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Old 02-02-2011, 07:28 PM
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Default do i need my sway bars?

anyone in here take the sway bars off the front? i was thinking about taking mine off, and will it even help my front end move a bit more?
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

with removing sway bar vehicle will not corner as well.. no more taking curves at fair/high speeds.. most people (seeking performance) install larger ones
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

do you wish to sway?lol
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

yeah i know it will change the handling characteristics of my truck, i had a cj7 with no sway bars that was lifted, a little scary, but it was a lot higher. will it improve my flex much taking em off in my ranger tho?
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

try it and see what you think, bet you'll be putting it back on in a week or two,
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:25 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

It might be fun.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

I know jeeps do it even though they have a horrible bad center of gravity but short wheel base. I dont think it will be THAT bad. But hey, if it is, at least you can say you've tried it, right?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

Yeah I was hoping someone had done it, its gonna be a pain in the ass to fish they sway bar out and back in if I don't like it... I could always unhook one side and pin the other side out of the way to try it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

I disconnect mine when offroading. Actually allows the stupid IFS to flex a little. Not so much fun on the road though lol
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

I havent had any sway bars for the past 4 years at least.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

i took mine off last summer, suspension works much better off road and actually rides better on road. i notice a bit of body roll in corners but its nothing major, nothing at all like the jeeps with no sway bars. you can take one of your links out in the front just to see if you like it, of you dont just put that link back in and youre set. i took both front and rear bars completely out.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

Your ranger doesn't look lifted, so you already have a low(er) center of gravity. Your suspension will actually be independent with out it, and itll help of road. You can try some hubcentric wheel spacers to widen your front track a bit for additional stability... but its might not do much..

You have T-bars so idk how to stiffen the front, but on the coil rangers, lift coils are generally stiffer and can help against the body roll.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

i run without the front and rear on my explorer, DEFIANTLY increased my flex


but no more driving like its a race car
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

so better ride if you take it out any lifted truck should not be used as a race car anyway thats how you roll your shit!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: do i need my sway bars?

i think they determined exactly what you said 4 months ago
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