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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 11:19 PM
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On the weekend, I ramped 517 on a 23 degree RTI ramp. I've seen some print sources that say the average box stock S-series truck/utility will only ramp between 3 and 400. I've got a stocker, and I ramped way over that. Could it be because of the very conspicuous absence of a rear sway bar on my Blazer? It doesn't even look like there's a provision to mount one. My mom's 98 has one, but my '88 doesn't. What year did they put rear sway bars on the S-series?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 10:08 AM
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Re: Sway Bars?

the older ones never had sway bars, RTI's vary with many conditions, as do "stock s10s" there are alot of variables in both instances. Real RTI's are on the trails!!!
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the ramp was in the middle of a trails course, the ground was muddy, and my tires were all clogged up :P

I've flexed it out in a few parking lots on concrete berms (they look alot like an RTI ramp) and yes, even on the trail. 90% of the guys in my 4x4 club think I'm certifiably insane for doing some of the stuff I do with the rig I have.
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Re: Sway Bars?

It actually was very common for them not to have front anti-sway bars also.

It wasn't all that long ago that they started doing that and I think it only comes with the tow package but I'm not sure. I think the first time I saw one was in 97 or 98. I remember thinking it was cool when on a full-size the only thing they came on was dualies and Suburbans.
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i've got a front swaybar...
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<font face="comic Sans MS">That's interesting... Virtually 100% of all S series (including the earlier 1980's stuff) I've seen have had an anti-sway bar, with the only exceptions being those who have had owners remove them... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>
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Re: Sway Bars?

My 89 Sonoma didn't have one (nor did it have one, but it had half ton springs). I put one on it though. My cousin's 86 S10 Blazer didn't have one either. An old friend's 88 longbox S10 didn't have one either.

I imagine it had something to do with how much of a strip model the vehicles were.
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