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Help... SAWs rubbing on sway bar!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jrloTACO, May 16, 2009.

  1. jrloTACO

    jrloTACO [OP] Member

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    hey gang... here's my dilemma. i just had SAWs coilovers installed. i noticed some squeaking so i looked underneath and on the driver's side (passenger side is fine), i found that the coil is butted right up against the sway bar. so i put some grease and that fixed the problem, no more squeaking.

    but i figure the grease will rub away eventually, so i need a permanent fix. i'm thinking i need new sway bar end links.

    anyone have any recommendations where i can get these?

    oh, i have a 2009 TRD Sport 4x4 DC LB.

    thanks all!
    jason
     
  2. Brunes

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    Try Toytec Lifts...They have a "relocate" kit. Some spacers to move the sway bar brackets away from the coils...
     
  3. jrloTACO

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    Sweet I'll check them out. Thanks.
     
  4. Brunes

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    No prob...I hope they will fix your rubbing issue!!
     
  5. dabighi

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    ya i noticed the same issue with my procomp kit. im just gonna relocate the sway bar.if i remember correctly the guys at icon told me id have to just forgot
     
  6. bajamoon

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    i have saw's with the relocate kit and it rubs on drivers side, fixed yesterday by takeing the sway bar off, soo much better.
     
  7. jrloTACO

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  8. Brunes

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    You'll get more body roll and sway during driving...but you CAN do it...It's personal preferance really...I wouldn't want to drive a lifted truck without one....but people do ::shrug::
     
  9. bajamoon

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    hey brunes have tried it, i waited a long time before i took it off, tested it getting on the freeway on ramp and not that bad, my 05 f150 had more body roll.
     
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    Some people like the softer feel. I have a scion tC in my drive way too...and that thing feels like it's on rails compared to the truck...and I still want to install a strut tower bar in front, strut braces in back, and an upgraded sway bar kit. I REALLY like stick to the road.

    It's a personal choice...I like them...but it's all about what you are comfortable with I guess...
     
  11. dabighi

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    ya im not a big fan of the body roll.ordered the relocation kit from toytec. like 30 bucks all together. only problem is im at the station the next 3 days so i cant install it yet. guess good thing is that i wont have to drive while im at the station either.
     
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    the relocater kit did not help mine at all, it would still rub the coilover.
     
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    do SAW still carry their replacement sway bar? i know when the c/o first came out they included a sway bar with the coilovers but then switched to the relocating kit later on
     
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    don't know, i have not seen it.
     
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    This is what came before the relocating kit
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  16. ldanny

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    i just got back from camburg and got the kit.. it was only $20. So if you are in Socal, just drop by there.
     
  17. bajamoon

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    got my sway bar relocater kit free with my coilovers, it is supposed to come with the kit, if i still have mine someone can have it, i might have tossed it.
     
  18. dabighi

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    anyone have any pictures or info on how the relocator goes on. pretty sure i know how its supposed to be just wanna make sure
     
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    it will only fit one way, goes in the stock location you can't put it in backwards, i tried.
     
  20. fastprostreet

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    I had this same problem with Sway a Ways rubbing the sway bar last summer when I installed them on my 2008. Everyone I talked to at Sway a Way acted like they never heard of the problem - yea right. I see they haven't redesigned their shock to eliminate the problem.

    I fixed the problem by sending the Sway a Ways back and installing a set of 2.5" Icons. Problem solved.
     
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