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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by DiegoC, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Nov 6, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    DiegoC

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    Sorry guys I’m very new to the truck scene.

    Can I get some pros and cons to sway bars?

    Also if I were to get sway bars do I go front ones first, rear ones first, or just get both done at once?

    Thanks,

    Diego
     
  2. Nov 6, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    If your strictly driving on the street and no off-reading, a rear sway bar helps a lot with body roll and gives a more planted feeling when driving. You can get the TRD rear sway bar or I think Hellewig make one as well.
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    TRD rear ones help with body roll especially on turns.

    There’s already a front one, the TRD one is heavier (and it’s red lol) so you do notice a bit of a difference.

    Hellwig has an option for a rear sway bar, one that accommodates a high lift.

    Guys who rock crawl take them all off for more articulation.

    If anything for street, get rear ones, definite noticeable improvement.
     
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  4. Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    Awesome. Thanks for the feed back guys! I appreciate it.

    -Diego
     
  5. Nov 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    I have the TRD rear bar that really helps in the turns, no bar upfront. There's better articulation without the sway bars but I off road with the rear attached and it doesn't interfere with what I'm doing. I'm not talking about gravel roads either.
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    For those that installed the TRD rear bar did the ride quality suffer at all?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    Nope, without a doubt, unless you like rocking left to right like a pirate ship.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Is the rear TRD (or other) sway bar available with some sort of easy/quick release or disconnect?

    I ask because around town and for towing the travel trailer it would be nice to have. But for the weekends out on the trails I don’t want to lose articulation.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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  10. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    It’s pretty easy to remove the links and zip tie them out of the way. Two nuts and bolts to undo. You can just leave the sway bar in place. Bolt em back on when you are back on the road. Pretty quick
     
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  11. Nov 6, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    I have the front and rear sways. No difference in ride and it feels like it has tightened the truck up on corners and such
     
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  12. Nov 6, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    I had the TRD one put on my Pro and makes a big diff IMO.
     
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  13. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Can put the trd sway on a lifted tundra-bilstein 6100 2” lift?
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    Will the rear sway bar prevent my parent in laws from getting dizzy and puking on road trips?
     
  15. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    Will my front and rear sway bars prevent my dog from puking in the back seat?
     
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    Installed the rear TRD sway bar and it make the truck sway less on turns. Makes the whole vehicle feel planted on the ground.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:24 PM
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    I used Hellwig sway bars on the rear at stiffest setting, truck drives well in corners and turns no sway side to side on the flip side As everyone has mentioned it will suffer suspension articulation a little.
    But with the stiffest setting it eliminates the rear bed bounce which is good. Truck feels more planted.

    For on road pavement driving and some wash board sand drives no sensation of your like in a boat, I guess that would answer the question of in laws and dogs having puking issues. :cheers:
     
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  18. Nov 9, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    Just installed the TRD rear sway bar. Why didn't I do this two years ago when I bought this beast?

    IMO Sway bar should be the first purchase for the 90% of us road warriors. Simple to install.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    Front and rear TRD bars... Awesome.

    95% on road driving.
    Sways and off road do not go together.
    I have +3" front and +3 CB shackles out back (~1.7" lift) and it is within range. The front TRD bar is 20% stiffer over stock. ...and you do notice the improvement. Do them at the same time, and you'll be blown away.
     
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    I got the rear TRD on my Pro and really like it. Noticed a huge difference right off the bat. I won't be doing the type of off-roading that would interfere with it. Mud, gravel and creek beds. Large rocks and stumps I will be staying away from. It's easy enough to detach them, as was posted in a recent thread as well, and leave them suspended in place if necessary. Gives you the best of both worlds.
     
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    Like others have said once I did it wonder why I waited so long.
     
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    Just reattached my OEM front TRD sway a few months back with new beefier links as the original thin links had rusted off. Makes a huge positive difference. I ordered a Hellwig 7700 for the rear and its on backorder. Looking forward to install and feedback. The reviews all seem very encouraging.
     
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    I watched a YouTube video of how to put it on, the guy recommend smearing Loctitie Anti-Seize all over the bolts. I did. Hopefully this will make them last a bit longer.
     
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    Haha just got done watching the same video as I plan on installing this in the near future. Seemed like a pretty simple process.
     
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    Haha ya, YouTube is amazing. Very simple. 19mm wrench, 19mm and a 22mm ratchet. One video says the bolts won’t fit and you have to go buy some with the proper threatening. They do fit. My Amazon order said the sway bar wasn’t a match for my 2016. It was.

    My only 2cents for the install : The two U bolts should be positioned and the sway bar should come and be bolted at the same time. I did the driver-side first, and then went to the passenger side and realized I had to get crosspiece clamp thingie between the axle and the sway bar. It works both ways but I think it would be easier if you can get them bolted up together. Either way works, but might be easier with a second set of hands.
     
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  27. Nov 12, 2018 at 4:38 AM
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    I have the TRD front and rear with Icon shocks. You will think your truck can handle better than it actually can. Def helps with abrupt turns at all speeds
     
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    Front bars are standard, and I always add one to the rear of my trucks.
     
  29. Nov 12, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    I believe the OEM front sway are good enough no need to change save you money. That is just me.

    Invest on the rear sway bars is a better option.
     
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    Yeah, if you are doing normal driving you might just feel very little difference compared to the rear sway bar. I say save your money also, as I did it.

    Maybe it's just me, but the steering also feels a tad heavier now with the front TRD. Not a problem, and just an observation. Feels like a tank now, or maybe that's how it was and don't remember as I don't drive mine enough.
     
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