wheel. I accessed firm ground-on a flat surface, and stopped the truck so that I could put it back in 2wd. I noticed the sway from then on (again)... Ps, it's not the alignment.
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what do you mean by sway? rocking back and forth or side to side? How did your hubs freeze to the drum? maybe backing it up into salt water a lot had something to do with it. not moving until you hit 2.5k in gear and then lurching forward seems like something was frozen in place.
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how were you towing you boat into the water?


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Old 08-01-2009, 01:44 PM   #10
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how were you towing you boat into the water?


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