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    Default revived my anti-sway bar

    did this project two weeks back when I was home in san antonio...

    what i did:

    1) removed stock sway bar

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    2) sandblasted it to removed all rust

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    3) repainted it with rustoleum flat black paint

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    4) reinstalled with energy suspension greasable polyurethane bushings

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    I enjoyed this project
    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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    Good job
    David
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
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    Hi ,reggiecab2000
    I am agree with you,it is easy for handling.some more information about-Anti sway bar which reduces body roll for easier handling.Increases traction and control by distributing truck weight more evenly to both sides
    Ensures proper fit and correct ground clearance on lowered trucks. Constructed of hot-formed T4140 chrome-moly spring steel. Kit includes all hardware and polyurethane bushings for easy bolt-on installation.Anti-sway bars use the weight of the RV to create stability. You install the bars to the vehicle's frame and chassis. Anti-sway bars designed for a trailer's hitch and tongue also work similarly. They help reduce the vehicle's side-to-side motion by bracing the weight of the vehicle's axle against the chassis. The anti-sway bars distribute the recreational vehicle's weight evenly. The bar on each side effectively holds the vehicle when a gust of wind hits it.

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    Looks Great!
    99 Gmc Sonoma SL 4.3L 4x4 Reg Cab Long Bed

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    Good job.. Did you want to upgrade the bar also? A bigger bar does make a big difference.. When you reinstalled it did you keep the bar level with the axel?
    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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    Good job man, looks a lot better.


    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    Good job.. Did you want to upgrade the bar also? A bigger bar does make a big difference.. When you reinstalled it did you keep the bar level with the axel?
    I had asked a question about upgrading the bar a few months ago on here vs replacing bushings.... the conclusion I came to was that it wasnt worth the extra money to replace the entire front anti-sway bar vs adding poly bushings which i heard our trucks respond well to, and the difference in thickness between my factory bar and the hellwig is only 0.02". But while I was doing this project and took my truck out for a test drive, i decided to do some slaloming in the middle of the road at about 40 mph, with no sway bar, then i did it again with the bar and poly bushings, and in all honesty I couldnt tell a difference..... Ive considered doing a rear sway bar from hellwig, but still ponder if it really make THAT much of a difference off roading, which really only seems to consist of beach driving for me lately...

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    you don't have a rear now? Get one You will like it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    you don't have a rear now? Get one You will like it..
    correct, I do not have a rear one. I hear people say theyre awesome, then I hear they limit so much suspension flex, etc... But i do not do rock crawling and I dont think my truck has ever been in a situation where i needed extreme suspension flex.... I do the occasional mudding with my truck, by occassional I mean it varies... Could happen 2 times a month or once every few months, but nothing "extreme", everything else is just messing around in the beach sand, Like the occasional late night bonfire and some donuts in the sand afterwards.... But I have always valued anyones opinion who has one, and wonder the pros and cons, if your offering your experience???

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