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Trd swaybar install ?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by SocaliTundra958, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    SocaliTundra958

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    Just curious on installing the trd sway bar, will I need power tools to remove the bolt on the side behind the rear wheels or am I able to unbolt with just a breaker bar? YouTube videos say it makes it easier with a power tool and I’m not really trying to strip the bolt, thanks
     
  2. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    TTU19

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    I didn't use power tools, the breaker bar worked fine for everything and it's an easy install.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    Netmonkey

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    I didn't use any power tools when I installed mine. However, that bolt that you have to remove that holds on the hitch is torqued TIGHT! I had to use a breaker bar.
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    TruckLife900

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    I did it without air/power tools... I was at a friends house, and he aint got jack for tools.

    Breaker bar and a dead blow hammer.
     
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  5. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    Breaker bar should be more than enough on your 18.....hasn’t been together for very long! Mine came off easily during my install.
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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  7. Dec 11, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    I followed that video too. And no power tools, breaker bar worked fine.
     
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  8. Dec 11, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    SocaliTundra958

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  9. Dec 11, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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  10. Dec 12, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    SocaliTundra958

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    Thanks for the boost of confidence and the install video, here is a pic of the finish installF32DC66A-1625-4989-9B38-8BA1437C9534.jpgThanks fellas
     
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  11. Dec 17, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    Well, how did it handle? Was it worth the effort to add? ( I hope so, I just ordered mine)
     
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  12. Dec 17, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    DaBoro54

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    Looks good
     
  13. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    Just got done with an install this weekend. Definitely need a breaker bar. Turned out great. Funny thing is I ended up having 3 washers left instead of 4 like in the video. Not sure what happened to the 4th washer. Anyhow the truck handles the turns a lot better. Most noticeable on long sweeping turns like exit ramps etc.
     
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  14. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:18 PM
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    Rica25

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    Make sure you re torque after 500 miles
     
  15. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:32 PM
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    good lookin out.
     
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  16. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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    I used a long ratchet, a torque wrench, and a 7-year-old. You'll be fine.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    yes it was well the effort to add, i see post that people say they don't feel the difference is insane, it really feels more planted for sure.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2017 at 9:56 PM
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    Sure does make a difference
     
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  19. Dec 17, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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    will do, i just realize i might win my fantasy football and have extra $$$ for the trd dual exhaust lol,
     
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  20. Dec 23, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    Took less than a hour to do this morning on a 17 DC. 1/2 breaker bar was used but a 1/2 ratchet would have worked. Absolutely nothing was rusted or seized. Took longer to walk back and forth in the garage for tools than it did to install. Seems like it tightened up the rear end or my mind is saying it did to validate spending the $$$$$
     
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  21. Dec 23, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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    My truck came with one already so I never noticed a difference? I noticed all Ram trucks come standard with one? Merry Christmas. D
     
  22. Feb 6, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    had you replaced the rear shocks? Im running 6112s bilsteins on the front but have stock on the back. Will i notice a difference?
     
  23. Feb 6, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    I running all billstein shocks and sway bar and the body roll is what goes away when making turns and just stabilizes struck overall
     
  24. Feb 6, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    ok thanks, Ill install mine at the same time after the 5100s
     
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  25. Feb 6, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    My billstein shocks and sway bar and also 8 inch ba muffler were all just installed about 8 months ago and very happy with outcome
     
  26. Feb 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    OMG the sway bar is a HUUUGE difference!!!
     
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    Agree
     
  28. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Just installed my rear TRD sway bar yesterday. Very straightforward and definitely tightened up the handling. Still have a little bed bounce but better. Once current set of tires are worn out going to go with Bilsteins all the way around. Will opt for the `1.35" front level and with the sway bar and a bed full of firewood hope that she wont be too nose high.

    Was able to use impact gun with some extensions and get frame bolt out and in through the wheel well.
     
  29. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    been a while but as I recall I did get some use out of my cordless 3/8 impact. those things don't put out THAT much torque.
     
  30. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    I just used the trustee old breaker bar and a torque wrench. I like spinning wrenches sometimes. Something euphoric about it. Plus a free bicep workout!
     

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