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Removing sway bar links?

I've been needin to replace my sway bar end link bushings and cant seem to find the time to get it done. So im wonderin if i remove the full sway bar link for a few weeks if its gonna hurt anything? My tires are about bald anyways so im not really worried about them.

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Come on guys...anything?


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You probably could but arent they there to prevent your front and rear ends from moving with weight and ride? I would deal with the noise if thats what they are doing. If they are completely worn out then they arent doing any good for you anyway.
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I've had mine off for 3 years and haven't had any problems

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Thanks for the input guys

Im about to head outside and get it done but i got one last question..
Do i have to jack the front end up to get them off or should they just slide right off?


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No need to jack up the truck. Will pull right off

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No need to jack up the truck. Will pull right off
Got it done thanks to the help of my girlfriend gettin under the truck with me shes a good one! I didnt have the right size sockets so we had to do it with adjustable wrenches

Ok one more question. I dont know the name of the part it unbolts from but what do i need to do with it? It swivels freely so i dont want it to end up dragging the ground. Do i just tie it up, take it off??


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Got it done thanks to the help of my girlfriend gettin under the truck with me shes a good one! I didnt have the right size sockets so we had to do it with adjustable wrenches

Ok one more question. I dont know the name of the part it unbolts from but what do i need to do with it? It swivels freely so i dont want it to end up dragging the ground. Do i just tie it up, take it off??
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Got it done thanks to the help of my girlfriend gettin under the truck with me shes a good one! I didnt have the right size sockets so we had to do it with adjustable wrenches

Ok one more question. I dont know the name of the part it unbolts from but what do i need to do with it? It swivels freely so i dont want it to end up dragging the ground. Do i just tie it up, take it off??
Ummmm, thats the swaybar.
If you removed the swaybar end links(what connects the swaybar to the frame), then you also need to remove the actual sway bar itself.

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