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Sway bars

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by ardnutoz, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    ardnutoz

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    which sway bar should be done first and why? Front or rear?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    I'd start with WHY?
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    You should have a front sway bar from the factory. You can get a slightly beefier one.
    But need to add a rear one if you want one.
    And like Matt said, what are you trying to accomplish ?
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    @Prostar 190 got one from Hellwig little bit more beefier than TRD one for rear and @1UPPER had his rear painted n links extended also there is a front one that's beefier than one you already have
     
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  5. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    I just want to know why the upgrade? And curious to know if doing one first vs the other makes a difference... like if somebody did a front first and a rear second were they like ahhh I should have done that first...it’s all it needed.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    I'd say put on a rear one since there isnt one on the rear in most cases.

    It's funny cuz when I had a
    Taco and was active on tacomaworld, most guys were taking off their sway bars for better articulation off road, and here guys are adding and upgrading theirs.
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Lots of off roading or just pavement? If off-roading no need to have one, on pavement helps with cornering tight turns keeps rear end flat instead of leaning
     
  8. Apr 25, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    I did the rear first, pulled it out and sold it. Then I pulled out the front one.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    You'll notice a definite improvement in ride quality with the RSB (none before), not as much with the FSB (because there's already one there).

    After I got my RSB, my kid said it felt like a car inside (our RX350 is what she's comparing it to). I can for sure feel there's a difference in less roll during turns and it feels less bumpier, probably because the back suspension is working more congruently.

    For pavement riders, back is the one to get if any.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    This ^^^ is very true. The rear makes a very noticeable difference.... adding it I mean.:D
     
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    I felt a big improvement after the front sway bar upgrade. Now the truck stays level when I brake. It doesn't lunge forward like before. Also when hitting rough spot during on and off ramp the front wheels are not hopping and struggling to get traction. Now it just go over those bumps with the wheels planted. It's hard to explain but I hope that make sense.
     
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    I just bought the rear Hellwig sway bar and I am very happy I did. I feel it handles better and was worth it. The ass of the truck even feels more planted when pulling a trailer.
     
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  13. Apr 26, 2018 at 4:04 AM
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    The Sequoia has a beefier sway bar that a few have swapped in. Go with the Helwig on the rear.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2018 at 4:20 AM
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    I believe i know exactly what you mean. I took a couple of exits a bit hot the other day that i havent taken in quite sometime and the rear felt very light and leaning. Mindful driving fixes that but a sway bar may be the solution for the times when coming in hot happens ;)

    I dont really go offroading, at times i do use some unimproved roads with sharp turns and steep grades mainly during 3 gun season. The rest is driving over trash and road debris. In SE PA, for some reason great pride is taken paving the roads with trash, so it can be a bit bumpy in conjunction with the potholes and lunar craters we have here.!
     
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    I just installed the trd rear. All i can say is i should have done this a long time ago.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Does anyone know if the rear sway bar compromises towing at all? Have 22 foot travel trailer I am planning on towing this summer with the Tundra.
     
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    I used to like it front and rear, then I discovered dirt mixed with king shocks and fast speeds. The body roll is not bad, it’s a truck and I wasn’t intending to corner like a sports car. It all depends on what you want, mall crawler yes, occasional dirt don’t do it as there are no quick disconnects for sway bars for tundras. I’ve only seen that on the giant power wagons.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    I don't tow a lot now with my Tunny but I have used Helwig setups in the past on other trucks I've owned and towed horse trailers. Helped a lot. Will not compromise. A good thing...
     
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    I agree it actually helps from what I have experienced so far.
     
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    I tow a 33ft TT, it was one of the main reasons I bought a sway bar, to reduce it.

    Extreme example of bad sway, and obviously towing wrong here, many wrongs...

    https://youtu.be/siVH_cr5ZnE?t=45s
     
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    I’ll pulling front one out while I’m installing my ome lift soon. I want flex for the mountains. My truck is for wheeling and driving around town pretty much. If I need to haul a trailer I’ll toss it back on for the voyage:thumbsup:
     

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