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Anybody driving around without their sway bar?

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

  1. May 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    The Traveler

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    I was thinking the same thing...that's what insurance is for. I'm not paying them $2500/year so they can fix my plastic bumper for $500 every time granny forgets to look behind her as she's backing up.
     
  2. May 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Agree, but the only difference here is that the sway bar controls the "sway" of the truck and minimizes roll-over..

    All of those things you listed have absolutely nothing to do with the actual driving of a vehicle, they affect visibility and driver ignorance.

    That being said, insurance most likely will not cover you when you have a sway-bar removed..

    I personally have mine off but thats my choice, if your concerns are with legalities and insurance, keep it on...
     
  3. May 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.

    :rofl: i like that excuse
     
  4. May 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Best Idea ive ever heard!
     
  5. May 22, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Taken from vwVortex.com forums...

    :rofl:
     
  6. May 23, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Tinted windows make it darker and harder to see so if by saying vision has nothing to do with actual driving you need to get your eyes checked again Ray Charles :D Last time I drove my vision was pretty important.

    Ok then Ill revise it for the nit pickers :rolleyes:

    Do they cover:
    trucks with larger tires
    trucks with lifts
    trucks with aftermarket bumpers
    trucks with engine performance enhancements
    trucks with frame modifications (sliders, suspension upgrades, etc.)

    As long as you don't kill someone the adjuster isn't going to investigate your truck like it was in a crime scene - that's what the police are for.

    Lets all get real here and stop being so god damned paranoid.
     
  7. May 23, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    What does tinted windows have to do with the actual mechanics of the truck?

    Do me a favor and call your insurance rep and let us all know what he says.

    I have no problem being proven wrong, but with real facts and information.
     
  8. May 23, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    Well-Where are your facts?? You said "likely will not cover" - based on what??


    Not to mention -Tint and blacked out lights are illegal but still regularly get covered by insurance companies.
     
  9. May 23, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    Sorry-I didn't qualify. There are tint levels (like less than 20% in NM) that are illegal, much like tail tint levels that are (in most states- I don't feel like looking with NM laws right now- but some tint is usually ok-murdered out usually is not) and those clowns still get covered when they have accidents.
     
  10. May 23, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    Based off of common sense, when you (including myself) remove the sway bar, you are taking off a safety feature that prevents roll-overs.

    It is very likely that most insurance companies will still cover you, but if they find that your accident was due to something you removed or your insurance rep is a dousche...

    ...well you shit outta luck

    all in all i dont really give a shit if my truck gets covered or not. I love having the sway bar off!
     
  11. May 23, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    HAHAHAHAHA nice!
     
  12. May 23, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    I think you are missing my point- You and I agree that the insurance companies pay out for "stupid" choices by the drivers so the sway bar is no big deal.
    Personally-IDGAF if you remove your tails or use black paint on your windows, until you hit me or my family. It's your ride- Do what you want.
     
  13. May 23, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    Why are you nit picking over bullshit?

    I know I'm right. Look at the people on TW who crash and read their threads. I have crashed modified vehicles where the only thing that was stock was the body and INSURANCE COVERED 100%.
    Engine...new
    tranny...new
    rear...new
    suspension...new



    This....^^^

    At least when I'm a dick and bicker I'm right....this guy is just throwing shit at the wall and hoping it sticks.
     
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    :notsure:

    I had people popping in and out of my office so my screen is constantly getting hidden and I must have missed it.
     
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    lol.
    maybe you should be working and not on TW. :p
     
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    Yupp your right! :thumbsup: good job! Haha
     
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    i have the 730 pound procomp springs on my regular cab and i have not had a sway bar on my tuck since the kit was installed a year ago. at least with my regular cab i can't even tell a difference.

    now when i had taken the sb off before i had my suspension upgraded it was freaking scary waaay to much body roll and i wouldn't recommend it to anyone. but, depending your set up it may or may not be a good idea there is only one way to tell.

    i tested my truck on a back road with zero traffic and actually tried to replicate an emergency correction and mine seemed to handle it fine the way its currently set up my .02
     
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