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Old 04-18-2010, 12:52 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Something fell off!

with help of some air tools and a hack saw, my front and rear sway bars fell off in the driveway. since the ranger isnt my daily anymore i decided to take them off to help my suspension work off road. I have a set of limiter straps that i need to install now.



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Old 04-18-2010, 02:15 PM
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Nice have you drove ti without them yet? If so how much different is it
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:33 PM
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Nice have you drove ti without them yet? If so how much different is it
i took it for a spin around the block and played out behind my house in the dirt a little. i did notice slightly more body roll around corners on the road but nothing serious and it seemed to handle the bumps better offroad. its def more flexy than it was before. i need to get the limiters on it though, i could hear the upper control arms hit the coil overs a few times.
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner

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Old 04-18-2010, 03:27 PM
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i dont have my sway bars and i dont miss them at all.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:19 PM
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Hmmm... tempting... Ive thought about removing mine but never tried it.. Any regrets yet??
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:20 PM
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i didnt know zach makes limiting straps... lol

my swaybars are never coming off my truck, theyre too much fuN!
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:59 PM
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Nice! What length straps did you get? I'm thinking of taking my bars out
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:29 AM
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Hmmm... tempting... Ive thought about removing mine but never tried it.. Any regrets yet??
not yet but i havent driven it much since i took them off
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Nice! What length straps did you get? I'm thinking of taking my bars out
they are 10 inch i think, id have to check.
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-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

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-LED third brake light
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:41 AM
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im thinkin about takin mine off today, does it really make a difference off-road?
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:08 AM
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im thinkin about takin mine off today, does it really make a difference off-road?
i havent put much time in offroad without the bars but it was a definate improvement without them.
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-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:22 AM
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im thinkin about takin mine off today, does it really make a difference off-road?
the sway bars let ur truck move more it will be a little smoother off road. like i said i took mine off and i dont miss them u will see alittle more body roll just dont drive it like a race car and u wont roll it
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:40 AM
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it gives for flex ability right???
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:52 AM
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damn just tried to get my front bar off, the brackets that attach the bar to the frame came off easily, but i cant get the bolt out of the piece tht attaches the sway bar to the LCA. not sure what its called but is a PITA. im guessing soak the shit out of it with some pb
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:23 AM
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it gives for flex ability right???
it helps a little thats why i took mine off
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mods: 6" bds sus lift, 33x12.5r15 bfg km2, expo OHC/expo power seats, full length expo console, 2 1/2" flowmaster super 44 cat back, 4 procomp 5" offroad lights, clear headlights and turn signals, 6k hid kit, 25% tint (fronts)

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Old 04-20-2010, 09:25 AM
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damn just tried to get my front bar off, the brackets that attach the bar to the frame came off easily, but i cant get the bolt out of the piece tht attaches the sway bar to the LCA. not sure what its called but is a PITA. im guessing soak the shit out of it with some pb
they are called the sway bar links and i say cut em off! they can be replaced if you decide to put the bar back on it.
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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