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post #1 of 13 Old 09-26-2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Swaybar or not?

Just had some front-end work done on the truck (2000 F-350 4X4 dually), and the guy at the alignment shop said that I didn't really need a swaybar on this truck, and it would save the cost of replacing the bushings and link ends.

What do you guys think? With the weight, and dually rear-end, is there much point in a swaybar on my truck?
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Absolutely! I'd find another alignment shop btw...

The swaybar is reducing body-roll and dually or not, you've got a Lot of weight up front (mostly engine), and having a high center of gravity it's gonna want to roll!

For the cost of the bushings I can't imagine going without a swaybar
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Definitely. My F-350 had extremely worn bushings and a lot of body roll. When I was t-boned by a Volkswagen Jetta it flipped the truck right upside down. Now i'm not saying that it was my swaybar that caused it to flip but My F-250 That has perfect front and rear swaybars has very little body roll

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Was there an optional 1-1/4" front swaybar for these trucks? The one on mine is 1-1/16" and it's hard to find OEM bushings for it, evidently. Most folks stock the 1-1/4" bushings. I'd rather stay with stock rubber ones instead of poly bushings.
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Weird...I'm wondering if someone swapped the front swaybar out on my truck for a smaller one. Almost no one seems to have the right bushings.
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Go poly its worth it. And I wish I could have front and rear. I only have front.

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I don't want the squeek that comes with a lot of poly bushings.
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I have all poly in my springs and some on front sway bar and I never heard a sqeak over the engine.

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Hellwig makes a GREAT swaybar for our trucks. And ya, dont listen to that shop, if u dont believe me, take it off and let me know how it goes haha

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The swaybar has been off for a few weeks, including a 130mi trip with the trailer. I didn't notice much difference, even in the mountain passes. Still...it's going back on.
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