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Lift Problem

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ward08, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Jul 4, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    Ward08

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    SO today i was installing this lift http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kit...ks.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=38&t_pt=3533&t_pn=EXPK5075B and on the instructions it sends you its for a few behicle but online they have it for your specific model and i never thought of going online and dowloading them so todat we got to a step in the book and we had a few parts that looked like they didnt belong and it told us to cut the sway bar collar off and online that step isnt in it and now im worried that i done something wrong/messed up the truck so if you dont mind can someone tell me what the sway bar collar does and do i need to order new ones
     
  2. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    Not sure what the sway bar "collar" is but I know many guys on here run their truck without a sway bar. I'm not sure why a 3" kit would require any cutting though.....doesn't make much sense. With all I have read, only the 6" kits require cutting.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    mehh
    They prevent the sway bar from "sliding" from side to side. Usually on the inside side of the sway bar bushing.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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    Yea we cut it but like i said it was almost like a universal instruction thing but i was wondering will it hurt my truck if i dont have them on it
     
  5. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    "Technically" the bar could slide and your tire might rub against the bar when he truck flexes.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    Pics of what you cut?
     
  7. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    I have heard of the bar sliding with stock collars on FJ Cruisers.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    well i honestly wont be in any situations where i would be flexing at all if so it would happen alot and we had to cut it before we installed something else before that and Ill take some pics of it tomorrow
     
  9. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    I don't understand why on a 3" Taco lift you would be doing anything other than unbolting the sway bar from the spindle to get some room to work and install the new strut.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    Like i said it was one installation book for the FJ and another model of tacoma
     
  11. Jul 4, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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    Just completely unbolt it and remove from your truck. Dont know where you cut it but just take it off. If you need more instruction then that let us know
     
  12. Jul 4, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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    Do you mean the complete sway bar and Why would i do that
     
  13. Jul 4, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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  14. Jul 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM
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    The Collar [​IMG]
     
  15. Jul 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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    I can tell you that my truck didn't have that collar setup, just the silver piece. However, the silver collar seemed a little closer to the bracket.
    :mudding:
     
  16. Jul 6, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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