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Pros and Cons of Sway bar removal on 2nd gen

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BulletToothTony, Jul 14, 2011.

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Should i remove my swaybar?

Poll closed Oct 22, 2011.
  1. Hell yes take it off!

    70 vote(s)
    53.4%
  2. You wont really see a difference.

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. I wouldnt do it.

    41 vote(s)
    31.3%
  4. Whatever you do dont take it off!

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    KenLyns

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  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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  4. Oct 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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  6. Aug 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    I took mine off today, not sure if I like it or not, time will tell.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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  8. Aug 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    Totally off topic but that is boss.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    I wanna try this now but will refrain from doing so!
     
  10. Aug 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    My truck is MAGIC
    Take that bitch off ASAP. My Tacoma on 35s and lt with no sway handles like a champ. Even with my factory worn out suspension I had, sway bar made little difference.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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    Reviving this thread.

    I've been chasing a suspension noise and I removed my sway bar to either confirm it was the cause or not. All I can say is for you guys that removed it and kept it off, you must possess titanic testicles.

    I could tell just backing out of my driveway that the ride was different. Taking a test drive to the next town was, let's put it this way,... not confidence inspiring. Truck leans like a mofo taking a turn onto a side street at low speed. Like bad. And I'm running OME Nitro's and 884 springs.

    The fuckin noise was still there with the sway bar off, so as soon as I got home I reinstalled the sway bar. I rarely wheel anymore, so additional flex isn't an issue for me. Just my opinion, I didn't like the way the truck handled with it off. YMMV
     
  12. Apr 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    Springs are prob too light. A coilover (usually 650lb spring) handles MUCH better. Will never drive with a sway bar on anymore......my truck is so much smoother now. It takes a smaller flick of the wheel to move out of the way of something.
     
  13. May 27, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    Gona try removing it myself.. lets see how it goes. Heard an othr tw member say he likes his truck like he likes his women... loose and slopy lol.
     
  14. May 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    Cud u discriber smoother? Like smoothr on road bumps ?
     
  15. May 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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    x2. With my 700# coils, I barely noticed the change in body roll.

    Easy to remove by yourself, I just used two jackstands to support the bar while I loosened all hardware. The link hardware is a little bit of a PITA because you have to hold the allen head still while you loosen the nut, but it's not bad.

    Matt
     
  16. May 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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    Lol.. my bad i ment try takn it off myself as in try driving around wit it off. I jus got some fox 2.5 c/os rr. But have no idea what kinda coils they came with... how do i find out?? Is it markd sumwhr on the coil?
     
  17. May 27, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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    I took mine off when i first installed my icons, i later switched to kings with 700lb coils and love how the truck handles on and off road. As mentioned before, Swaybars are like condoms, safer with them on but it feels sooooo much better with them off!
     
  18. Mar 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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    Just read through this whole thread and it seems like the answer is...it depends
     
  19. Mar 12, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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  20. Mar 13, 2015 at 4:07 AM
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    im missing one of my sway bar mounting brackets, which holds the bushing and secures the bar to the frame. The one I do have has an "R" on it. Are the two factory mounting brackets identical? Or is the one for the left different from the right? 2006
     
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