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TRD rear sway bar

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by rbros, Dec 25, 2020.

  1. Mar 8, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    Megaman

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    You read it correctly from what I seen. I do have a stock hitch so I had two washers left over.

    It made a world of difference in how it handles around town....
     
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  2. Mar 8, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    None yet...
    Thanks a lot! Much appreciated...but I think now I am going to have to spend more damn money.
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    question:

    Was considering a purchase but see two different ways to install the rear sway bar.

    Rex Kramers install in post 21
    then post 15 by 1lowlife
    post 24 by Toolaholic
    post 25 by Cincyota

    Why the different 2 methods of install?
     
  4. Mar 8, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    - From what I see, 15 and 25 are mounted just like the instructions. For post (pic) 21, I can only assume it's mounted different on the axle because of air bags or lift. It looks like it'll still function fine as a sway bar to me however......
     
  5. Mar 10, 2021 at 5:34 AM
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    I ordered a rear sway bar this morning. Hopefully shipping won't take too long.
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    Installed this afternoon.

     
  7. Mar 14, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    I bought one,just waiting for the weather to warm up. Still getting snow.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2021 at 3:41 PM
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    I hear you there. Mines been sitting in my garage since December. Between the weather and all the OT, haven't had a chance to install it yet. One of these days I'll get a chance to install it. Although, it did come in handy not having it installed a few days ago. Brought an end link in to the powder coat shop to match up what color to powder coat my tow hooks.
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:18 AM
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    NONE! And trying to keep it that way for a while
    WOW. Truck feels like it's on rails. What a difference! I think Toyota leaves it off most of our trucks so when you put it on you can really feel the difference. Easy enough install but torque wrench is a must have. I was leaning on it hard to get that 84 and 48 and there would be noooo way you could feel like what it should be. If you're on the fence about it just do it. You'll thank yourself later.
     
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  10. Mar 21, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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    Ok so just took a more purposeful drive looking for some curves....I’m telling you I don’t even recognize the truck. I took some decent long radius curves at around 55 mph and the truck stayed flat to the road and i feel like the upgraded suspension that I have installed is finally maximized. If you don’t off-road I highly recommend you get both front and rear sway bars!

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  11. Mar 22, 2021 at 3:27 AM
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    Got mine on yesterday, what a difference ! My wife always says, what do you need that for, well even she was impressed .
     
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  12. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    I have the factory hitch and the instructions say that no washer is needed between the spacer and the hitch on the upper link. I installed it that way at first, but the notch in the hitch plate allowed a rather uneven and not fully covered notch, so I threw a washer in. What do you think???????????
     
  13. Mar 22, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    I followed the instructions and all fit as expected. I don’t think the exposed notch is an issue:
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  14. Mar 22, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    Think the added washer will be an issue, I mean its what 1/16th of an inch thick?
     
  15. Mar 22, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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    I doubt it. Will just push the link rods out from frame a bit more than designed. I like the RSB. Worse thing it bottoms out on my leaf springs near full articulation. But I am running 1.5” shackles. Hence as many here comment that they are not the best when off roading.
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  16. Mar 22, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    I ordered the Hellwig rear from Autoanything and was so damn excited for it to be delivered in a week. Even got 15% off and free shipping. A day or two before the shipping window, I received an email that added AT LEAST two months due to manufacturing issues. I’m now on the fence between waiting for it and just ordering the TRD one. I have a black truck and not that interested in all the extra red showing.

    Does anyone have opinions on Hellwig vs TRD? I have a 17 Platinum. I occasionally off-road but doubt anyone would call it “serious”. I don’t crawl over rocks.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2021 at 11:19 AM
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    Are the TRD ones in stock somewhere or would you have to wait for one of them anyway?
     
  18. Mar 22, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    Either are going to be fine. Unless you are looking for greater than stock suspension travel a rear sway bar is a “must have” on these trucks...other than the SuperCharger, a rear sway is probably next in line in terms of how much of a difference it makes.
     
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  19. Mar 22, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    I ordered my TRD sway bar from McGeorge. I placed my order on Wednesday morning and it was delivered (with free shipping) on Friday afternoon.
     
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  20. Mar 22, 2021 at 12:09 PM
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    how do you get free shipping?
     
  21. Mar 22, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    Unsure, but it seems on here they arrive quickly. And I’ve occasionally come across some on Craigslist. I just know the Hellwig looks great and is supposed to perform better. But would I know? Is it worth the cost? Honestly I’ll prob go TRD cuz I likely wouldn’t know the difference.
     
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  22. Mar 22, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    I used the code FREESHIP. There is a banner at the top of the page for free shipping on orders over $75.
     
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    Also, McGeorge has 2 websites. You have to order from their online site.
     
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    yes I was going to their wrong store, on-line store delivered for $218 includes everything.
     
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    Man I am really starting to dislike this forum...I just purchased a TRD sway bar for McGeorge for the above price of $218. I promised my wife I would not do suspension or anything crazy but yet I keep buying little things (TRD wheel caps/RCI skid plate/Diode fog lights). Death by a 1000 cuts...:spending:
     
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    I removed the washer last night, it was weighing heavily on my mind...
     
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    NONE! And trying to keep it that way for a while
    HAHAHA and I sat and looked at mine a long time. It said auxiliary washer and that really threw me off. It didn't explain in the paper instructions about the hitch non-hitch. After I already torqued it down without a washer I sat there for a long time wondering if I should pull it and put the washer on...
     
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    Looking forward to picking one of these up for my truck, thinking i may want to powder coat it black though.
     

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