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TRD sway bar worth it?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by digdug, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Apr 30, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    digdug

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    I am thinking about switching out the sway bar on my '08 for the TRD sway bar. For those of you who have done this swap, is it worth it?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. May 20, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    tundras00

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    Don't get it. From all the reading that I have done on this forum, these guys say to stay away from TRD in general. DON'T do it!

    Sorry, couldn't help it.
     
  3. May 20, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    You're talking about the front sway bar I assume?
     
  4. May 20, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Front or rear? Uncouple your sway bar for a few days to see how you like it. You may feel a difference for the better.
     
  5. May 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Yeah, front or rear?

    Rear, Yes for sure. Been running it since 2013 on my 2014 Tundra. But now that I have installed a mid travel setup I am thinking about removing front and rear sway bars.
     
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  6. May 21, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    Take it off, limits the articulation of the the suspension. That's why we spend big bucks for killer suspension.
     
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  7. May 21, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    Down with sway bars!
     
  8. May 21, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Your front bar should be fine... adding a Hellwig bar to the rear is an excellent upgrade. I wouldn't own a truck if I couldn't add a rear sway bar.
     
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  9. May 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    i have neither, couldn't be happier.....
     
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  10. May 21, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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  11. May 21, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Was wondering if the rear sway bar affects your travel. Do some tests before and after so we know how much it restricts articulation!!! I like the rear bar on the streets but always wondered how much it restricts off-road.
     
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  12. May 21, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    just removeeeeeeee it.....
     
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  13. May 21, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    But I like it on the streets! So I can punk Porsche’s on the onramps...:rofl:
    But seriously if I get a decent mid travel setup in the rear the bars will prolly most likely be gone. Just can’t justify it with my stock leafs.
     
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  14. May 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    My front is off and I only run a rear. Wierd I know but I actually like how it handles right now like this!
     
  15. May 21, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    yes its worth it.

    99.9% of Tundra owners will never do any REAL off roading and surely not enough where rear articulation is an issue. the tiny percentage who are actually crawling over cooler sized rocks and trees might find some benefit.
     
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    This!
     
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    I mainly drive on the road, and I haul ass. I was surprised with how bad the body roll was with my 2016 crewmax. I opted for the TRD bar, and it was pretty simple to install. I was pretty impressed with the reduction in body roll for me and my driving style. I am glad I went with it. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
     
  18. May 21, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    I got front and rear TRD bars. Very happy with the way the truck handles. Worth the money IMHO.
     
  19. May 21, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    It really helped with body roll. I wouldn't buy another Tundra and not have one
     
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    I forget who said it, but when I was coming down the first big hill at Peligreen, I was told the sway bar was limiting the rear. Might have been Matt. Having the rear sway bar may have saved me from hitting my TRD Duals with the Deaver K37's too. In the end I hit one of the tips on the rock edge though. It won't happen at the next trip though.
     
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    I feel the same way. :cheers:
     
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    This is with the TRD Rear Sway Bar. The wheel still touches the groud and my floor jack wouldn't go any higher

    IMG_3470.jpg
     
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    Removed front sway bar and still have the TRD rear sway bar installed with 13" of travel front and rear. Suspension mods in signature.
     
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    I’m strictly street, 2007 tundra limited, 2 wheeler, rear sway or not? Opinions wanted
     
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    Definitely a great improvement I went with the Hellwig.
     
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    I was thinking the rear TRD because it’s substantially cheaper then the Hellwig, is it just preference or actually a performance thing?
     
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    Is the Hellwig thicker than the TRD?
     
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    Either will make a improvement the Hellwig is just alot heavier built and adjustable. The TRD is hollow and the Hellwig is solid and bigger diameter so it should work better.
     
  29. Nov 10, 2020 at 7:13 PM
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    Yes and solid instead of hollow.
     
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to hear.
     
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