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post #1 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sway bar, or no sway bar?

Is it better to wheel with or without a sway bar? I know you'll get more flex, and what not. But will it just make the ride more springy and annoying? Don't know if I wanna leave it on or take it off

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post #2 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
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Is it better to wheel with or without a sway bar? I know you'll get more flex, and what not. But will it just make the ride more springy and annoying? Don't know if I wanna leave it on or take it off
Will allow more flex like you said. Has more body roll but you get used to it. I wheeled for the first time last week. Discoed my swaybar. Way noticeable difference. But like I said you get used to it. Here's a pic of my flex with out sway bar.

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I don't have a pic flexed lifted with the sway bar. I even drove to town before I re connected the endlinks. And it eats bumps like its nothing. We're as with it rides like a dump truck IMHO

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post #3 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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So your saying no sway bar Is better? I've only wheeled with it connected.
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post #4 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 07:49 PM
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I just installed my Addco front sway. Havent driven it much though to show a difference. I would HIGHLY recommend one in the front. Get some quick discos for wheelin. it does make a difference. More flex W/O, more stability with for driving on the road. Im not running a rear but after reading up on some threads, am debating putting it back on. I think its dangerous not having one up front. You really notice a jell-oie feeling W/O one.

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post #5 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 07:50 PM
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Get some decent discos for the front and youll notice a considerable difference when you go wheeling.

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post #6 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 08:22 PM
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been wheelin' with both totally removed for most of the year, but mine is not a street rig at all.

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post #7 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 08:28 PM
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i drove mine for months with the front disconnected. Its not as bad as everyone says it is. If you dont drive it like a race car you should be fine. and yes you will notice more body roll on the road in turns but again it doesnt make it unbearable.

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post #8 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 08:35 PM
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i drove mine for months with the front disconnected. Its not as bad as everyone says it is. If you dont drive it like a race car you should be fine. and yes you will notice more body roll on the road in turns but again it doesnt make it unbearable.
Yeah your probably right and everyone just says that for their Heath. No try and make a evasive manouver just once and the think will be on its top. Bad enough with the sway bars

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post #9 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 08:42 PM
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Hate to be the newbie voice of reason but they are on there for a reason. Get quick disconnects, be safe. If some sort of a hazard jumps out in front of you, you'll be glad you had them. Unless it's strictly a off-road machine, then go for it, otherwise get QDC's. Just my .02
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post #10 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 08:57 PM
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You aren't the newbie voice of reason, you are a voice of reason. Leave the front connected unless you're wheeling. Driving at highway speeds discoed is stupid.

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post #11 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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In the end its your own choice. Disconnect it and drive it around town for a day or less just to test it out then judge for yourself.

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post #12 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hate to be the newbie voice of reason but they are on there for a reason. Get quick disconnects, be safe. If some sort of a hazard jumps out in front of you, you'll be glad you had them. Unless it's strictly a off-road machine, then go for it, otherwise get QDC's. Just my .02
It's off road only not my daily driver, thats why I am asking for going off roading which has a better ride
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Yep possible death or a simple and easy way to protect your self and others on the road. Simple choice.

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It's off road only not my daily driver, thats why I am asking for going off roading which has a better ride
If its off road only take it off no doubt about it. Not about a better ride. Better performance offroad with it off.

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post #15 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 01:56 AM
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My 3.5'' RC lifted @ 31'' AT's and no sway bar at all:






I'm 6 ft., wheel is about 30'' up.

GREAT performance off road, but stupid thing on road. Everything is OK, unless you need to turn while emergency braking.
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