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Anybody driving around without their sway bar?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by The Traveler, May 14, 2012.

  1. May 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    dad32509

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    :laugh: You know how California is! Damn people dont know how to drive!
     
  2. May 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Ditch it. Took mine off and it's far more comfortable when you hit pot holes and the like. Allows the individual tires to cycle instead of shaking the whole vehicle to shit.

    But I also have no qualm ramming shit with my truck.


    [​IMG]

    ^The front of a vehicle that does not do deer avoidance.
     
  3. May 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    Don't the onramps in socal have traffic lights on them?
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    dad32509

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    They do but they only use them in the mornings or afternoons for rush hour traffic
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Also frwy interchanges, those are fun! As long as there's no traffic. :turtleride:
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    I've had mine off for a while now, on stock suspension and lifted with 886 ome's. Stock there was significantly more sway on hard turns, but also significantly smoother on road and especially off road. With stiffer aftermarket suspension the sway is equal to stock with a swaybar, but still have the smoothness of no swaybar. As for close calls, I can't recall any, but I think it is because people are scurred of getting hit by my bumper...
     
  7. May 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    check my build
    ditch it! i love it without mine:D worst comes to worst, u dont like it and just throw it back on
     
  8. May 15, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    I dont think I ever saw a moose yet in socal. Do it! All the cool kids do it here, lol. Just try it for a week and if you dont like the extra body roll then put it on. Rides like butter on dirt though.
     
  9. May 15, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    jonny

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    Going to assume the FJ is slightly more top heavy that the tacoma lol
    Had mine off for over a year now and do not miss it...Unless I am falling behind from the pack heading up the mountain for camping/wheeling :anonymous:

    Just have to adjust to it. (fox mid travel kit here) the coilovers kind of compensate for the lack of sway bar
     
  10. May 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    Thanks for all the standpoints...I think the sway bar stays on for now...

    I will be getting some armor soon, and I think I'll be much more comfortable after installing a heavy duty front bumper. Deciding between Demello's 3 hoop or TJM's new 3 hoop.

    For the record, I also have no qualms with ramming something with my truck, only as long as the truck, and I more importantly won't be shredded to pieces because of it.
     
  11. May 15, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    Be careful...
    Leveling kit/spacer lift + plate bumper + winch+ big dip =
    [​IMG]
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    wasn't fun. Hope you plan on beefin up the suspension too. Then you can ditch the swaybar :laugh:
     
  12. May 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    What are you trying to say? Your sway bar is on.
     
  13. May 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    :laugh:
    yea...after going fox's on all 4 corners...ditched the spacer lift & sway bar :p

    Saw that OP has a leveling kit and wants a plate bumper.
    :eek:
     
  14. May 15, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    I will be working on the suspension before getting the bumper. I've seen way too many of these photos...lol
     
  15. May 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    This does not count, has New Mexico plates on it...
     
  16. May 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    without getting too technical, a spacer lift makes the suspension bottom out before the stock bump stops, so a hard hit would bottom out the shocks metal to metal, either blowing them, or snapping the rod ends as show. :thumbsup:
     
  17. May 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    hit that dip....laughed a little...
    noticed the fj had the compton lean....cried a little...
    :rofl:
     
  18. May 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    insurance wise though, lets say sway bar is off and you wreck.... are they going to cover you?
     
  19. May 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    Dont think so
     
  20. May 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    They cover:
    drunks
    dip shits with blacked out lights
    stupid people on phones
    idiots texting
    people tailgating
    cars with tinted windows
    cars with lights out

    I mean really.... :rolleyes:
     
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