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Front sway bar relocate kit... Needed for a lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TX RPO, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    TX RPO

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    I've got Icon front coilovers ready to put on but I don't have the sway bar relocate kit. I'll more than likely buy them but what's the reason for them and what would happen if I didn't use them with the truck lifted 3" with the coilovers?

    Also lets say when I get my spindles.. I "lower" my coilovers back down and lift the truck with the spindles. Will I need the sway bar relocate kit then??

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=118&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Try it. After a couple weeks you'll be able to see if your sway bar is bumping your springs, because the paint at the contact point will wear off and youll have (maybe) a clank over some bumps.

    If so, then run the relocate.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Oh so it's not something that is NEEDED for the lift... I'll put them on anyway, since i'll have the truck apart. Do they come in different thickness's or all the same? If they are all the same... What do people do with a 6-8 inch lift?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:25 AM
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    You'll more than likely need them and i def wouldn't let them rub the shock and potentially damage anything! Or.........u could get rid of that sway bar altogether, it just gets in the way lol!
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:32 AM
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    I have icons and it is needed or the sway won't bolt up because it hits
    Your other option is lose the sway bar entirely which a ton of people do anyways
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:56 AM
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    Yep.... Bought a 3" Toytec ultimate lift and the package came with the relocation clamps. You will notice like stated in posts above mine, things will be worn or... You won't be able to put the swaybar back in its original position because your coilovers will be in the way.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 at 4:06 AM
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    Was interested in getting these as well, anyone know if they will be needed / recommended with the OME coils in the front?
     
  8. Dec 7, 2011 at 4:20 AM
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    Good question. Subbed for answer
     
  9. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    I have the full OME set up and I had to put them on since when I go over bumps my sway bar hit the bottom of the coils.
     
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    I need to get them and i have eibachs wrapped around 5100s
     
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    Looks like I will be placing an order for them. Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    It occus to me that if you got 2.5" diameter coilovers, you will need the sway bar relocate kit.

    All it does is provide extra space between the bar and the spring.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    yeah I've noticed a lot of people have removed theirs, why is that? more articulation for crawling? do people still have the sway bar if they baja or DD their tacoma? I still drive my truck on the streets and like the safety aspect of it lol...
     
  14. Dec 7, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    DD I would keep it on for sure.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Loose the sway bar you'll will hardly tell the diference
    [​IMG]
     
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    What kind did you get?
     
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    Is that independent flex a result of loosing the sway bar?
     
  18. Dec 7, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    It allows greater flex because it allows each to work totally independent of each other, the sway bar restricts it greatly. There are some pictures that demonstrate this in action alot better then my picture...
     
  19. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    I like how it flexes like that but will I benifit from removing the sway bar while bajaing?
     
  20. Dec 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    I honestly dont know not to many sand dunes and desert running in South East Texas lol.
     
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