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Anyone Have Sway Bar Specs?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Cooter, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    Cooter

    Cooter [OP] New Member

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    Somehow my sway bar contacted my driver side cv axle. The link is bent and the cv axle boot is all torn up. I can't tell if my sway bar is bent or not by eye, and I'm looking for the specs online to make sure. I suspect I might have some more serious issues though.

    2003 Ext Cab 4WD 3.4L V6
     
  2. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    Underdog777

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    Pretty much everyone is going to run through here telling you to take it off and leave it off. It's the right thing to do.

    As far as specs I can't help you off the top of my head. Usually I go with "if it doesn't look right, it's wrong".

    edit: welcome to Tacoma World.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Cooter

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    I am lifted 6". People are telling me running without a sway bar makes the truck "dive" into corners pretty hard, especially lifted trucks. Since the link is bent on my driver side, I have noticed a pretty significant difference when turning, hitting speed bumps, potholes, etc. I would really rather fix the problem instead of just leaving the sway bar off, although the cheapest one I found is about $150 online.

    If I just knew the distance from end to end, that would help alot. But I guess I have to take mine off and find one at a junk yard to hold it up to then?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Underdog777

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    The "dive" isn't that bad. While I'm not lifted six inches I can safely say that in day-to-day driving you won't roll your truck, and you Cadillac around turns. If you wheel it, your making one less part to get fubar.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    Cooter

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    It's the Fabtech 6" kit.
    I took the bar off for now, and it really isn't as bad as others were saying. It started snowing, so I guess I'll deal with it next weekend. Thanks anyway guys.
     
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