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post #1 of 11 Old 09-17-2009, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Sway bar removal ???

Anyone removed their sway bar on their truck ??? How bad does the ride really get ? A friend of mine removed his and he didnt noticed much of a diffrence except having way more travel when off-roading.


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I can't say for sure about our trucks, but i took mine out in my muscle/ race car and didn't notice any difference at all. Handled like total crap befor and it still does.

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Its not ride quality the sway bar helps with - its body sway. When taking a turn it helps keep the truck level instead of leaning way over..

If you are going to be doing some off-roading but still drive on the street, I recommend picking up a set of quick-disconnect sway bar end links. That way, you get the benefits of a sway bar for the street, but can disconnect it when you hit the trails for the suspension travel.
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I will look into that, Thanks !


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Anyone removed their sway bar on their truck ??? How bad does the ride really get ? A friend of mine removed his and he didnt noticed much of a diffrence except having way more travel when off-roading.
You will get more travel when offroad... but I don't take my truck offroad.

Personally I'd say leave it on there... tows, drives winding roads better...

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I took mine off when I leveled my truck. I've been meaning to put it back on because I can tell a difference

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mine didnt come with any and it really doesnt drive that bad, you really shouldn't be going fast around corners with a truck anyways but i guess there nice if you have them


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I took mine off when I leveled my truck. I've been meaning to put it back on because I can tell a difference
Eric I'd say you would see a difference being as your truck is 8ft tall and 50ft long haha jk with ya bud...

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If you are offroading it look into making a quick disconnect setup they are usually pretty easy to make driving on the road I know I lost a sway bar bolt on my 08 and noticed it a bit not too bad but I did notice it. if you are driving with anyone you truly care about in your truck I would leave it on for street use and pull it off when your offroad.

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