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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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rear sway bar disconects

anyone make rear sw3ay bar disconnests the front is gone but I have to leave the rear on for towing and I am curious if anyone has heard of a company that makes them for the bronco.
also does anyone use one of those revolver shackles or no anyone who does I am looking for some more articulation in the rear and think these might help any help or advice would be appreciated
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Re: rear sway bar disconects

none that i know of. all it is is two nuts to drop the rear. if you where to just carry a rachet, it would be off in less than a minute.
on revolvers. you would need to do a shackle flip to make them work right, and then the droop they offer does nothing for more traction as the only weight pushing down is the weight of the axle and tire. i dotn see that as much of a help, well except for the RTI ramp kings.
i also dont think the pivit is strong enough for a 6 thousand pound bronco on it.
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Re: rear sway bar disconects

hey thanks for the info on the revolver shackels I jusat thought if the could give me a little extra without going up any more that would be great I know I should get a couple of more inches with the sway bar disconnected and then it will I just have to get alocker for that extra traction [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: rear sway bar disconects

I heard the revolvers were dangerous for a fullsize truck, that they would cause too much axle wrap, or just break or something. I read it a while ago, i guess id have to look into it, see if i can find that article.

As for swaybars, the rear is so easy to remove, that i think id just unbolt it and be done with it. Id rather have disconnects for the front.

But i just had a brainstorm.

Get a second arm (the piece that connects the bar to the truck). Mark the middle on each. On one, shorten it, and machine it down till it resembles a pin. On the other, shorten it, and mill out a hole in the middle for the pin end of the other piece to fit into. Fit em together, and drill a hole through them. Then, install a pin, and youre done! With some measurements, i could prolly whip up a set on a milling machine or lathe pretty easily


Hmm.....now i think i might do this for myself. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


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Re: rear sway bar disconects

hey great idea but you would have to start from sratch because if you cut and then fit the two together it would be to short but what about a sleeve to go over the 2 of them I wonder how badly it would decrease the structural intigrity of the links to drill a hole through them
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Re: rear sway bar disconects

Thats why i figured id get a second pair from a junkyard, and make one set out of the two. My main concern was for the strength, i figured drilling a small hoel through em might cause it to break, but im not sure just how much stress is on them. Then again, the disconnects they sell for the front bar uses the same concept. Maybe theres just less stress on the front bar?
Anyone got any ideas? Would it be safe to drill a hole through the rear swaybar arm?
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