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Front sway bar end links

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dorkknight, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Nov 20, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    dorkknight

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    Needing to replace my sway bar end links. OEM or aftermarket? I usually go with OEM on most parts. Just not sure if it’s necessary for the end links. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    I don't think this is one of those parts where it really matters. Find them from rockauto or where ever and don't think twice. Probably find them at a junk yard for $5 (guessing). Buying cheap ones won't cause your truck to explode on the highway like perhaps a more critical part might.

    These are trucks, not sports cars. The only time you're probably putting a lot of stress on them is when off road, and you should just take them off for off roading anyway.

    Depending on if you go wheelin or not, you might consider an aftermarket quick disconnect.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    I've only got a 2 inch lift. I haven't seen any quick disconnect that are angled like the OEM.
     
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    I think they're out there, but are expensive. Probably best to make your own. I considered doing that, but was too lazy, so I just took the swaybar off entirely, lol...

    This guy has a lot of good info on general taco stuff, and rolls a 1st gen.

    http://bajataco.com/tech/
     
  5. Nov 20, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks. I'll check it out.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2017 at 9:31 AM
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    I keep seeing people using these, or ones similar. Mine are angle on both ends. Do you have a different type of sway bar?
     
  8. Nov 20, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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    Yeah, they changed up the angle at the ends from 98-00 to 01-04

    The holes at the end of the 98-00 sway bar align vertically whereas the holes on the 01-04 align horizontally.

    Does that makes sense?

    EDIT, like this:

    98-00:

    [​IMG]

    01-04 (may not be a Tacoma but same orientation):

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Nov 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Yeah it does. Do they make quick disconnects for the horizontal? I can’t seem to find any.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    Anybody know which bushing set I need to get, with regard to my sway bar diameter? 27, 26, or 25? I have a 99 Prerunner v6, oem sway bar as far as I know. Also ordering the Preforged 11310179 end links from RockAuto.

    I'm still waiting for my FSM to come it, so not sure where else to find this info.

    Thanks!


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  13. Sep 29, 2020 at 9:34 PM
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    Both my 98 and 04 are 27mm.

    Just check the bushings. They are stamped on the side with size.
     
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    Ok, thanks. That’s super helpful.
    I am away from my truck on work assignment for the next couple of weeks, and was trying to get some parts ordered for when I get back.
    Hopefully I can get a friend to crawl under there and check for me lol.
     

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