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Rear anti sway bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by OH-MAN, May 1, 2009.

  1. OH-MAN

    OH-MAN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I will be using my prerunner for mostly street.
    I am wondering if anyone uses a rear anti sway bar?
    Helwig makes one and I have used them before on 2 other street trucks.
    Comments?
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    The people that I have head that have used these really like them.
     
  3. WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    It's on my mod list. The Hellwig is the only one I've found thus far.
     
  4. DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    MAn now your are talking about head, i am really starting to wonder...
     
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    Don't the Sports have one stock? :-\
     
  6. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    No. Only the X runners.
     
  7. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh Well-Known Member

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    Theres a video on here that someone put a rear sway on a 1st gen.
     
  8. rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    Here's mine. Ordered it from summit.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Hmmm....makes me wonder if a lil old sway bar really does that much.
     
  10. CometKat

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    I seams like the brackets that are attached to the rear differential would want to rotate under load. Is this a problem? Also, do the brake lines need to be bent (or raised) to accommodate the u bolts that wrap around the rear differential?
     
  11. TacoTurd

    TacoTurd Defying Alliances since 2007

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    I have the same one (Hellwig).

    YES they make a difference. No good for off-road, but hard to believe how much better the truck handles on the road. Night and day.

    Brake line has to be bent maybe 1/2" to keep good clearance with the brackets. Nothin controversial.
     
  12. SCCAKen

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    Do you have a photo of the bracket on the frame rail where the sway bar end links attach?

    thanks,

    sccaken


    ps: I think ADDCO makes a 1" rear bar for the Tacoma.
     
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    But they also have the x-brace on the frame.
     
  14. WilsonTheDog

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    Anyone know if one exists? Part#? I cannot find it online as of yet.
     
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    AND................results?:confused:
     
  16. zero niner

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    YELLOW??? I like the yellow! I thought they only came in black or red, this yellow gets me excited! Thanks for posting the pic Hawaiian!

    As for the results, although I can't speak for the Tacoma's I can vouch for the Hellwig on my Tundra, it was night and day! Really firmed up the rear and were able to take off/on ramps at better speeds, much more confident in corning situations too.

    Looking to hear more results and possibly more pics!

    Rob
     
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    Its been so long since I've driven without it installed I honestly don't remember what a truck feels like with out one, but its defiantly an improvement. I put it on shortly after I got the truck which was the end of 2006.

    The yellow is the x-brace from an x-runner that I put on. The sway bar is on the axle in my picture.
     
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    Did you get the x-brace from Toyota?
     
  19. OH-MAN

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    The PN from Hellwig is 7670 I have not seen one offered by Addco so far.
    Tell me more or pics would be real cool on the X brace!!
    I like stiffining up the chassis.

    Just got my Smittybilt ( N-Fab) bars and the super bull bar.
    Plenty to do tomorrow.
     
  20. WilsonTheDog

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    I'm liking the x-brace idea. Anyone know the price?
     
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