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sway bar removal benefits?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SargeSlapnuts, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    are there any benefits to removing the sway bar on the front of my prerunner? will it give more flew offroad?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    If you are in a situation where you need more articulation...I highly doubt you would even make it through in a pre-runner.

    I have yet to experience where I needed more articulation offroad in my 4x4.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    I plan on it this year :D

    When we going back to catch some fish again? hopefully we will catch something worth talking about next time.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    Thats what i thought. just curious. not really gonna do much with my prerunner maybe a locker and a mild lift.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    be kinda dumb to do that cause im on road alot more than im off road
     
  6. Jan 27, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    I took mine off of my prerunner and didn't notice a difference. As a matter of fact, a week had gone by until I remembered I removed it. Definitely a difference while off roading. Not as stiff and more articulation.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    huh might give it a shot then cause a little more articulation would be good to keep more pressure on the rear tires when suspension flex is necesary.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    You can just remove the end links from the sway bar. If you decided you don't need it then you can remove everything. If you decided you want to put it back on, just hook it back up to the end links.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    more wheel travel, softer ride and more articulation... just take the damn thing off :D

    just dont take any sharp turns while doing 90 and you'll be fine. you can always put it back on if you dont like it.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    will it cause any extra front end sag or loss of ride height.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    It wont cause any loss in ride height. However, I think most people are overlooking one relatively important aspect. Yes the sway bar works to minimize body roll on high speed sweeping corners...BUT it also helps decrease front end "dive" when doing heavy braking followed by a sharp turn. (ie. turning onto a side street from a main street). This is the only other affect I can think of. If you already have oversized tires that rub a bit at times the might find that you are "bottoming out" more.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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  13. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    mine is a first gen so i should be alright if i remove it right?
     
  14. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    not at all, I had mine off on both my tacos. its sooo much nicer offroad without it. It allows your truck to fully use the IFS, with it still on there its not 100% ifs IMO.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    dont know, i dont have experience with 1st gens. just take off the ends and check it out, if it looks like the sway bar is going to bounce around like a bitch and smash into things, you should take it out completely. if it looks fine, leave it in just disconnect it
     
  16. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    its stock ride height and im running 265/75-16. they rub a little cause the in side of one fender received a peice of a tractor trailer tire going do the highway. the chunk ripped out part of the plastics in the fender and still need to trim up. shouldnt be a problem with those size tires if i trim it . . . correct?
     
  17. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    it shouldnt rub anymore or any less, just take it off and see. you'll notice a little body roll at first, but you will get used it after a few miles.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    alright cool. gonna get up and do that tomorow for sure. i let you guy know if im manage to fuck up some how and my truck spontaineously bursts into flame. . .oh wait it not a ford.
     
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  20. Jan 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    agreed:D
     

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