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Extended sway bar end link

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by darth_bronchioles, May 12, 2024.

  1. May 12, 2024 at 6:10 PM
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    darth_bronchioles

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    So today is a maintenance day if you can't tell by my other thread. I'm replacing my sway bar end links, and the ones that came off the truck are about 2 inches longer than the ones I bought (these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096O958Y based on several old threads I've seen here). Did I get the wrong ones? Does my truck have a lift the previous owner didn't tell me about? I'm pretty confused right now, the new ones don't even reach the sway bar. Is this just a matter of twisting the sway bar so it sits closer to the LCAs?

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  2. May 12, 2024 at 6:21 PM
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    It should plop right down on it, you need to do both sides at the same time.
     
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  3. May 12, 2024 at 6:29 PM
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    There won't be any issues with the shorter end links?
     
  4. May 12, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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    They appear to be correct, the comments all say 4x4 3.4 taco.
     
  5. May 12, 2024 at 6:34 PM
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    Any idea why the previous owner might have installed the extended ones? Is there a way I can check for a lift I didn't know about? I'd rather not find myself in a ditch 2,000 miles down the road of something goes wrong.
     
  6. May 12, 2024 at 6:47 PM
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    Nano909

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    Extended end links push the sway bar towards the ground and it acts like a sway bar disconnect, but without actually disconnecting it.
     
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  7. May 13, 2024 at 5:57 PM
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    I had one break on the road, besides it getting bound up when turning, it drove fine until I replaced it that day. meaning, it breaking on you wont throw you in a ditch, at least not my experience. :cheers
     
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