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Enjoying Sway A Way Racerunners

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 916 YATES, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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    916 YATES

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    Really noticing improved ride with my Sway A Way Racerunners after a one week break in period. Truck rides like a well tuned sports car. I failed to read the directions, mixed up the lower front shock bushings(put the longer of the two in back) had to remove the stabilizer bar. I am still debating wether I want to break it all down to flip the bushings and put the stabilizer bar back in. Will I get more articulation off road with out it? The Sway A Way kit was nice and complete(had I read the instructions). Waiting to address rear leafs to get a more plush feel out back. I am very satisfied with coil overs and shocks.:thumbsup:[​IMG]
     
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  2. May 2, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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  3. May 2, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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  5. May 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    tires and pics as soon as funds are available:D
     
  6. May 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    SAW 2.0 Coilovers Eibach 14" 650lb springs Camburg UCA's All pro expo springs OME rear shocks All pro front bumper All pro IFS skid All pro sliders SCS f5 matt black rims Lightforce blitz 240's
    I have the SAW 2.0's as well. How much lift do you have up front?

    I had a huge amount of preload just to get 2.5" of lift with a bumper and ifs skid

    [​IMG]

    Just rebuilt them and upgraded to new eibach coils 14" x 650lbs and have the same amount of lift but way less preload, ride super nice!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. May 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    got about 2" lift with stock upper control arms, need more caster to go higher, Light Racing control arms next for the front, leafs or add a leaf next out back.
     
  8. May 5, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    how many miles to rebuild? looks great with 14" coils
     
  9. May 5, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    I have rebuilt them twice now, bought them used unknown mileage and one started leaking after 20,000kms. Since then I put 60,000kms on them until I rebuilt them again last week.

    We have lots of gravel/sand/salt and grime on the roads so they have a pretty hard life, you should get more miles down south on yours. I would get the nitrogen checked/charged regularly (once a year?) as it looses pressure over time.

    If you end up putting steel bumper/skids on down the road I would recommend the 14" springs, they were fairly cheap from dsm and handle the extra weight well.
     
  10. May 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    Are you wanting to lift the rear also, or just try to improve the ride?
     
  11. May 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    SAW for the win I love my sway a aways.
     
  12. May 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    I am looking to gain 1.5 -2" of lift and soften the ride out back. I tow a trailer with dirt bikes and gear, guessing it is 2500 lbs. with 500 lb tounge weight. Saving for Light Racing UCA's so that I continue to go up in the front(@ 2" now). O.K. with slight rake or level when done.
     
  13. May 6, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Best bet out back would be our 3 Leaf HD AAL Set.
     
  14. May 6, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    gonna ride softer than stock set up? Was even thinking of softer 3 leaf -add a leaf and still run overload for towing? Which set up will give close to 1.5 for double cab long bed and soften the compression enough to be in the Sway A way's stroke enough? Or HD with out overload?
     
  15. May 6, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    these are sweet rear shocks, not using them properly jarring off initial hit with OEM leaf springs.
     
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    Well it is hard to have both soft ride and load capacity. But, yes the HD 3 leaf with the Overload removed. Should be about 1.5" of lift.
     
  17. May 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    Thanks Dan, I am gonna put these on my wish list.:D
     
  18. May 14, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    Yeah I had them on my 1st. gen and just loved them ! They where the old style where the rod came out of the top. I did get a squeak shortly after installing them. Did any of you guys get any squeaking out of yours? Never the less. I did love them a lot. :D
     
  19. May 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    I mixed up the lower bushings(put the long one in the back) and it squeaked like crazy rubbing on sway bar. took sway bar off till I have time to swap bushings around. Hopefully that will more coil over back enough to clear sway bar.
     
  20. May 14, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    Oh yeah I can see how that would make a difference. Mine where squeaking from the seal around shock shaft. Because the shaft was on top I put some grease around the shaft and it was gone. Just wondering if the new style have the same problem. Thanks for your reply.
     
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