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No Front Sway Bar Lifted Truck???

Anybody running a suspension lift 3in and up and remover the front sway bar? I have an 03 with an 8in lift thinking about ditching it just wondering any of you guys did it and if you noticed anything? Probably more of a question for you front leaf spring guys...

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Anybody running a suspension lift 3in and up and remover the front sway bar? I have an 03 with an 8in lift thinking about ditching it just wondering any of you guys did it and if you noticed anything? Probably more of a question for you front leaf spring guys...
No but I have the same question... I'm building a dodge dana to swap into mind, and was wondering if I need to build a sway bar set-up with it....?

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Ran mine long time without, flexed better, couldnt really tell any differance, I have seen a lot of lifted trucks without them. I think if you pulled an E-Brake slide on the highway, or rollover type situation it would come into play and maybe help prevent a rollover, but with a lifted truck you probably just flop over anyway. I may remove mine again, does allow more flex

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Jet you have 8" lift? You ever have any issues pulling that 5er? How'd you truck pull without the sway bar up front?

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I have no sway bars either. Have not had a chance to pull anything heavy yet.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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If any of you remove them Ill take em. Sway bars are great for towing and hauling loads.

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Too bad you were not a little closer... I have the big fatty ones off my truck front and rear...

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dont think i ever towed without the front one, i dont have a rear, drove plenty without the front on, just did not not tow, im sure it would of been fine. Unloaded my truck leaned more in corners, but i have dual rate coils, only riding on a 275lb spring rate untill the first lock out so my trucks leans a lot in corners anyway. The sway bar keeps it from doing that, I didnt mind the lean though, and it definitely flexed easier without.

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Thanks for all the post guys....i never had one in the rear and I tow a lot never noticed anything...probably just gonna ditch the front for sure now I have leafs in the front so not like its gonna flew that much and you right if you come close to rolling you are gonna roll anyways hahaha!

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Try it out and see if you like it.

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