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Dangers of not having a sway bar...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    What are the dangers of not having a sway bar? I dont go on the interstate alot, if so, its no more than 3-4 hours.

    And in Auburn you dont go very fast. your somewhere in about 10-15 minutes


    and can anyone find the writeup on how to remove it?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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  3. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    Danger would be more body roll. If you have to make an abrupt manuver, the truck is more likly to roll.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    FWIW, Its easy to remove. Take off the skid plate. 4 12mm bolts (2 on the driver side frame rail, and 2 on the passenger side) on the frame, then disco it from the spindle. Pull it free.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i wouldnt recommend removing it to anyone that isnt an advanced driver
     
  6. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2. Or a weekend off roader.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    InfidelTaco

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    Yah, i just took mine out recently. Theres definitely more roll when turning or changing lanes and feels unstable when ur going 90mph. It gets ur heart going real good,










    I like it.. . .. Mines staying off.

    G
     
  8. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    in this case, ill be adding more "sway bars" tomorrow
     
  9. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    :mad: Going 90 without a sway bar on a truck is pretty stupid. Ya think?
     
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    The sway bar links are bolted right? I cant remember how it looked.
    I can understand that. the highest speed in auburn is 55 MPh and thats going OUT towards 280
     
  11. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    shoot going interstate speed is wild enough
     
  12. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    i agree Chris.

    If ur not first, Ur last.

    How's this,


    DONT REMOVE YOUR SWAY BAR!!
     
  13. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Just worried about the safety of our members and the people who live around them. Tigerfan is correct, and as you found out, it creats an unstable rig on the road. If you disco the sway bar, re connect it for street use, or stay off the freeways. Last thing I want to read is you had a kid swerve into you, and you turned the wheel to avoid the colision, and rolled your rig. :)
     
  14. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    I'm not trying to sound like a dick....but look your 16 and probably not the most experienced driver out there. By removing the the sway bar to a rather large vehicle isn't the smartest move out there.

    It doesn't matter speed wise. You could take a corner at like 30 MPH and forget that you removed your sway bar and the truck begins to react in a way you are not used to and you over correct and you lose control of the vehicle.

    Remember you drive a PreRunner, the removal the sway bar isn't going to have a great affect on the offroading capabilities of your truck.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    .... derail the thread for a moment.. Do you still have your catalytic converter guards on your truck?
     
  16. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    I never got around to making them.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Solid Chris, i really dont drive that fast. I appreciate the concern.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Cool. Good to hear. :)
     
  19. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    No i was talking about stock guards
     
  20. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Not sure if I know what your talking about?
     
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