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Installed Sittin Sic Sway Bar on my Reg Cab...FINALLY!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by speckdzl4shzl, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Jan 7, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    speckdzl4shzl

    speckdzl4shzl [OP] parting out...

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    As for a review, well I haven't got to push it like I wanted to last night, too much traffic, but the rear feels less squirrely then before, follows me into and out of turns. Shit I noticed the difference just pulling out of my garage and parking my truck in the street! Unfortunately having this on really shows how crappy the rest of our suspension really is, ESPECIALLY Bilstein shocks...terrible.

    anyways onwards with the pics.

    everything needed, minus a few U-bolts from ACE and bolts for the brackets.
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    rivet that was removed, on each side (this look the longest, minus my wait to install them :eek:)
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    you can see the two sides here maybe a little clearer where they are for you noobs that haven't been under your trucks before. Note my X-brace :cool: (to be painted Red to match the sways)
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    Brackets mounted. holes in the frame and the bracket are drilled out to 1/2". bolts are 1/2" x 1.5". used washers are each side a nylon lock nuts. Torqued down to specs of my back and bi's :cool: (don't want them going anywhere!)
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    U-bolts on the axle
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    complete end links
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    and a shot of it all, the red is pure sex under there, it's so clean!
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  2. Jan 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    I've had my rear sway bar on for months, and I love how the truck handles. I feel so much more confident in the corners.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    x2...really like how it handles now. I also can appreciate how much better it is at freeway speeds....in crosswinds the pull is so greatly reduced and there's no mystery when passing semi's now. It's just a pleasure to cruise.

    It lost articulation off-road as expected, but surprisingly it's a lot more confident feeling on gravel roads and loose terrain. I guess because all four wheels are in more solid contact as it sways and leans around curves. It's still perfectly suitable for my kind of off-road trekking.

    I have a Hellwig sway bar...it looks pretty much the same (not red though) but the links are a LOT shorter! I'm wondering if OP has an X-Runner? or a base Taco he put the x-brace on? I also notice he has a big lowering spacer in the axle perch?

    Interesting mods...
     
  4. Jan 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    I'm also running a Hellwig bar...and I still have more than enough articulation to get me through the little bit of offroading that I do.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    OP has a reg cab, so it must be a base 5 lug.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    have a "reg" cab
     
  7. Jan 16, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Im about to do this mod stoked!!!! Xii performance pointed me to ur thread. Could you tell me where u got the brackets and stuff needed. I dont know any part numbers. Thanks man
     
  8. Jan 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    If i were you i would not leave you exhaust like that, keeping it that way will heat up the axle housing and cause premature failure of the parts inside.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    lol nahh never had an issue. besides, it's a 4 banger not an LS motor
     
  10. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    They're good people. I have everything you need besides the sways. responded to your PM. ;)
     
  11. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    stoked!!! Gonna have my sway bar mounted veryyyyy soon
     
  12. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    You ever sell the truck?!?!
     
  13. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    yea i did in May. I got a first gen scion xB and bagged that bitch :cool: actually just took the bags off tho

    I'm missing the truck now for sure.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    Were you using the drive shaft as a lift point with your floor jack? :eek:
     
  15. Jan 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    What size U-bolts did you use? I ordered the sway bar and the stock height x runner coils today. I found all the brackets and linkage already.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    yup. it's fine.
    idk tbh. i got them at ACE Hardware tho. you can use any u-bolts u want
     
  17. Jan 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    Okay, cool. Thanks
     
  18. Jan 21, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Oh man, those end-link frame attachments are SOOOOOO much better than the ADDCO bar I installed. It's not even funny!
     
  19. Jan 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    I just installed my sittin sic swaybar on my truck tonight and man what a difference. The truck is so much more stable around bends, it's a complete different animal. If anyone else is interested in this mod I highly recommend it.

    For questions on the parts required this is what you'll need.
    -2 3" U-bolts 3/8" (exhaust clamps work mint)
    -4 M12x175 bolts and all the matching hardware (I used all lock nuts)
    -Linkage from rockauto.com ($35)
    -X-Runner sway bar brackets from https://www.trdparts.com/ ($50)
    -12.5mm Drill bit (or 1/2")
    -Black spray paint
     
  20. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    speck hooked me up with his old parts just need to order the bar cheeheeee
     
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