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Front sway bar delete

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tundra174x4, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Feb 16, 2020 at 3:49 AM
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    Tundra174x4

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    Hey guys, Just installed stage 4 ICON suspension on my 17 Tundra. Should i remove my front sway bar now??? I live in the desert and am in the dirt at least once a week. Whats your take??
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2020 at 4:28 AM
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    Yes. Unless you dont want to get the maximum from all the $$ you just put into your suspension.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    Undo it on both side of ther links, push it up and tie it with three bungee. So, when you think you need it again it's still the just need to bolt it back up.
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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    Remove it! I removed mine the other day and it was night and day. Can't believe how soft the ride is now....and I have a spacer lift.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the feedback guys. I’m guessing I’ll have to take off the skid plate to slide it out lol
     
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  6. Feb 16, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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    I got my bar off without removing skid plate in pretty sure. At most I loosened front bolts or took just front bolts off of skid it’s night and day.
     
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  7. Feb 16, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    The ride is softer with it off? I have the Readylift 3/2 and the TRD bar on the front and rear.
     
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  8. Feb 16, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    With the swaybar transfering energy to the opposite side it is "preloading" the springs even more than just spacers. When the bar is removed it almost feels like the spring rate is lighter.
     
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  9. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:01 PM
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    Would it make a difference with 5100’s on top setting?
     
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  10. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    This.
     
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  11. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    Yes. I am on 6112 and no sway bar, last truck 5100 and no sway bar, truck b4 spacers and no sway bar
     
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  12. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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    It will give you better travel/independent articulation. It will also change the body lean in corners.
     
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  13. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    Will it lean more? Now with 5100’s top setting, it rides stiff and doesn’t lean in corners. I’d like a little softer ride out of these
     
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  14. Feb 16, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    Not a tundra, but I broke both sway bar links on my Dodge 2500. For lack of technical terms, I could feel more lean and a softer feel in the front end around corners.
     
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  15. Feb 17, 2020 at 12:03 AM
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    Just took it off!! Body roll not nearly as bad as I thought
     
  16. Feb 17, 2020 at 3:08 AM
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    Is the ride better?
     
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  17. Feb 17, 2020 at 10:19 AM
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    Definitely feels softer up front, I did notice it was a bit more wobbly up front lol that may be my imagination though. Overall I’m happy with it off
     
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  18. Feb 17, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    Take it off. The ride quality will improve a lot. And it will articulate way more Offroad. I had mine off on my tacoma for like 25,000 miles after i was complaining about the lift harshness and someone mentioned it would help
     
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  19. Feb 17, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    Just took it off. Rides like a caddy now! Can tell any real difference in body roll and still feels planted.
    Worst part..... putting the skid plate back on. And I thought the one on my ‘04 was a pita....
     
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  20. Feb 17, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Yes, the ride is much smoother. Just remove yours and test it out.
     
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  21. Feb 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    How does it do around corners with bumps?

    In all fairness, my evaluation was apples to oranges because it was a solid axle front end with a heavy Diesel engine.
     
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  22. Feb 17, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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    If someone had more time than me they could make up a sway bar that you could disengage pins manually or possibly with a 12v solenoid. One thing might be to overcome would be the strength of the weld to the hardened steel of the sway bar. If it hasn't been done already. 20200217_224407.jpg
     
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    So someone mentioned unbolting and securing the end links out of the way, what if you made some pins for the end that lock in the end links with say, a cotter pin for fast reconnect?
     
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  24. Feb 17, 2020 at 8:41 PM
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    But it would be so nice to just to flip a switch and presto no sway bar.
     
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    You do get some body roll when cornering. I can still take turns as fast as I want tho. Didn't feel like it was bad enough to put the sway bar back on. I also carry a 1000lbs of gear(camper) in my truck at all times.
     
  27. Feb 18, 2020 at 5:46 AM
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    I was a bit skeptical but I am glad I took it off. Bilsteins on top setting without the sway bar rides, to me, better than stock
     
  28. Feb 18, 2020 at 5:50 AM
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    Did you have the stock sway bar or the TRD version?
     
  29. Feb 18, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    I want to try this but I heard it’s dangerous to take it off. I do have Icon coilovers though
     
  30. Feb 18, 2020 at 6:28 AM
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    Stock sway bar. I will be adding the TRD Rear bar soon
     

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