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TRD sway bar, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zakc, May 3, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Zakc

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    So i have to admit, i tend to forget that my Taco is a truck, and drive it more like a sports car. I hit turns a bit faster than i probably should, and when im at my girlfriends ranch, slide the back end around the nice turns on the gravel road :rolleyes: My baby is a 2010 doublecab v6 prerunner sport, and im looking to improve handling a bit. My question is, would the TRD sway bar kit benefit me? I dont really know much about it, other than a toyota mechanic telling me it would drastically improve things. Do any of you guys use the TRD sway bar? and if so do you think it was worth it?
     
  2. May 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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  4. May 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    Ill get the part number next time i go! (im assuming im not mistaken, and the mechanic didnt think i was refering to a tundra or anything), and if not, ill go aftermarket. and im find with the sliding out a bit more, i like to have a bit of fun with it every so often. (nothing too crazy)
     
  5. May 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    For tacomas? i might be interested in lowering my center of gravity a bit, not too much, its not like im running it around a track, just having some fun on gravel and winding roads
     
  6. May 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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  7. May 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    :eek: I have to find this.
     
  8. May 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    ehh, im not sure i want to change the ride height that much, i never even come close to feeling like i was in any danger or rolling or anything. Im thinking sway bar and street tires (if they make them the size i have right now(stock)) for a bit better handling
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    Lowering a 4x4 results in a sort of Subaru pickup truck with good handling on dirt roads.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/197166-roxspins-build-part-iii.html

    Lowering a PreRunner very much defeats the purpose of paying extra for a 4x4-look RWD truck in the first place.

    If you want to improve handling even further, you can get a long-travel kit to widen the front track by 4". The All-Pro kit allows you to keep the front sway bar. Price is $2300.
    https://www.allprooffroad.com/fjfrontsuspension/fjlongtravel
     
  10. May 4, 2012 at 4:33 AM
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    thanks, i don't think ill lower it though, i think ill keep the suspension pretty much stock besides a sway bar, im hoping that some street tires would benefit me too.
     
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