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    Default Torsion Bars or Anti-sway bars

    I have a 2004 1500 burb that I lifted with a 3" SkyJacker suspension lift. It has alot of roll to it when travelling on country roads. I live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and the roads are pretty curvy. I was wondering if there is an aftermarket solution to make it more stable. And BTW, what is the difference between torsion bars and anti sway bars?

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    the torsion bar is part of your front suspension, you can tighten it to lift the front if your truck but itll make a rougher ride.
    anti sway bars are just that... they keep your vehicle from swaying during turns.

    solution:?
    1) replace all your rubber bushing with poly bushings (sway bar bushings, leaf spring bushings, body mount bushings, control arm bushings, etc.)
    2) add an anti sway bar to the rear of your suburban (hellwig, addco, etc.)
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    Powertrain:
    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Performance:
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    BLACKBEAR TUNED!!!
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Audio:
    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)


    Tires/Wheels:
    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    Suspension:
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    Lighting:
    FRONT
    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    REAR
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Accessories:
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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    As said above a Rear Anti Sway bar from Hellwig, Hotchkis , Addco and a few others will help alot You can get longer endlinks to work with them too..
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    Default Well, That helps me out!

    Quote Originally Posted by reggiecab2000 View Post
    the torsion bar is part of your front suspension, you can tighten it to lift the front if your truck but itll make a rougher ride.
    anti sway bars are just that... they keep your vehicle from swaying during turns.

    solution:?
    1) replace all your rubber bushing with poly bushings (sway bar bushings, leaf spring bushings, body mount bushings, control arm bushings, etc.)
    2) add an anti sway bar to the rear of your suburban (hellwig, addco, etc.)

    Thanks for the info.... It's niCe to get good answers when I'm an ignoramous about suCh things. BTW, the lower Case C doesn't work on my keyboard.

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    When the SkyJacker lift was installed were the factory Sway bar set-up reconnected?
    And did they use longer links or just rotate the swaybar up to connect?
    Could be as simple as correcting an issue created by the lift kit.

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    He might not have a rear factory Sway bar..
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    True but if they rotated the front sway bar itll agravate the situation.
    Its common to rotate the sway bar with many lift kits under 4", longer links are normally an option that most people dont understand the purpose of.
    The orientation of a sway bar is very important.

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