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Sway Bars (OEM vs aftermarket)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Narutaki, May 21, 2018.

  1. May 21, 2018 at 9:06 PM
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    Narutaki

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    My 2007 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed V6 TRD, *love saying that* lol. is getting its new frame repair just like everyone else.

    Toyota mechanic said that both front passenger and driver way bars need to be repaired. Is it a big difference to use OEM ones vs something at autozone/O relieys..etc?

    48810-04010 Link Assy, FR STABIL $175.31
    48820-04010 Link Assy, FR STABIL $175.31


    O' Reilly
    MPC K80946 SWAY LINK KT - $33.99
    MPC K80948 SWAY LINK KT - $33.99

    Random Tulsa, OK OEM DEALER:
    Meyle $46.36 each

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! I did listen to you guys and upgraded the struts!
     
  2. May 21, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    kgarrett11

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    Most people remove the sway bar entirely
     
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  3. May 21, 2018 at 9:42 PM
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    dustin19d

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    When you're talking about the entirety of the Tacoma community this statement is absurd. There selling just under 200k of these trucks a year.

    OP. I've been doing the maint. on all my vehicles for many years. In most cases (I've had a few issues) the auto part store brands are just fine. They never last as long as the OEM part but the lower price offsets that. Swaybar link ends are a simple part, I'd go aftermarket If it was me...but I threw my sway bar in the trash a decade ago;)
     
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  4. May 21, 2018 at 9:49 PM
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    Says my statement is wrong yet he doesnt have a sway bar himself :boink:

    I meant that most would probably just not replace
     
  5. May 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    Does an certain aftermarket brand for sway bars matter or doesn't?

    Driveworks vs MOOG vs CTR vs RAREPARTS
     
  6. May 21, 2018 at 10:16 PM
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    b_r_o

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    Ctr is good, moog is fine, driveworks seems kinda cheap to me.
     
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  7. May 22, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    Title is misleading but

    the links are just mini tierods

    OEM has lasted me 190k
    get a brand with good warranty when going aftermarket
     
  8. May 22, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    If we’re talking sway bar end links here, I would save myself the coin and go aftermarket. Replace as needed. It will take quite a few sets to reach their $175 a piece asking price.
     
  9. May 22, 2018 at 6:11 AM
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    I would find someone on tw in your area that ditched theres and see if they would give you the whole thing.
     
  10. May 22, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Nomad_Pilot

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    Took mine off within 30 minutes of getting it home from the dealer. All it does it limit body roll for comfort. I bought a 4x4 for a reason, and it has nothing to do with comfort in a corner.
     
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  11. May 22, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Alexely999

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    I’ve got a sway bar w end links and frame mounts for sale...
     
  12. Jul 31, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    Hi Alexely999
    Do you still have the sway bar end links for sale just need the end links
     
  13. Jul 31, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    Sorry already sold!
     

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