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post #1 of 24 Old 11-01-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Too Much Sway - 4" 4-Link Lift

I love the 4" - 4 link kit on my 2009 F-250 but there is definietely some added sway from removing the radius arms.

I had to remove the rear sway bar because I dont have the proper length links due to the lift, but that little thing didnt seem to do much anyway.

Should I just go with a larger aftermarket front bar? Truck is mostly on the road but does see rough jobs sites pretty often. Suggestions? What should I expect with a different sway bar? (i.e. ride, suspension travel etc.).

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I had the same problem with my 4 link setup. I found that a larger Helwig bar fixed it right up. Check out 2005-2007 Ford F250 Super Duty 4wd - FRONT Sway Bar (1 1/8 diameter) - 7676 | $145.95

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Are there any downsides to a larger sway bar? Would a larger front bar be better than the rear?

Thanks for the help.
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I think that they had too small of a bar from the factory. With the new bar it really tightened up the front end. Before the new bar if you hit a bump around a corner it felt like the truck would shake from side to side.
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How happy are you with the Pure Performance 4 link kit? I'm thinking about getting the 4.5" triple threat 4 link kit. Either that or the Icon 4.5" kit. Are the sway bar links that come with the kit to small? Any help or advice would be appreciated! Thanks

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How happy are you with the Pure Performance 4 link kit? I'm thinking about getting the 4.5" triple threat 4 link kit. Either that or the Icon 4.5" kit. Are the sway bar links that come with the kit to small? Any help or advice would be appreciated! Thanks
Great kit. If I had done it over I would have gone with the triple threat to get the rear around pack instead of blocks (I hate tall blocks). Definitely a well built kit.

Sway bar links are definitely not too short. I still have plenty of adjustment if I were to go higher.

You will not be disappointed with Pure. I was in the same boat (pure v. Icon) and I'm very happy with my decision.

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Great kit. If I had done it over I would have gone with the triple threat to get the rear around pack instead of blocks (I hate tall blocks). Definitely a well built kit.

Sway bar links are definitely not too short. I still have plenty of adjustment if I were to go higher.

You will not be disappointed with Pure. I was in the same boat (pure v. Icon) and I'm very happy with my decision.
Thats really good to hear! How bad is the axle wrap with the block in the rear? I have a H&S Black Maxx turned up to make some boost, so im wondering about blocks being to "sketchy". Do you have any pics of your truck posted on this site? If its not to much trouble, can you post some or direct me to where i can find them?

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Thats really good to hear! How bad is the axle wrap with the block in the rear? I have a H&S Black Maxx turned up to make some boost, so im wondering about blocks being to "sketchy". Do you have any pics of your truck posted on this site? If its not to much trouble, can you post some or direct me to where i can find them?
Axle wrap really isnt bad at all; blocks are 5.25" tall or so if I recall. I just dont really like tall blocks...But if you go with the Tripple Threat 4.5" you'll get the badass little spring pack rather than a lift block...Couple pictures below..not great ones but I only have a couple....

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I run the Pure 4" Triple Threat on my truck and the combination of the 4-link and the soft factory sway bar are what leads to the more compliant ride. Putting a stiffer sway bar in will help with the body roll but will hurt the ride a little.

As far as the wheelhop goes if you go with the TripleThreat with the Deaver minipacks it will be quite a bit less. I run them on my truck with the F350 blocks and it works pretty good even with the H&S 300 tune.



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For the later trucks with the little rear bar or no bar try using the earlyer 30mm ones..you will need the complete kit from the earlyer trucks..

Anyone needing info-pricing on Pures or Icon's kit..or a hybrid kit please PM me.

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