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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 11:56 AM
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swaybar removal

Has anyone tried running an s- series blazer (mines an 89) with out the swaybar? I have the torsion bars cranked, so its plenty stiff in the front that You'd think it wouldn't act funny on the street, I also wounder if this would even be a gain off road cause we all know that IFS basically sucks. can't wait to be able to afford a straight axle swap but until then I'll keep tweaking the rear!!!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 01:43 PM
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Re: swaybar removal

I took mine off. It likes to lean in the corners, you just gotta learn how to drive it. I suggest that you try it for yourself. It only takes 8 bolts to remove it.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 02:38 PM
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Re: swaybar removal

did you notice any advantage off-road with the swaybar removed?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 10:52 PM
 
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Re: swaybar removal

I did notice a difference. It wasn't the huge difference but still, if you got some rought terrain, each wheels tends to have a little bit more traction and you also (mostly the great part of it) you don't get rocked as mutch in the cab[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] because the front IFS works more like its supposed to be, a REAL IFS[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I did notice a little help in the flexx departement but don't be expecting too mutch, I guess some people will notice it more or less than others.

I will put it back for winter though. I noticed that I tend to drive the same way I was used to before and therefore the little bit of body roll I get makes the tire work (or wear) a little bit more on the edges[sad]. But That is basicaly because of the way I drive[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I did only take off the end nuts and bolts that bolts to the suspension table so that way, Its only a matter of minutes putting it back. And in other times, I keep it dangling but attached at a safe distance[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].

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