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is the sway bar necessary ????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TROKITA, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Oct 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    TROKITA

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    is the sway bar necessary on my truck ? i hear a lot of people taking it off there truck. i have a 6 inch lift.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    steve o 77

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    take it off and see how you like it.

    also there are like 4 threads on this already so you can probably find some info there.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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  4. Oct 15, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    steve o 77

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    but with that 6in lift, I would leave it on. Your COG is pretty high now so rollovers are a real threat.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    Yea idk how it'll affect a DB type lift. I love not having mine tho. I got more flew outa the front and rear
     
  6. Oct 15, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    ya ill see how it feels with it off gut i just read the other threads of the same subject and they say that at high speeds it feels scary
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 at 12:44 AM
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    i didn't think it was bad..really dont with my Eibachs
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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  9. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    because i like it and the guy lives close to where i live, they call him rusty
     
  10. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:14 AM
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    Why do you think they put one on? :cool:

     
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    Not really a great reason-TPMS is far from required for function-but big brother thinks we need it. I've had mine off for a while with no issues-just gotta keep it in mind
     
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    This truck is a work truck - not a lot of fancy mod's here, but it's getting the job done!
    I ran my cherokee without swaybars just fine - had a bout 5" of lift - you just have to absolutely know your vehicle, it's limitations, how to drive, etc... here is a pic of that cherokee for your pleasure:

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    All that said, if your truck is your DD and mainly sees asphalt, concrete, twisty roads, etc, keep them on for your own safety.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    After lifting the truck you already throw off the COG as stated above. In order to compensate for the loss one should put the widest tire that you can put on the vehicle.This adds stabilty. removing the sway bar? Dude do what you want,but be careful.
     
  17. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    i know i got spacers on mine witch sticks half of my tire out the wheel-well, but im just going to leave it on :) just for safety
     
  18. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    Swaybar's function is to let your front end slide (understeer) at the limit. The swaybar will not help you if your outside wheel catches on a rut or curb like in ghoukas' situation.

    For 1995-2000 Tacos there are various sway bar quick disconnect links available, for example:
    http://www.wabfab.org/component/opt...tpl/page,shop.product_details/product_id,731/
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    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=3452507&postcount=1
    2nd Gen 4x4s don't have this luxury because the swaybar link attaches to the spindle, not the control arm.
     
  19. Oct 16, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    Well......Not really. The function of a sway bar is usually to prevent weight transfer from one side to the other in cornering situations. By preventing weight transfer, the inside wheel in a corner maintains more of its static weight.......thus preventing a possible roll over, or a slide, etc.
     
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