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Rear sway bar...worth it?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Pudge, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Thinking of my next mod, probably a few months away. Considering adding a rear seat bar but is it really worth it? I don't offroad, I don't race it or push it into corners, just normal stop and go and back roads, which have curves and get windy. Could I spend $250 elsewhere on something that I'd like better?
     
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  2. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    What's a rear seat bar?
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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    The sway bar (seat bar) makes a very noticeable difference in cornering. I got rid of mine for off roading but if I didn't drive off road I'd want the sway bar.
     
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  4. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Yeah lol. Sway bar. Damn autocorrect and idk how to edit the thread title. Can it be done?

    And thanks for the input. I am leaning towards saving up for one.
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    It can be edited but I don't know how to do it either. @joonbug knows how.
     
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  6. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    Ah I fixed it. Between here and tacomaworld been on these boards for 9 years and never figured out how to edit a title til now.
     
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  7. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    Shit Sean...thought you were talking about a limo bar for your Tunny..
     
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  8. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    Right at the top under the thread title you can edit with "thread tools" or "unwatch thread"
     
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  9. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    That was my first thought. Then I thought, where ya gonna put the sink drain?
     
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  10. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    I'd also consider one of those
     
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  11. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    drill...baby....drill...
     
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  12. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    Guess I'll Google that!!
     
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  13. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    Get a Helwig if you decide to go that route unless you prefer TRD red paint!
     
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  14. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    RSB is worth it if you’re strictly a pavement licker, I’ve had fun with mine taking turns at 75mph even off ramps and the truck was stable. Now with king shocks on I took off both sway bars and I snort desert dust now and going faster off-road, still stable on road but cumon it’s a truck naw mean?!
     
  15. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    I just did mine about 6 months ago and I think it's worth it
     
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  16. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    Is it much better? I see its chromemolly and thicker but its quite a bit more expensive.
     
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    Anyone selling theirs after removing it?
     
  18. Jun 21, 2018 at 2:56 AM
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    Adding the TRD rear sway bar was one of the first things I did to my crewmax. Definitely worth the money
     
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  19. Jun 21, 2018 at 3:13 AM
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    Yes....do it!
     
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  20. Jun 21, 2018 at 3:48 AM
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    Worth every penny ! One of the first mod's I did , it makes all the difference in the world . I got the TRD one and the amount of body roll /leaning decreased in corners . Hwy on ramps is amazing.
     
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  21. Jun 21, 2018 at 3:57 AM
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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum (lurker...ha). I got a rear and front trd sway bar last week. (Painted them black). They really help to keep the truck level in corners and improve steering feel. There are lots of curvy mountain roads here, and before the bars, the truck felt loose like a ship at sea. Its much more solid feeling. Just remember, these bars are for road use only, as they limit suspension articulation offroad.
    Cheers
     
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  22. Jun 21, 2018 at 3:58 AM
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    Also think it's worth the $$...however - you said you'll be driving on back roads. I will say if any of those are a little rough (paved or non-paved) you will feel the bounce from the ass end more. If one tire hits the pot hole you'll feel it like they both did because the axle and frame are now tied together. Even a concrete road that has settled and has dips (not sure how to explain it) feels like you're gonna be thrown out of your seat. But then again that's highway speeds...slow driving might not be as bad. Just a word of caution.
     
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  23. Jun 21, 2018 at 4:30 AM
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    Agreed. The 02’ came with a front sway bar and I noticed that when at speed on highway dips and bumps/fissures that the entire front end “jumped” at every hit and seemed to reverberate a noticeable swerve into the rear end of the truck. When the sway links rusted off the sway bar my ride became noticeable smoother without that reverb. The trade off w/o sway bar is a little more roll (not much) but a far superior highway feel as well as better articulation at low speed bumps. For me its a net gain. Do not recommend a sway bar unless you are doing speed racer turns all around town all day long. If you drive like you need a sway bar, then maybe consider a sportster type car instead of a truck.
     
  25. Jun 21, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    The roads around here all all paved but less than desirable as far as the condition. We get pot holes and frost heaves. The roads can be quite rough at times. This would deter some of you from doing the sway bar?
     
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    We have alot of the same conditions around here and I will still say I am glad I put it on.
     
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    If you are going to buy them wait til ebay runs the 20% off on automotive. I had both front and rear bars in my cart and the coupon code ended at 10p and i was trying to checkout when it expired. Both came out to about 390 or so with free shipping. One unit was shipping from sparks the other from some dealer in WI.

    Im patiently waiting again.
     
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    Mine came on my truck when I bought it. So I cannot tell you before and after? Can someone tell me factory torque specs from install guide? Can it be over tightened? When I relocated it to rear of rear end when I installed shackles I really torqued it down and now wonder?thanks. D
     
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  30. Jun 21, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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