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Old 08-17-2010, 07:58 AM
ranger101 ranger101 is offline
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Default No Sway Bars

How many of you have taken your front sway bars off? How do you like the ride? Is there really any difference? Does it handle any different?




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Old 08-17-2010, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

When I drove with one 1 sway bar link broken for a day until I could fix it, I felt much more lean/roll on curves then after I fixed it.

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Old 08-17-2010, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

Is that a good or bad thing?
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

well, itll fuck with how fast you can take a corner, and its technically harder to drive a vehicle with more body roll because it takes more effort to keep the vehicle in the lane
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

I know that. I'm saying, did he like that or did he prefer to have the sway bar.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

i took both front and rear off mine and i really like the way it rides now. i notice a little more body roll but its nothing crazy even with the amount of lift i have. just know you will have to take it a little slower around corners. i wish i had taken mine off a long time ago. if you want to try it just take one of your stabilizer links out and drive it. if you hate it put the link back in.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

I take corners slow anyways. I try to be easy on my tires plus I have a huge sub box that likes to slide sometimes.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:19 AM
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here the thread i posted when i took them off.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/vehic...-fell-off.html
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

What are you looking for? Do off road a lot? If so, removing the sway bar will help you with articulation.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

Just wondering really.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

I personally preferred the handling with the sway bars on... but that's just me.

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

with ya there tyler debating if i wanna do mine but i dont off road it as much as i wish i could so i prolly wont
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

take it off and drive around. Then you decide for yourself
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: No Sway Bars

I agree on the sway bar being left on but for an off-roader, no sway bar is the way to go.
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