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Front Trd sway bar.....

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JerseyTundra1260, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Apr 5, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    BTW, what are you guys using to lube the sway bar into the bushings? Just grease?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Here is what I used.
    upload_2018-4-5_14-23-9.jpg
     
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  3. Apr 5, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Damn would they use that for? A round of golf?? Lol that sucks cause its in the spots you will see.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    I just got done with my install. Really compliments the rear sway bar. Granted I just took it around the block, but it does feel planted more. I’ll put some miles on it Monday. I didn’t really notice any less nose dive, but coming from the 4Runner, the tundra stock was a vast improvement.
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Congrats. Thanks for sharing the information.
     
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  6. Apr 13, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Installed last night... took a bit longer than @nk1794 because I didnt have a nice inpact like he did... That and had to find a way to brace the bolt that connects the swaybar to the link... Bolt kept turning when I was trying to remove the nut... also... Skid plate is a B!@$ to put back...

    Have not driven much yet but will update on that later... but so far im loving it! lol
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    Good job! The impact gun definitely made it easier. I know what you mean about the skid plate. I'm swapping mine out with the TRD one this weekend. :)
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    Nice! I have the TRD one on mine... Also helps to have a nicer set of Allen Wrench... That was also a pain... lol TRD Skid Plate has 4 size bolts/screws... 15, 12 and an Allen... and I think 19 or 17 for the tow hooks to be removed, cause that also holds up the skid plate... lol blehhhhhhhh it was working on the truck though and the weather was nice! only thing that really sucked was getting bit by mosquito... stupid Florida...
     
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  9. Apr 13, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    Sounds like a lot of work for the skid plate install. Thanks for the tip.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    I'm trying to decide between the TRD skid or an RCI. Let me know how it goes this weekend!
     
  11. Apr 13, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    Sure. I went with the TRD because it's a little wider on the side.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    @nk1794 Just saw your TRD Skid Plate install on youtube! haha told you it sucked... Although its not tough just long lol
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Yeah. You warned me. :D The floor jack was a must-have for the install.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:23 AM
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    Hi, see my other thread on tbe skid plate install. It turned out great.
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    Haha I did not have a floor jack... But I did have my cousin there with me installing everything so that helped lol
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    Having a 2nd person would make it easier. :D
     
  17. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Awesome install video NK!

    I'm still on the fence. I'm not an aggressive turner to notice dives or my body needing to compensate, and I do like the current ride with the back sway installed. If I installed the front too, I think the greater recoil over bumps would bother me. I guess it's what I value more, sportier or softer ride. I might be doing sound upgrades so I need to pick my mod battles lol.
     
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  18. Apr 17, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    Thanks. The stock stereo sucks so it definitely need an upgrade. I’ll do that at some point.

    The front sway bar definitely give the truck a sportier feel but it’s not a harsh ride. It’s still really comfortable in my opinion.
     
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  19. Apr 17, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    What front suspension and tires do you have again? I hate how the red paint keeps calling me lol
     
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  20. Apr 17, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    LOL. I have stock tires and suspension. Go with what’s speaking to you. :D
     
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  21. Apr 22, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Loving seeing the new front sway bar peaking out at me!

     
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  22. May 8, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    Installed my TRD front sway bar Sunday. I have noticed and immediate settling of the front end, does feel quite a bit more planted as others have mentioned.
    This planted felling from my perspective is a big improvement. Uneven roads, potholes, expansion gaps are just sucked up without being transmitted back through the steering wheel.

    The truck does corner flatter and is more controlled, the ride has remained the same, with no added harshness. IMO this is a lot of bang for your buck upgrade. I installed mine in under 45 min, straight forward, thanks to the forum for posting Torque Specs.

    Anyone on the fence, go for it I have enjoyed this upgrade more than others.


    Quick pic with my matching tow hooks before I re-installed the skid plate
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  23. May 8, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    You pretty confirmed what I've been saying. Money well spent. The red tow hooks look awesome. That's next on my mod list. I'm going to try and powder coating.
     
  24. May 9, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    NK1794, my powder coat guy had a perfect match to the TRD red along with 4-5 other reds. I'd imagine your local powder coat shop has the same, take a few red samples and hold them up to your TRD parts to confirm before you decide on a color.
     
  25. May 9, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    I’ll be attempting to do this myself. My first time so not sure how it’s going to turn out. Wish me luck. I'll be using this red from Eastwood. https://www.jegs.com/i/Eastwood/352/10010105/10002/-1
    Not sure if it would match the TRD red or not. I'll have to test it out on a scrap first. If you happened to know the part# of the TRD powder please let me know.
     
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  26. May 28, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    I actually hope the TRD bar is still hollow (just smaller ID). A solid bar is about the most inefficient design possible.
     
  27. Jul 16, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    This thread is very long.. does swapping in this sway bar make a need to realign the front end?? Can't wait to get this and get my new tires on :headbang:
     
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  28. Jul 16, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    You won't need alignment.
     
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  29. Jul 20, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    Just installed mine last week ahead of 2 hr trip. Compared to the rear sway bar it’s not as effective but as someone pointed out it replaced the original front bar vs no rear bar to begin with. Adding the rear reduced sway about 2/3 vs bar. Replacing the front reduced sway about 1/4 compared to the original bar. That said, for me it was worth the $$$ since my wife complained less about the movement with each mod. Next up is 3 hr trip to Reno.
     
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  30. Jul 26, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Sub’ed. Thinking really hard about pulling the trigger on the front sway bar. Already have the rear so might as well lol
     

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