revived my anti-sway bar

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by reggiecab2000, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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 :)
  2. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Good job:great:
  3. marksoldtowne

    marksoldtowne Member 1 Year

    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.
  4. 09mgray

    09mgray Member 1 Year

    Looks Great!
  5. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    :great: 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?
  6. donyms

    donyms Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Good job man, looks a lot better. :great:
  7. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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...
  8. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    you don't have a rear now? Get one You will like it..
  9. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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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