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Lift install sway bar question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OdiN1701, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Jul 11, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    OdiN1701

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    I don't think I did anything wrong but I don't see any way to reconnect the sway bar. It's also rubbing on the spindle or real close. Any ideas? Or with this lift do you need to remove it?

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  2. Jul 11, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    unhook it where the u-shaped brackets bolt into the frame, then put the links (in your picture) in first. Tighten the bolts by hand and then put the brackets back on?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    Should line up when the suspension isn't full droop. You could either do the above, or wait till the truck is on the ground. I have the same front coils and I have my sway bar installed. No rub or other issues.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Do what is mentioned above or just leave it off for a little more articulation. Took mine off a few years ago and the body roll isn't bad at all. But I'm also not doing any high speed cornering.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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    Looks like it needs to turn down. I'll get the other side disconnected and see.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    OdiN1701

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    Yup it was just bound up with the other side.
     
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  7. Jul 11, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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  8. Jul 11, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    Something seems off...

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    :D

    I'll put the leaf packs on tomorrow.

    The UCA through bolt on the passenger side was a huge PITA. I had to bend a ton, still wasn't getting it. Ended up hammering it through with a pry bar both ways. They should have had a bend in the body panel there for the bolt.

    I'll have to measure after the leaf pack but it seems the front is like 3.5" higher. :confused:
     
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  9. Jul 11, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Was this before you finished the other side?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    Yeah
     
  11. Jul 11, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    Edit: Didn’t read far enough that you figured it out
     
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  12. Jul 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    Yeah things are different when the instructions are from guys doing it on a lift.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    Ok so it's about 24" center of hub to the fender. Seems similar to what others are at.
     
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    Looks good. Now time for some scs and 285’s.
     
  16. Jul 12, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    Looks awesome
     
  17. Jul 12, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    I cut the bolt heads in-situ with an angle grinder, then installed new bolts going in from the rear. Though on the driver's side, a lot of fuel lines had to be unclipped. This is the cleanest way but costs $30-$50 extra for two bolts.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    Is this a 3” to the front?
     
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    What's scs?
     
  20. Jul 12, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    Might be, but I'm gonna hang a bumper and winch off it.
     

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