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Old 08-12-2010, 03:26 PM
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lol they already are cranked the max 2"..but what does the swaybar do?
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:34 PM
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lol they already are cranked the max 2"..but what does the swaybar do?
reduces your sway. and makes your lower control arms function as a whole instead of two independent arms.

take one link off one of the sides...itll take like 3 minutes max. then go drive around. because one link is disconnected itll be like you took it completely off and will show you how it rides.

its different. sways a bit more, rides a bit smoother...but its all in what the driver likes really.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:46 PM
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hmm i may do it
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:31 PM
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do it, sways bars are for pussy's
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:11 PM
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do it, sways bars are for pussy's
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theres not much to think about.

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Old 08-12-2010, 11:30 PM
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other than it preventing a whole bunch of role and abling me to corner better will i be able to flex ne different?
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:04 AM
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other than it preventing a whole bunch of role and abling me to corner better will i be able to flex ne different?
your ifs will actually get to work as ifs.

so yes, you will get to flex ALOT better.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:38 AM
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Hey Camodown, how much does your skid weigh compared to the crappy sheet steel skidplates from the factory?
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:57 AM
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factory sheet metal probably weighs 3 lbs, mine weighs 60 haha

but you can't slam into a rock and not put a dent in the stock one either

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Old 08-13-2010, 10:27 AM
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I saw that on RR. how thick is the plate? I know the stock ones are basically tin foil. Does anyone make quick d/c endlinks for out swaybars?
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:37 PM
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3/16" plate. I want to say I've heard of disconnects you can get but I don't know who makes them or where they are
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:47 PM
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3/16" plate. I want to say I've heard of disconnects you can get but I don't know who makes them or where they are
you can easily make some using threaded rod with a hole on one of the ends for a pin......kinda like a hood pin, and a swivel end on the other so you can disconnect it out of the way.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:16 PM
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It would be awesome to be able to crawl under and pop em off when I want the extra range of flexabilty. Any pics?
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:56 PM
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you can easily make some using threaded rod with a hole on one of the ends for a pin......kinda like a hood pin, and a swivel end on the other so you can disconnect it out of the way.
iv'e read and heard hoodpins will work you bolt them to frame rails with a little bigger bolts than screws and less hassle to fit and measure man and you look underneath just in front of suspension there is locater pins for just this plate all 4x4 rangers have them right on bottom side of frame rail if you don't have these pins suggest you weld some in on each bottomside of frame rail cuz you'll need them to locate your skid plate apon removal and install
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:03 PM
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I hate bringing up old threads, but camodown, where did you get your front bumper? Can you post a link.

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