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Rear Sway Bar Saved My Marriage (J/K)

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by lehminh, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Oct 1, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    lehminh

    lehminh [OP] New Member

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    My wife was giving me a little grief about getting the CM 5.7L. She's very into green and so am I but to a point. My 3 daughters love it! Anyhoot, she's been bugging me about the body roll on turns since she's always doing something (usually cosmetic) while I drive. So I just put on the rear sway bar (based on all the feedback on this and other forums). Needless to say, I haven't heard a peep about body rolls from her since. Along with all weather mats, this might be a must have for all non-off roaders! I would unscientifcally say that it has reduced about 50% off the body roll one would feel. I wound't say it now drives like a sports car, I'd say closer to an SUV. In conclusion, less body roll = one less reason for me to roll my eyes at her.

    I was wondering to myself why this wouldn't be standard on the Tundra. Then I answered my own question. Another way for Toytota to make $250 on each car.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    CaptTyler

    CaptTyler www.fishcharlotteharbor.com

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    Lol happy wife...happy life
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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    bobeast

    bobeast really old member

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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    Best combo I've found is that sway bar and Bilstein 5100s on all 4 corners.. My Wife has a RAM 2500, and every time she drives my truck, she complains about hers.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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    lehminh

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    What do the suspension springs do? Do you feel less bumps? If so, I may need that too. Is it a DIY for non-mechanics?
     
  5. Oct 2, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    GoHuskers

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    How easy or difficult to install this? Thanks.

    Lam.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2016 at 7:27 AM
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    It's pretty easy. I'm not a real handy guy. There is a great YouTube step by step:
    https://youtu.be/cZdVjObkTLs

    I'm not a strong guy and don't have a air gun. But I went to a local tire shop and the removed the bolt for me and torqued the big bolt (85 foot pounds). They didn't have a 45 (+|- 15) foot pound adapter so I torqued the other bolts myself using torque wrench. They let me park there and do the install and lent me any tools I needed. Gave them $5 tip even though they didn't ask for $. Even then I wasn't strong enough to get to the click (50). I drove around and later asked my stronger brother in law and he was able to do another half turn.

    You should definitely do it if u don't do serious off reading. Turns with much less body roll.
     
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  7. Oct 2, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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    TRDFaux

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    well it is a dodge.....
     
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  8. Oct 2, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast Once you go black...

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    rear sway bar is not recommended for off roading but for highway and streets it's great.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2016 at 11:21 AM
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    BlueBottle

    BlueBottle not a PRO

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    See fine print
    Is it easy to disconnect for when you do go off-roading?
     
  10. Oct 2, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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    aramirez73

    aramirez73 The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!

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    Fixing to get me TRD sway bar tomorrow off 5mile app 180$ can't wait
     
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